REUTERS/Alan FreedDETROIT (Reuters) - Lordstown Motors Corp’s president said on Tuesday the electric vehicle startup has “firm” and “binding” orders for the first two years of production of its pickup truck, a week after saying it had no binding orders for the vehicle, sending shares up 10%.
“Currently we have enough orders for production for ‘21 and ‘22,” President Rich Schmidt said at an Automotive Press Association event in Detroit.
“Those are firm orders we have for those two years.”“I don’t know the exact facts of the legal aspect of that, but they are basically binding orders that are committed here in the last two weeks, reconfirmed orders,” he added, when asked if they were binding orders.
The Ohio company subsequently said the orders were not binding and on June 8, when it warned it was running out of cash, disclosed in a regulatory filing it had no binding orders or commitments from customers.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked the company for information related to the truck pre-orders.
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