Fresh start or folly? Lordstown Motors tries to thread electric pickup needle

Beleaguered startup Lordstown Motors Corp., facing federal investigations and  production costs for a commercial electric pickup truck that exceed the price it can get for the vehicle, is gamely showing up at industry events focused on the future rather than its ignominious past.

Despite more setbacks than successes, including an ousted founder in the crosshairs of Securities and Exchange Commission and Justice Department probes and financial challenges that led the company to officially...

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