Company taking reservations for $30,000 Lordstown made EV
A California electric vehicle maker is now taking reservations for a car that would be manufactured in Lordstown.
Fisker Incorporated has announced a 2024 target date to begin deliveries of its Personal Electric Automotive Revolution named “Pear”.
Fisker CEO Henrik Fisker told 21 News Anchor Derek Steyer last October that as part of a partnership between Lordstown Motors and Taiwan-based Foxconn, Fisker says it plans to produce 250,000 Pear vehicles a year.
The starting price of the Pear in the U.S. will be $29,900 in the before taxes and incentives for the five-passenger, all-electric vehicle.
The company says the Pear will be compact, digitally connected, with intuitive controls, and sporty driving.
“PEAR will feature the very latest technology in a beautifully designed, affordable urban mobility device,” said Fisker.
Valley Congressman, Tim Ryan also released a statement on Wednesday in response to Fisker's announcement of the timeline for the PEAR's production in Lordstown. The statement reads as follows:
"I've been fighting for the Mahoning Valley to be the nation's hub of electric vehicle production for years. With Fisker's announcement that the PEAR will be ready for delivery in 2024, we are another step closer to making that a reality."
"With this partnership, we're creating good-paying union jobs for Ohio's workers, positioning the United States to lead the world in production for electric vehicles and batteries and ensuring that moment happens right here in Voltage Valley."
Consumers can reserve the Fisker PEAR for $250 for the first reservation and $100 for the second reservation.
Manufacture of the Pear would be another step forward in the effort to turn the Mahoning Valley into “Voltage Valley” as a center for the electric vehicle industry.
In addition to Lordstown Motors Endurance plans, General Motors and LG Chem have a joint venture underway in Lordstown to produce Ultium batteries for GM’s electric vehicles.