Fisker claims 3,200 reservations for EV planned for Lordstown production
Los Angeles-based Fisker unveiled more information about the electric vehicle they plan to make at the former GM Lordstown Assembly plant in a joint venture with Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn.
Fisker announced on Wednesday that has received more than 3,200 reservations for its PEAR: an acronym for Personal Electric Automotive Revolution.
Promising to fully reveal the PEAR in the second half of 2023, Fisker said development is underway and prototype testing is expected to begin later this year. Production is slated to begin in 2024.
Describing the PEAR as a sporty crossover, Fisker says the vehicle will have what it calls a “Houdini trunk”, an alternative to traditional rear cargo hatches.
Saying the PEAR is designed for a metropolitan lifestyle, Fisker says the car will have an extremely low beltline and side window area, with a large, wraparound windscreen affording a commanding view when driving.
The single motor Fisker PEAR will be available in rear-wheel-drive, while the dual motor PEAR will be all-wheel drive. Fisker says it will offer four levels of option packages.
Fisker says it will offer two battery packs in the PEAR, with the larger Hyper Range pack targeted at over 310 miles, and will feature the SolarSky panoramic roof, adding emissions-free range to the battery.
“The over 3,200 reservations already for the Fisker PEAR indicate this revolutionary mobility device, designed for city dwellers, demonstrates customers are ready for Fisker to deliver the 21st century’s most innovative vehicle,” said CEO Henrik Fisker. “The Fisker PEAR’s cool new features and technologies – and affordable pricing below $29,900 – are designed specifically for the customer of the future.”
The company also announced that reservations for its all-electric Fisker Ocean SUV surpassed 50,000.
The Fisker Ocean will start production at a carbon-neutral factory in Austria on Nov. 17, 2022, with the base Sport trim priced at $37,499 before incentives. The Extreme trim level is priced at $68,999 and delivers an estimated range of over 350 miles.