UPDATE, May 13: Fisker Pear production plans confirmed
Fisker has announced production of its Pear electric vehicle will be in Lordstown, Ohio, after the manufacturer and Foxconn acquired a former General Motors plant.
In a joint announcement, Fisker and Foxconn confirmed the EV brand’s second model would be built in the mid-west facility, with at least 250,000 examples expected to be produced annually.
Home to the production of certain GM vehicles from 1966 to 2019, the Lordstown Assembly plant was most recently utilised by fellow electric vehicle start-up Lordstown Motors, with the latter’s fate remaining unknown after today’s announcement and GM selling its stake in the manufacturer earlier this year.
Production of the Pear will follow the Ocean, Fisker’s upcoming SUV, with CEO Henrik Fisker saying, “the Pear will be a revolutionary electric vehicle that won’t fit into any existing segment.”
Read on below to find out what we know so far about the Pear EV.
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February 18: Fisker Pear set to launch as more affordable EV
American electric vehicle manufacturer Fisker has teased its newest model, the Pear.
Pear is an acronym for “Personal Electric Automotive Revolution” according to the new carmaker, and production is expected to begin in 2024, when it is claimed to launch with a price of US$29,990 (AU$42,000).
The new electric car will follow the lead of the Ocean SUV, but as a more affordable option in its lineup.
Although details are not yet available, Fisker stated that the Pear would be a compact, urban electric vehicle (EV) with digital connectivity and room for five passengers.
The Fisker Ocean SUV
It is likely the Pear will come with a smaller battery pack than the Ocean and have less powerful electric motors due to its lower price. It’s possible that the new entry-level EV will have a battery of around 60kWh and a driving range of about 320 kilometres.
Fisker’s teaser photo shows a compact crossover-looking car. Although it is an overhead shot, the EV can be seen borrowing styling cues from the Ocean. It will have the same rounded front fascia and short bonnet meeting with flared haunches, and tapered rear.
The Pear’s development will be done in conjunction with Chinese electronic company Foxconn (and be built in China) which recently expanded into electric car manufacturing and launched a pair of electric vehicles itself.
Henrik Fisker, CEO of the start-up, said the “PEAR will be a beautiful, affordable, urban mobility device that features the latest technology. This is an exciting vehicle, and a great time for the company as it expands its product line.”
Fisker has previously said it wants to launch in Australia, but has not confirmed any details.