Fisker Announces Planned Production Start for Pear EV

LOS ANGELES – Electric vehicle manufacturer Fisker Inc. announced Thursday that it plans to start production of its Pear crossover at Foxconn’s Lordstown, Ohio, plant in July 2025.

“As previously announced, the vehicle will be produced in Ohio with global technology/electronics leader Foxconn,” the company said in an email along with a press release announcing additional details of the new EV. “Manufacturing and deliveries are expected to commence in July 2025,” the press release said.

Fisker announced in May 2022 that the company and Foxconn had signed a preliminary agreement to build the Pear at the Lordstown plant. Thus far, a formal agreement has not been announced.

Fisker first publicly showcased Pear on Aug. 3 at the company’s first Product Vision Day.

“With Pear, we threw convention out the window,” Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “We created this vehicle with the idea that young people living in the world’s big cities need innovative, versatile, and affordable mobility.”

The Pear is using a new light steel body structure; Fisker’s engineering and design departments have worked on reducing the parts count by 35%. The approximately 15-foot-long vehicle is smaller than the Fisker Ocean SUV, which began deliveries during the second quarter of 2023. It features a unique Houdini trunk that enables owners to load and unload in tight street parking situations and to avoid damage in parking structures with low ceilings. The trunk lid and glass move down behind the rear bumper beam and are protected in case of a rear crash.

Fisker confirmed earlier this month that the Pear’s base price is $29,900 before incentives.

The interior of Fisker’s Pear crossover.

Additional features include a drawer-like front boot, or “froot,” that could be used to store anything from delivery pizza to workout gear, thereby keeping odors out of the cabin; it will be offered with an insulated option to keep food hot or cold. The cabin itself is designed to be durable, with no fragile moving parts.

The Pear will also have a lounge mode, with all seats folding flat, including the rear seat folding backwards into the trunk area, to create a large lounge space for watching a movie or taking a rest. The Pear will come with an optional 17.1-inch rotating screen for entertainment in Lounge Mode. The five-seat vehicle will have an option to seat six people, with a large two-seat bench replacing the single front passenger seat and center console.

The interior will feature recycled and bio-based materials to help make Pear a leader in sustainability in its segment. The Pear will also be the basis of Fisker’s aim to create a carbon neutral vehicle by 2027. The vehicle has been presented in its final production form, except for the exterior camera mirrors, which are still under review.

Two battery options will provide an estimated range of either 180 miles, aimed at being the lightest and most sustainable version, or an estimated 320-mile range for longer trips.

The vehicle is projected to deliver a base 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.3 seconds. The Pear will be offered in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, ride on standard 20-inch wheels and be outfitted with low rolling resistance tires and optional 22-inch wheels with high performance tires. A high-performance variant, the Fisker Pear Extreme, will also be in the lineup.

The Pear will be the first Fisker vehicle to implement the company’s in-house designed, high-performance computer, the Fisker Blade.

Fisker has also announced that a production-intent Pear will be exhibited publicly at the Fisker Lounge Munich on Sept. 4 through 10, concurrent with the IAA Mobility 2023 event in Munich.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.