Fisker Posts Interior Rendering of EV Slated for Lordstown
LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Fisker Inc. Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker has teased additional design details of the new electric vehicle the company plans to manufacture at Foxconn’s Lordstown plant in 2024.
Fisker posted the first interior rendering of the Pear, an acronym for Personal Electric Automotive Revolution, on his Instragram account this week.
“SNEAK PEEK!….. Fisker Pear ‘s interior will offer a new level of storage for its segment,” Fisker stated. “Design-wise, the beltline and side window area are extremely low, with a large, wraparound windscreen affording a commanding view when driving.”
Two weeks ago, the CEO posted an image of the vehicle’s frontal exterior via his Instagram account. Although the company has dripped out some teaser images, the vehicle is still under wraps and hasn’t been seen publicly.
Fisker Inc. reported Wednesday that the Pear would be revealed during the second half of 2023, with production to begin in 2024.
To date, more than 3,200 reservations have been placed for the vehicle, the company said. A customer, in response to Fisker’s latest post, said they reserved “one yesterday from Italy.”
Prototype testing for the Pear is slated for late 2022.
“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,” Fisker said in a statement. “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 EV company describes the Pear as a “sporty crossover” that includes a first-ever “Houdini” trunk, an alternative to rear-cargo hatches.
The Fisker Pear offers two battery packs, with the larger hyper range pack targeted at over 310 miles per charge, the company announded. The Pear will also come equipped with a SolarSky panoramic roof, adding emissions-free range to the battery.
Last month, Fisker confirmed plans to manufacture the Pear at Lordstown after Taiwan-based tech giant Foxconn purchased the plant from Lordstown Motors Corp. for $230 million.
In March 2021, Foxconn and Fisker signed a contract manufacturing agreement in which Foxconn would producer the Pear at the Lordstown plant.
CEO Fisker has said the company could manufacture up to 250,000 EVs annually at Lordstown.
Fisker is currently developing the Fisker Ocean, an electric SUV at a plant in Austria. The company announced Wednesday that more than 50,000 reservations are in place for that vehicle, which will begin production Nov. 17, 2022.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.