Reservations for Fisker Pear Surpass 3,000

LOS ANGELES – Fisker Inc. reported Wednesday that the electric vehicle it plans to manufacture at Foxconn’s Lordstown plant will 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 as yet unseen Fisker Pear, an acronym for Personal Electric Automotive Revolution, the company said.

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,” said Fisker CEO and Chairman 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 EV company describes the Pear as a “sporty crossover” that includes a first-ever “Houdini” trunk, an alternative to rear-cargo hatches.

“Intended for a metropolitan lifestyle, Fisker Pear ‘s interior will offer a new level of storage for its segment,” the company said. “Design-wise, the beltline and side window area are extremely low, with a large, wraparound windscreen affording a commanding view when driving. The Pear will be available in rear-wheel-drive, single motor, and all-wheel-drive, dual motor, configurations featuring four levels of option packages.”

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 produce 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.

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