Chairman and founder of Fisker Inc. Henrik Fisker shared details about the new electric vehicle – the Pear electric crossover. Sales of new items on both sides of the Atlantic will begin in 2025. It will be the second model of the brand after the Fisker Ocean, available on the European market. Pear's target price tag is around $36,000.
With such a price and the promised level of comfort, Fisker Pear will be a serious competitor in the market. Moreover, not only the similar-sized Peugeot e-3008 and Nissan Ariya, but also the cheaper and more popular Peugeot e-208 and Vauxhall Corsa Electric.
According to Fisker, what will make the new Pear profitable is its custom-designed architecture. This platform has nothing in common with the aluminum skateboard platform that underlies the Fisker Ocean SUV. To reduce costs on the road to production, Pear lost 35% of the concept's details. In addition, unlike the Oken, it is completely made of steel. The company calls it “Steel Plus Plus”.
At the same time, the company abandoned the use of gigalith technology, which is being introduced by some manufacturers, primarily Tesla and Toyota. In the event of an accident, this method would make Pear too expensive to repair, Fisker said. Local production will also allow Europeans to offer such an affordable price tag. Negotiations on this matter are already underway. Fisker did not specify whether the company Magna Steyr, which assembles Ocean in Austria, is involved in the project. In the USA, the production of the crossover will be entrusted to Taiwanese Foxconn.
The Fisker Pear will go on sale later this year, but customers will receive the first cars only at the “very end” of 2025. The production crossover is said to retain many of the design innovations showcased in last year's show car. In particular, a two-row six-seat interior layout, an isolated front box instead of a conventional trunk, and a Lounge mode that turns the seats into beds.
Also in place will be the Houdini trunk lid, which rolls into the body for improved access to luggage in tight spaces. Fisker believes that all these things will help attract the attention of customers to the model. Without them, the Fisker Pear would be just another electric car the size of a Volkswagen Polo. According to him, the company will not release a single Fisker car that does not have at least four unique features.