Fisker begins accepting reservations for the Pear
Fisker has announced that it is now taking reservations for its second model, the Fisker Pear. The Californian carmaker is working with contract manufacturer Foxconn to produce the all-electric city car. The first models are scheduled for delivery in 2024.
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Customers can pre-order the Fisker Pear for $250 initially and then for $100 on second reservation. Production will be taking place in the US state of Ohio, and initially at least 250,000 units are to be completed per year. The starting price in the U.S. is $29,900 before sales tax and subsidies.
“PEAR will feature the very latest technology in a beautifully designed, affordable urban mobility device,” says CEO Henrik Fisker. “It’s an exciting vehicle and an exciting time for the company as we expand our lineup.”
Fisker had announced the Pear in February 2021. Following a memorandum of understanding, Fisker and Foxconn signed a framework agreement in May 2021 that included the main cornerstones of Project PEAR (Personal Electric Automotive Revolution). At that time, production in the U.S. was already scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2023, so the companies appear to be on schedule. Manufacturing at other locations was to follow. Sales were slated for Europe, China and India in addition to North America.
Fisker Pear is the second electric model of the manufacturer. Before production and delivery is ready, Fisker’s first vehicle, the Ocean all-electric SUV, will first go into production at Magna’s Graz plant in November 2022. The contract for contract manufacturing was finalized in June 2021.
Fisker is also planning two more electric models by 2025. According to company founder Henrik Fisker, these will be positioned well above the Ocean, as he announced last October.
He told Auto Express that the two new models will be developed in the UK. Both are slated for volume production, he said, but presumably not in the U.K. and not in as large volumes as the Ocean and Pear. In addition, both new models will be significantly more expensive than the first two. Fisker is talking about a price beyond $100,000 for one of the new models, while the other is expected to be below that mark.
According to the Danish native, the two new models will be “very different.” “They’re going to go in in a segment which I would say maybe one exists a little bit but it’ll be a twist on it and the other one doesn’t exist at all.”
Update 12 May 2022:
The production of the Fisker Pear has become a bit more concrete again. Fisker’s contract manufacturer Foxconn has completed the purchase of a 575,000 square metre production facility in the US state of Ohio, where the Pear will be manufactured from 2024. As reported above, Fisker has already opened reservations for the Pear, of which Foxconn is to produce at least 250,000 units per year.
The city car is the eelectric carmaker’s second production model after the Ocean SUV, production of which will start in November 2022 at Magna’s Graz plant. Recently, Fisker provided a preview of its third production model, a GT sports car, under the project name Ronin.
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