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Fisker Releases Additional Details for Fisker Pear

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 31, 2023 by itnerd

Fisker Inc. today released additional details on the Fisker PEAR, an innovative and affordable crossover priced at $29,900.

Fisker PEAR 2023

Fisker showcased PEAR, which is planned to be built in the US in collaboration with Foxconn at a factory in Ohio, on August 3 at the company’s first-ever Product Vision Day.

Fisker has also announced that a production-intent PEAR will be exhibited publicly at the Fisker Lounge Munich (Kaufingerstrasse) on September 4-10, concurrent with the IAA Mobility 2023 event in Munich.

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 (4550mm) is smaller than the Fisker Ocean SUV, which began deliveries in 2Q 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 therefore protected in case of a rear crash. (The Houdini trunk was activated at slow speed on Aug. 3 to allow the feature to be captured on video, the production version will move at high speed up and down.)

Additional features include a drawer-like front boot, or “froot,” that could be used to store anything from delivery pizza to sweaty 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 extremely durable, with no fragile moving parts – excellent for car-sharing applications, busy families with kids or people who like a lot of storage space everywhere.

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. 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. (320-560 km WLTP estimate)*. The vehicle is projected to deliver a base 0-60mph time of 6.3 seconds and a 0-100 km/h of 6.8 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, that will offer a completely new connected and digital customer experience for the era of software-defined vehicles. Built to be fast, energy-efficient, safe, and cybersecure, the Fisker Blade is packaged in a slim, modular, and fully upgradable unit. The Fisker Blade delivers up to 6.2 TFLOPs and up to 25% more performance per watt used. The system uses an asymmetric processing architecture to achieve more power efficiencies. The vehicle features a multi-gigabit internal Ethernet network that connects the rest of the vehicle systems to Fisker Blade for high-speed networking and diagnostics. The 5G/Wi-Fi6 wireless network turns PEAR into a cloud-connected mini data center, with Fisker designing and developing both the vehicle system software and data pipeline for highly efficient cloud and in-car analytics.

Manufacturing and deliveries are expected to commence in July 2025. New photos of the PEAR are available here.

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Fisker Releases Additional Details On Their Upcoming Alaska Truck  

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 17, 2023 by itnerd

 Fisker Inc. has today released additional details on its Fisker Alaska pickup truck. Fisker revealed the Alaska at its Product Vision Day on August 3.

Fisker Alaska 2023

The Fisker Alaska is the company’s “everything” vehicle: sporty handling and driving dynamics combined with luxury SUV comfort and everything that discerning buyers in the booming pickup-truck market expect. But Fisker also intends to make the Fisker Alaska the world’s most sustainable pickup when deliveries commence in 2025.

The company is also innovating with the vehicle, particularly when it comes to the bed, which is designed to expand from 4.5 to 7.5 feet thanks to a Houdini partition behind the rear seats that can be electronically lowered into space created by the battery layout of the FM31 platform. The Houdini door will be protected by a flip-up panel. With the powered liftgate dropped and rear seats lowered, the bed expands to 9.2 feet. When the rear seats are folded down and the Houdini is lowered, the rear seats are protected by fold up panels including a panel folding up behind the front seats. Beyond that, Fisker aims for the Fisker Alaska to be the world’s lightest electric pickup and feature extra storage in an insulated front trunk.

The Fisker Alaska will be offered with two battery packs — 75 kWh and 113 kWh — that will offer range of 230-340 miles; the 0-60mph time will range from 3.9 to 7.2 seconds. The vehicle will be 17.4 feet in length and entice owners with a big gulp cupholder, the world’s largest, a cowboy hat holder, cockpit storage for work gloves, a large center armrest with storage for flashlights and pens, and a passenger tray with a tablet holder. Wheels will be available in 20- and 22-inch sizes.

Production of the Fisker Alaska is expected to start in Q1 of 2025. Interested customers can reserve the vehicle at for $250 for their first Alaska and fully refundable $100 for the second.

Fisker Adopts NACS Charging Standard

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 15, 2023 by itnerd

Fisker Inc. has announced that they will provide customers with access to Tesla’s Supercharger network.  

The company has announced that it has signed an agreement with Tesla to adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS) on its first vehicles in 2025. The move will provide Fisker owners with additional charging options, taking advantage of Tesla’s 12,000 Supercharger stations in the United States and Canada.

All current and future Fisker vehicles will be covered by the agreement. Fisker customers will utilize a NACS adapter to plug in at Superchargers starting in Q1 2025. Fisker will later update vehicle engineering to include an NACS inlet. A CCS adapter will be provided so that customers can continue to charge using that standard.

Fisker Unveils Ronin Supercar, PEAR Urban Vehicle, Alaska Pickup Truck Models

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 4, 2023 by itnerd

Fisker Inc. today showcased its future vehicle lineup in Huntington Beach, CA. The Manhattan Beach-based carmaker presented four vehicles, as well as technology and sustainability visions, to an audience of investors, analysts, employees, and the media. 

Chairman and CEO Henrik presided over reveals of the Fisker Ocean SUV with a Force-E offroad package; the 1,000-plus-horsepower Fisker Ronin grand-touring four-door convertible; the Fisker PEAR sustainable city EV; and the Fisker Alaska all-electric pickup truck.

In addition to the vehicles that were displayed on stage, the company detailed its Fisker Blade computer, a central computing platform that will greatly reduce complexity in forthcoming vehicles. Fisker also reviewed its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) objectives as it strives to become the world’s most sustainable carmaker.

After the conclusion of the Huntington Beach event, Fisker opened reservations for both the Fisker Ronin ($2,000 for first reservation, $1,000 fully refundable for second) and the Fisker Alaska ($250 for first reservation, $100 fully refundable for second).

Details on the newly revealed vehicles are as follows:

Fisker Ronin is the world’s first all-electric four-door convertible GT sports car.  

  • A true five-seat GT with a carbon fiber hard-top convertible, four butterfly doors, a high-tech luxury interior, and uniquely futuristic exterior design.
  • An integrated battery pack powers Ronin to a targeted 600-plus mile range
  • A triple motor all-wheel drive powertrain is projected to deliver massive 1,000-plus horsepower and 0-60 mph in approximately 2.0 seconds.
  • A showcase for Fisker engineering, powertrain, and software capabilities, Ronin will be ultra-luxury priced and built in limited quantities.

Fisker PEAR (Personal Electric Automotive Revolution) is Fisker’s vision of a sustainable EV as a connected mobility device. 

  • A category-breaking lifestyle vehicle built on Fisker’s SLV-1 platform, PEAR is built using Fisker’s Steel++ development process, resulting in the use of 35% fewer parts than other EVs in class.
  • Features a highly connected and revolutionary electrical engineering architecture, and the first implementation of the Fisker Blade central computing platform.
  • Unique Houdini Trunk (hideaway liftgate) and a front storage compartment called the Froot (“front boot”) simplify cargo loading in city parking.
  • Compact body length delivers sporty handling, while allowing room for spacious and modular interior with seating for up to six.
  • Futuristic design includes an ultra-wide wraparound windscreen, sculptural exterior design, and slim LED lighting.
  • Designed to be the future of clean and affordable mobility for a global mass market, PEAR is available in four trim levels, priced starting at $29,900, and scheduled to be available in mid-2025.

Fisker Alaska is Fisker’s versatile, advanced, and powerful all-electric four-door pickup truck. 

  • Built on an extended adaptation of Fisker Ocean’s platform called the FT31, Alaska is both a sporty everyday ride and a highly flexible utility pickup.
  • Built for multiple cargo configurations, including a cargo bed extendable from 4.5 feet to 7.5 feet to 9.2 feet, and a Houdini bed divider which hides away to connect cargo bed and rear cabin.
  • Designed to be the world’s lightest EV pickup truck.
  • Designed to be the world’s most sustainable truck.
  • Shares the Fisker Ocean’s modern design DNA and fast, road-holding EV performance, and has a projected range of 230-340 miles.
  • Expected deliveries in 2025 and priced starting at $45,400 before incentives.

Force E is the dynamic and durable off-road package for the Fisker Ocean SUV

  • Designed to maximize Fisker Ocean’s outstanding torque, power, and best-in-class range for sustainable off-roading adventure.
  • Will be available for all-wheel drive Ultra and Extreme trims, both at vehicle purchase and as a post-purchase add-on package.
  • Includes 33” tires on 20” wheels, higher ground clearance, specialized dampers, roof basket, front and rear skid plates, and an underbody plate for greater durability.
  • Scheduled to be available in Q1 2024, with pricing to be announced.

You can watch the event here to see all of Fisker’s new vehicles.

Fisker Ocean Has Lowest Carbon Footprint of Any Electric SUV – Life Cycle Assessment Report Released

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 30, 2023 by itnerd

Fisker Inc. driven by a mission to create the world’s most emotional and sustainable electric vehicles, today released its Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) report – a cradle-to-grave analysis that details the carbon footprint of the Fisker Ocean all-electric SUV. With the lowest published carbon footprint of any electric SUV in its market segment, the “world’s most sustainable vehicle” lives up to its ambitious promise, from raw material extraction to beyond “end of use.” 

Unique in the industry, Fisker built sustainability into its strategy well before becoming a publicly traded company. Fisker prioritizes using the lowest possible amount of virgin materials, delivering the most energy-efficient vehicles possible, evaluating how to ensure the least amount of material goes to landfill at end of use, and developing methods for full vehicle and battery reuse and recycling. The company’s emphasis on supporting a “circular economy” includes prioritizing how battery materials may be pushed back into upstream sourcing. 

Fisker’s LCA is unique in the industry in that it utilizes mostly primary data rather than estimates. Tier 1 suppliers are pushed to provide accurate carbon accounting, while the company’s processes, measurement, and the impact of the earth and the atmosphere are transparent at unprecedented levels. It can be read here.

Fisker has commenced vehicle deliveries in both the United States and Europe, following a unique dual-market certification strategy as it launched simultaneously. The Fisker Ocean One is a launch edition model of the $68,999 Fisker Ocean Extreme, with a 113 kWh battery pack (106 kWh usable) and an EPA range of 360 miles on standard 20” wheels and tires, which is the longest range of any new electric SUV in its class. In Europe, the Fisker Ocean Extreme has a WLTP range of 707km/440 UK miles on standard 20” wheels and tires, which is the longest range of any electric SUV sold in Europe today. The all-electric SUV starts at $37,4992 for the Fisker Ocean Sport trim level in the US.

Fisker Delivers First Ocean Vehicles to U.S. Customers In LA

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 23, 2023 by itnerd

 Fisker Inc. will today begin making its first deliveries of the Fisker Ocean SUV to customers in the US.

Fisker will commence deliveries of 22 vehicles at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time, at a company facility in the Los Angeles area where product specialists can familiarize customers with their Fisker Ocean One launch edition SUVs. This initial group of vehicles was shipped to the US from Austria on an expedited basis. Additional deliveries will continue through the summer.

The company has already delivered vehicles in Europe, following a unique dual-market certification strategy as it launched simultaneously in Europe and the US.

The Fisker Ocean One is a launch edition model of the $68,999 Fisker Ocean Extreme, with a 113 kWh battery pack (106 kWh usable) and an EPA range of 360 miles on standard 20” wheels and tires, which is the longest range of any new electric SUV in its class. In Europe, the Fisker Ocean Extreme has a WLTP range of 707km/440 UK miles on standard 20” wheels and tires, which is the longest range of any electric SUV sold in Europe today. The all-electric SUV starts at $37,499 for the Fisker Ocean Sport trim level in the US.

Fisker to Open China Delivery Center in 2023 And Starting Deliveries In Q1 2024

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 9, 2023 by itnerd

Fisker Inc. today announced its plans to open a delivery center in China in 2023 and commence deliveries of the Fisker Ocean SUV in Q1 2024. This makes sense because China represents a third of global vehicles sales, which is roughly 26 million cars in 2022, of which electric vehicles represent 6-7 million, around a 25% share. In 2023 year-to-date, that has grown to around 27%.  So that’s a market that Fisker clearly wants a piece of. The company expects to produce 75,000 additional vehicles because of this move.

Fisker’s leadership team recently visited China and met with officials and business leaders in Shanghai to discuss collaborations and opportunities in the region. The conversations focused on automotive supply chains, logistics, warehousing, and future production development.

With a 113 kWh battery pack (106 kWh usable) the $68,999 Fisker Ocean Extreme has an EPA-estimated range of 360 miles on standard 20” wheels and tires; in Europe the Fisker Ocean Extreme has a WLTP range of 707km/440 UK miles on standard 20” wheels and tires, which is the longest range of any electric SUV sold in Europe today. The all-electric SUV starts at $37,499 for the Fisker Ocean Sport trim level.

Fisker Ocean Achieves EPA 360-Mile Range, Longest of Any Electric SUV Under $200,000 in the U.S.

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 1, 2023 by itnerd

Fisker Inc. has announced that as of May 31,  the all-electric Fisker Ocean Extreme has an Environmental Protection Agency estimated total range of 360 miles on standard 20” wheels and tires, exceeding Fisker’s previous estimates. 

The EPA values confirm that the Fisker Ocean Extreme, including the limited edition Fisker Ocean One, has the longest range of any new electric SUV under $200,000 sold in the United States today.

This news follows the Fisker Ocean Extreme’s recent European WLTP certification  of 707 km / 440 UK mile range on standard 20” wheels and tires,  which is the longest range of any electric SUV sold in Europe today.  

The Fisker Ocean Extreme has also received both an EPA Certificate of Conformity and a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (EO), approving the Fisker Ocean Extreme for sale and delivery in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia.

The CARB Executive Order grants the Fisker Ocean Extreme the maximum 4.0 Zero-Emission Vehicle credits per vehicle sold. The Fisker Ocean Extreme recently completed all applicable FMVSS testing required for US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) self-certification and meets New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) standards for a 5-star rating. The Fisker Ocean Extreme has been certified by European authorities for sale in Europe.

The Fisker Ocean Extreme equipped with optional 22” wheels and tires also achieved a WLTP 701 km / 436 UK mile range, demonstrating that performance wheels and tires have  minimal effect on the Fisker Ocean’s range.

The first Fisker Ocean customer took delivery in Denmark on May 5. Deliveries are expected to begin in the United States in June.

As part of Fisker’s mission to create the most sustainable SUV on Earth, the Fisker Ocean Extreme combines its 113kWh Hyper Range battery pack, optimized engineering, and aerodynamic design to produce a powerful, efficient, and responsive SUV with an EPA estimated range to drive from Philadelphia to Boston or Los Angeles to San Jose. 

The Fisker Ocean all-electric SUV combines ingenious engineering, innovation, affordability, and sustainability in three versions: Extreme, Ultra, and Sport, with some trims sold out in several launch markets.  The Fisker Ocean also recently wonthe 2023 Red Dot Product Design Award for Best Electric Vehicle.

Shoppers can reserve and configure the Fisker Ocean via the Fisker website

Fisker Announces The First Fisker Ocean Delivery In Denmark

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 5, 2023 by itnerd

Fisker Inc. has announced that the first customer has taken delivery of the brand-new Fisker Ocean all-electric SUV.

The owner received their vehicle from Fisker Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker at the recently opened Fisker Center+ facility in Copenhagen, Denmark. A limited Ocean One launch edition model, the SUV was presented in Great White exterior paintwork, complete with 22” AirGlider Black alloy wheels and a pristine white Sea Salt interior with white Alcantara seats.

The Fisker Ocean One- and Extreme-specification models offer the highest driving range of any battery-electric SUV currently available on the European market, delivering 707km/440 UK miles confirmed WLTP range on 20” wheels and tires, and 701km/436 UK miles on 22” optional wheels and tires.

Customers can explore the Fisker Ocean and specify their own vehicle via the Fisker website.

Fisker Ocean Receives European Certification And Regional Deliveries Of Launch Edition Vehicles Begin On May 5

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 26, 2023 by itnerd

 Fisker Inc. announced today that European regulators have certified the Fisker Ocean SUV. The company intends to start deliveries to European customers on May 5.

The company also recently built several mid-trim level all-wheel-drive Fisker Ocean Ultras. In addition, Fisker also produced front-wheel-drive Fisker Ocean Sports, the lowest-priced trim level, for testing and homologation purposes. The automaker anticipates customer delivery of those trims will start in September.

Fisker recently announced a WLTP certification in Europe of up to 707 km/440 UK miles (on 20-inch wheels and tires) for the Fisker Ocean Extreme trim level, the longest of any battery-electric SUV currently on sale in the region. 

Fisker has pursued a dual homologation process for the Fisker Ocean in Europe and the US simultaneously, an atypical approach to adjust production and sales based on regional demand. 

Also, the Fisker Ocean recently won the prestigious 2023 Red Dot Product Design Award for Best Electric Vehicle.