The Fisker Pear is the brand’s second electric SUV and will sit beneath the larger Ocean in the range
The Fisker Pear, the California-based brand’s second all-electric SUV, has been officially revealed, and is set to go on sale in 2025 with a price tag of under £30,000.
Pear stands for Personal Electric Automotive Revolution and the new car will sit beneath the recently-revealed Ocean in the line-up. It shares its big brother’s innovative sporty styling and unerring focus on sustainability.
The headline, though, will be the starting price – $29,000 before the US government’s financial incentives, which will bring the price down to $22,400. Expect the Pear to cost from under £30,000 when it arrives in the UK, around £5,000 less than the cheapest Ocean.
Talking to Auto Express about the Pear, Fisker CEO Henrik Fisker said, “We’ll have two battery sizes, and we haven’t said what they are yet. But we’re looking at just over 300 miles; in the UK probably 340, something like that. And the small battery we haven't decided yet, but I think this will be a car that people have as their second or third EV and they might even have two electric cars. And if you have two electric cars, you don't need the second electric car with a super-long range. So we are looking to see how small a battery we want to put in. We don't want to make it too small. It probably needs around 200-mile range.”
Fisker started the Pear programme by analysing how young people use their cars, expecting the Pear to be particularly popular with a new generation of car buyers. There are plenty of flexible storage solutions including a froot – a front boot – and a clever Houdini Trunk that frees up surprising extra space. “Everything in the dash is about storage, including rubber bands to store things,” said Fisker.
In keeping with Fisker’s promise that every new model will have at least four USPs, the Pear can be had with six seats set out in two rows of three – in the style of the old Fiat Multipla. However, the centre seat in the front row is part of a bench attached to the passenger seat, while the front seats fold flat into Lounge Mode to give more space to rear passengers. “You can even sleep in the car,” Fisker told us.
The Pear will be built in the US by another Fisker manufacturing partner, Foxconn – a company that’s more used to building iPhones for Apple rather than cars. Foxconn has been involved in the development process to ensure that costs are kept to a minimum and that all materials and the production are as sustainable as possible.
The Pear sits on an all-new platform called SLV1, standing for Simple, Light, Volume. The bodyshell uses an innovative Steel++ concept using 35 per cent fewer parts than a similar-sized rival vehicle making it easier and cheaper to assemble. That thinking extends to the armrests – there’s a single style used for each of the four doors.
The design of the Pear is simple, yet stylish with clean surfaces and a sporty stance. “We took inspiration from super-smooth glider planes,” said Fisker. “The rear window is totally flush and rolls around onto the roof of the car. The tail lamps also roll around the top of the rear screen to act as a spoiler too.
“The wraparound windscreen with a really low cowl gives a giant panoramic view when you’re driving in the city.”
The Pear also features a new supercomputer helping to power the vehicle called Fiskerblade. It features 6.2terraflops of computing power, which means lower power consumption and greater range, plus high-performance graphics on the car’s touchscreen. It’ll feature 5G connectivity to connect the Fisker to the cloud and with home and wearable smart devices. It’ll also continually analyse data within the car, potentially predicting failures before they occur. The Pear will also feature over-the-air updates, and – like the other models revealed at the Fisker Product Vision Day – it should soon be available to pre-order via the Fisker app.
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