Reservations for Fisker’s second product – the PEAR – are now open ahead of the “agile urban EV” going on sale in 2024.
The PEAR, which stands for ‘Personal Electric Automotive Revolution’ in a slightly cringy nod to the California-based carmaker’s aspirations to sell an accessible EV, is the five-seater electric SUV follow-up to the Ocean. Production of the latter is said to get underway in November ahead of the start of sales in early 2023. While the PEAR will not be available until 2024, interested customers in the US can now put down US$250 for the first reservation, and US$100 for the second. Pricing has also been set at US$29.900, “before taxes and incentives.”
A teaser image of the PEAR reveals little in the way of the exterior design, other than the full-length front and rear lightbars it will share with the larger Ocean. Fisker though has confirmed that focus on the new PEAR will be on “intuitive controls”, “clever storage” and, in particular, “sporty driving”, meaning the MINI Electric could be among the five-seater EV’s rivals.
The PEAR is also expected to feature “industry firsts”, though no further clarification has been provided.
“Our customer wants to take a step into the future with us,” founder and CEO Henrik Fisker explains in an official statement. “We are opening up reservations for PEAR following continued demand.
“PEAR will feature the very latest technology in a beautifully designed, affordable urban mobility device. It’s an exciting vehicle and an exciting time for the company as we expand our lineup.”
Fisker has also confirmed a new partnership with Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn, which will produce the PEAR in Ohio with a target initial production run of 250,000 units per year already in place. This follows a similar trend as the Ocean, production of which has also been outsourced to Austrian manufacturer Magna Steyr.