Everything Fisker Is Promising with Its $29,900 Pear EV—So Far
Fisker reveals more of the design of its planned, affordable Pear electric crossover, slated for production next year.
The Pear will be produced on a unique platform in Lordstown, Ohio, by contract manufacturer Foxconn, known for producing the iPhone.
The Pear will start at $29,900 and will be offered with a choice of single- or dual-motor layouts, with a top range of 300 miles.
A little over a year after Fisker revealed it was working on an affordable electric car that will follow the Ocean SUV, the EV maker has given the world another glimpse of its next model. Dubbed the Fisker Pear—for Personal Electric Automotive Revolution—is slated for production next year with a starting price of just $29,900.
And from the latest glimpses, it's clear that the Pear won't be a smaller version of the larger Ocean.
Fisker has given the small crossover hatch a distinctive design, complete with curved A-pillars—a design detail we haven't seen on too many cars of late. The latest sketches also reveal an interesting D-pillar design and a relatively narrow rear window, with wraparound taillights integrated into the roof spoiler cap.
"The exterior design will feature new lighting technology and a wraparound front windscreen inspired by a glider plane glass canopy, enhancing frontal vision," Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker said last year.
Up front, the Pear is admittedly far more conventional and more Ocean-like in appearance, albeit with a tall honeycomb of black plastic beneath the plate niche that houses the forward-facing sensor cluster—a detail that we hope will get some further work as production draws closer. As it sits, that honeycomb takes up quite a bit of the front fascia.
"The Fisker Pear breaks design conventions. We weave in the very latest updatable tech and wrap it in a compact mobility device approximately 4500mm long that still has clever storage, room for five, and many industry-first features," the automaker indicated.
Fisker plans to reveal the design in full later this year.
When it comes to specs, Fisker is promising a range of 300 miles in at least one version—a range that will no doubt be helped by its modest exterior dimensions and curb weight,compared to other EVs. The Pear will be offered in a single-motor, rear-wheel drive-layout in base form, while higher trims will offer a dual-motor layout. We also expect at least two battery options.
Production is expected to start next year in Lordstown, Ohio, with contract manufacturer Hon Hai Technology Group, better known as Foxconn, set to produce the model. Fisker and Foxconnn plan to produce a minimum of 250,000 units per year, though the two companies have not indicated just when they plan to reach this output. Quite a lot has to happen for the Pear to first reach production.
Fisker has said in the past that the Pear will use a unique architecture not shared with the Magna-produced Ocean, which will also underpin two other planned EVs in the future.
Will the Pear be able to steal a slice of the small EV crossover/hatch segment when it goes on sale, or are EV buyers at the moment focused on larger models? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.