The new Fisker Pear 2024 is an agile and affordable urban electric vehicle Car News

California-based Fisker will follow the 2023 Ocean SUV with a five-seater urban electric vehicle called the Pear, which will go on sale in the US in 2024 from $29,900 (£22,000).

The name stands for Personal Electric Automotive Revolution, alluding to Fisker’s ambition for the new model to be among the most accessible electric vehicles on the market.

Like the larger Ocean, which will make its European debut later this month ahead of a launch next year, the Pear is meant to combine “durability, technology and design into a digitally connected package”.

A top-down image leaves little room, design-wise, but flared arches and wraparound light bars will be shared with the ocean.

Its positioning as an “agile” urban proposition suggests Fisker is lining it up as a rival to cars like the Renault Zoe and Mini Electric. The firm says “sporty driving” and “intelligent storage” will be among its defining features.

It will be built by Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn, which itself recently unveiled two new bespoke electric cars based on its Hon Hai EV platform – which could therefore also be used for pear.

Fisker says production will take place in Ohio and expects to build at least 250,000 units per year. The Ocean, meanwhile, will be built in Austria by Magna Steyr.

Outsourcing production is a central part of Fisker’s business strategy. Founder Henrik Fisker told Autocar last year that Apple was a key inspiration in this regard: “They don’t build their own products; they put all of their effort into customer features and solutions. That’s as we proceed.”

He hinted at the time that the Pear could “appeal even more in Europe” than the Ocean, given its smaller footprint, but added that it has yet to attract US buyers, so will be “very beefy , not too small.

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This notice was published: 2022-05-12 14:00:00

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