Fisker has revealed more details about its highly anticipated project PEAR, a vehicle that has the potential to bring EVs to a wider audience thanks to its promised starting price of $ 29,900.
Fischer announced Wednesday that PEAR will hit the road in the form of a prototype later this year and will make its official debut in the second half of 2023. The company has previously announced that production will begin sometime in 2024.
Production will be outsourced to Foxconn, the famous Taiwanese contract maker for the iPhone for Apple. Foxconn will manage the production of PEAR at a former General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, acquired from EV startup Lordstown Motors.
PEAR is just a code name. It’s an acronym for “Personal Electric Automotive Revolution,” and Fischer describes the car as a sporty, agile crossover for the urban environment. It will measure about 177 inches in length, or slightly smaller than the smaller EVs like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Volkswagen ID.4 and will be able to get five seats.
Teaser for Fischer Project PEAR in 2024
Fischer also took a look at Pear’s interior design on Wednesday, saying the car would have something called a hoodini trunk, as well as a lower beltline and a larger wrapped windscreen. The Houdini trunk has been described as an alternative to the traditional rear cargo hatch.
Customers can choose between a single-motor rear-wheel-drive configuration or a dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup. They will be able to choose between two batteries with a larger option (hyper range) aimed at providing a range of more than 310 miles. An available panoramic roof with solar panels will help expand the range.
Fischer says it will release more details about PEAR throughout 2022. The company added that the car has already racked up 3,200 reservations.
Already Fischer’s first vehicle, the Ocean, has exceeded 50,000 reservations. The smaller crossover will start at $ 37,499 and will begin production in November. Fischer has outsourced production here, in this case to Magna Stear, which is operating at a plant in Austria.