Fisker has released a new image of its forthcoming PEAR model, which is due to arrive in 2024. Released just days after the California-based brand teased images of its Ronin super-saloon, the latest rendering provides a better idea of the size and scale of the sub-Ocean compact hatch.
Earlier this year, boss Henrik Fisker suggested that the new model will go on sale in the US in 2024 ahead of a launch in European markets. The brand has also opened a reservation list for interested buyers.
The new image was released with no new information regarding the final specification. As before, Fisker is aiming for a base price of $29,900 for an entry level model. Although that translates to £22,000 for the UK, the US price is without tax, so a more realistic figure would be around £28,000 - £30,000.
"Our customer wants to take a step into the future with us," CEO Henrik Fisker said. “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,” he added. “It’s an exciting vehicle and an exciting time for the company as we expand our lineup.”
The unusual name is an acronym of Personal Electric Automotive Revolution and is one of the few details given in the announcement. Fisker claims that the new PEAR will take the form of a five-seater urban EV, with the new image render suggesting that the finished design is most likely to be a compact SUV.
Fisker also confirmed that the PEAR will be engineered Chinese technology giant Foxconn. Better known as Apple’s manufacturer of choice for its iPhone, the Chinese brand has already developed a universal electric car platform, which will shorten the development process. Unlike the Ocean, which will be built in Austria, the PEAR will be produced in Ohio, USA with Fisker anticipating a production volume of 250,000 units a year.
Customers can place a $250 deposit to join the reservation list. Fisker is aiming for deliveries to start in 2024.
Read our Fisker Ocean preview [HERE]