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Fisker Drops New Teasers Of Its Electric SUV

Posted by Fisker Inc on Jun 28, 2019 4:32:30 PM

Motor1 article by ANTHONY KARREditor

The model will feature a full-length solar roof.

The teasing game for Fisker’s production, all-electric SUV continues with two new teaser images. Through the voice of its ideologist and CEO, Henrik Fisker, the company reaffirms the vehicle will make its public debut in December this year.

One of the very important features the SUV will have is the full-length solar roof which can be seen in one of the new teaser images (see the lead image of this article). The rendering also hints the raised zero-emissions machine will have prominent fenders that, according to Henrik Fisker, belong to a supercar.

“Fisker was the first in the world to introduce a full-length #Solar roof: we will do it again on our SUV,” Fisker says in his latest Facebook post.

It will be interesting to see whether this will be an openable roof panel as in a previous post, Fisker hinted the vehicle will have an “extended open-air atmosphere” available at the touch of a button.

Fisker electric SUV teaser

In older posts, Fisker also revealed the starting price of the yet unnamed model will be below $40,000 with sales starting around 2021. The company will follow the same selling strategy model as Tesla - setting up stores to sell the cars directly to the customers instead of going through dealerships.

“The world’s most sustainable vehicle! The Fisker all-electric SUV will feature new recycled materials from ocean debris and other recycled materials! It’s not just another EV. We want to change the world! Let’s do it.”

Some of the previously released teaser images revealed the SUV will feature turn signals mounted on the D-pillars, as well as pop-out door handles surrounded by an illuminated strip. According to preliminary details, the maximum range between two charges will be approximately 300 miles (483 kilometers) thanks to an 80-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Two electric motors will motivate the SUV providing an all-wheel-drive setup.

 

Topics: Fisker News, Fisker EVs, Future, SUV, Electric Vehicle

Fisker electric SUV teaser shows off a unique D-pillar turn signal

Posted by Fisker Inc on Jun 28, 2019 4:28:06 PM

Road/Show by CNET article by ANDREW KROK


This is the first time we've seen anything of its rear end.

Henrik Fisker via Twitter

Henrik Fisker is determined to make it happen again. After launching the plug-in hybrid Fisker Karma, and subsequently abandoning the project and off-loading its IP to the group that eventually started Karma Automotive, the automotive designer is preparing to launch his next vehicular venture. We've only seen hints of the front end, but now, it's time to take a look 'round back.

Henrik Fisker this week tweeted out a teaser for his upcoming electric SUV. It's the first time we've seen even part of the rear end, and it looks pretty interesting, especially the body line that rises well above the shoulder line as it works its way back toward the D-pillar. The roof looks to have a bit of a fastback angle to it, and the taillights (what we can see, at least) look plenty slim.

The most interesting bit, however, is an integrated turn signal in the D-pillar. According to Fisker's tweet, it's meant to "provide extra safety when you change lanes." Additional lane-change signals are not necessarily new, but the overwhelming majority of them are slapped on the side-view mirrors. This is a unique location to put a marker, considering turn signals are usually integrated into the taillight structure.

So far, we've only seen hints of the unnamed SUV's front end. It's an interesting look, with headlights that have more than a hint of Range Rover in them, with some properly bulky fenders and bumpers that give the ute a little more rugged look than one might expect from a tech-forward electric vehicle. It's unclear when we'll get to see the whole thing, but given Fisker's timeline, it shouldn't be too far down the road.

Fisker first announced his intention to build an electric SUV in March. He estimates that the car will have an all-electric range north of 300 miles, yet its price tag is aiming below $40,000, which would make it one heck of a deal. The hope is that it'll come out in 2021, but before that, a drivable prototype is expected to make an appearance before the end of this year.

Topics: Fisker News, Fisker EVs, Innovation, Design, SUV, Electric Vehicle

Fisker teases electric crossover again and a high-vis turn signal

Posted by Fisker Inc on Jun 28, 2019 4:26:43 PM

Elon Musk turns to Twitter when it's time to spread the Tesla news. Henrik Fisker perfers Facebook. The Danish-American designer took to FB once more to tease his coming electric crossover, this time showing a slice of the rear three-quarter. The feature he wants to highlight is the turn signal set into the D-pillar, which "will provide extra safety when you change lanes."

There are a fair few other details to glean as well. Starting from the top, a sunroof opening appears mounted quite a bit rearward. The aperture appears small in view of Fisker promising us that pressing a button will open the roof to create "an extended open-air atmosphere;" so we expect there's another opening over the front seats. The belt line catches the eye; we'll see what it does for rear three-quarter visibility from the driver's seat. The pop-out door handles look to be illuminated by thin LED strips, and more such strips look to define the CHMSL on the tailgate spoiler and taillights. And note the curve of that seriously punched-out rear fender, designed to fit the optional 22-inch wheel.


Fisker says the full-on reveal comes this December. From that point, it'll be around an 18-month wait for the production version, planned for the latter half of 2021. Many headlining features have been promised, from the "vastly spacious" and "innovative interior with new utility features," the "captivating design touches that have been traditionally reserved for supercars," and an as-yet-unidentified "new radical feature."

Beyond the teasers, what we're expecting is a 300-mile range from a lithium-ion battery pack of at least 80 kWh, a single electric motor standard, two when optioned with all-wheel drive, and a price of under $40,000 to start.

The electric mover will be one of three affordable EVs coming from Fisker gathered under the $129,000 EMotion flagship electric sedan. Expect more teasers before December.

 

 

Topics: Fisker News, Fisker EVs, Future, Design, SUV, Electric Vehicle

New electric SUV offers inductive charging, so no need to plug in: Fisker CEO

Posted by Fisker Inc on Jun 28, 2019 4:18:11 PM

By Stu Oppenheim
FOXBusiness

The road rivalry is revving up as electric car brand Fisker is set to take on Tesla’s Model Y.

“We will offer inductive charging so you won’t have to plug in your car to charge,” Fisker Inc. CEO Henrik Fisker told FOX Business’ “Countdown to the Closing Bell” on Monday.

Fisker is looking to release his newest model SUV in about two years.

“We are looking right now at eight states here in the U.S. We have sort of RFPs out, meaning tenders eight states, to talk with them about possible locations, he said. “We’ll launch it by around mid-2021.”

Topics: Fisker News, Fisker EVs, Sustainability, Innovation, Future, SUV, Electric Vehicle

Fisker unveils plans for $40,000 electric SUV to compete with Tesla Model Y

Posted by Fisker Inc on Mar 20, 2019 12:00:36 PM

Mashable Article by SASHA LEKACH

Several years ago, Fisker was considered a viable Tesla competitor — but after problems with its Karma electric luxury sedan, it slipped out of the limelight. 

But on Monday, the company from iconic car designer Henrik Fisker, announced it was ready to take on Tesla again. It unveiled an unnamed electric SUV priced at $40,000. It's supposed to be the first of three "affordable" electric vehicles coming from the car maker.

Although details are scarce this early in the process, Fisker made the announcement just days after Tesla unveiled its Model Y compact SUV. The pricing for Tesla's newest car? It starts at $39,000. 

Fisker plans for the car to officially launch in 2021 and is targeting — just like the Model Y — a 300-mile range on a single charge. A four-wheel drive version with two electric motors will be available, like Tesla's dual motor version of the Model 3.

More details like the name, final look of the SUV, and exact pricing will come by the end of this year. Reservations for the car will be available closer to the production date. 

Also like Tesla, Fisker is figuring out manufacturing plans, but will select a facility within the U.S. The Model 3 is made at Tesla's Fremont factory, while the Model Y may be assembled in the Nevada Gigafactory.

Fisker's EMotion luxury sedan — considered a Model S competitor — is the company's "flagship" car, and is expected to go 500 miles on a single charge. It'll be the first car to feature the company's solid-state batteries instead of typical lithium-ion batteries. Fisker anticipates charging times dropping to just minutes. 

The EMotion was first shown at CES last year, but the release date of the car with its signature butterfly doors (take that falcon wings!) is still unclear. The priority is to get the more affordable EVs made and available first.

Fisker also plans to release its Orbit driverless shuttle later this year.

Topics: Fisker News, Fisker EVs, Innovation, Future, Design, SUV, Electric Vehicle