EV builder Fisker has been back in the news for some time now. This morning, the automaker unveiled a new electric SUV priced at about $40,000.
Only one image of the new Fisker electric SUV was released but the brand did provide some insight into the vehicle’s specs as well as future plans for its lineup. Let’s take a look a three things we learned about the latest Fisker electric vehicle.
Price is Set at $40,000 US and Fisker Will Sell Direct
The price tag attached to Fisker’s latest EV was rumored for a while now. The new Fisker electric SUV will start at about $40,000 when it arrives in 2021. Fisker also confirmed that they would be selling direct to consumers as opposed to setting up a dealership network or using luxury dealers as was the case when the brand first started selling in 2011.
Fisker is currently setting up a concierge service in order to provide “a superior user and maintenance experience” according to its press release. In other words, Fisker is likely aiming to provide a Genesis-like experience where you can buy the car online, it is delivered to you, and it can then be picked-up and brought back for subsequent service appointments.
Interested buyers will be able to give a deposit on the new Fisker electric SUV at a later date. Fisker says it will have a working prototype of its new sport utility vehicle by the end of 2019.
Fisker is Targeting 300 Miles of Range
The new all-electric Fisker SUV is still in its early stages of development which means concrete specs aren’t available. Fisker says it will be using a 80-kWh battery pack which would translate into about 300 miles of range, or 480 kilometers. That’s the target for Fisker’s latest model.
Two electric motors will power the new SUV with one unit located on each axle making the new EV all-wheel drive. Fisker also says that 22-inch wheels will be optional.
An open cabin and new user interface system with a large head-up display await inside. Fisker says the latest technology will be offered in its new SUV, but didn’t say what that technology consisted of exactly.
It’s the First of Three Models and Will be Built in the United States
This new electric Fisker SUV is the first of three affordable models planned by Fisker. The company didn’t say when the other two would be unveiled, but we are thinking sometime in 2020 would make sense. Fisker is also working on the Emotion, a four-door coupe with over 400 miles of range, all-wheel drive, and a 0-60 time of just 3.0 seconds.
Fisker says these new models will be built in the United States, but the company is still searching for a proper production facility.
And so, there you have it. Fisker has a new electric SUV in the works and it will be coming in 2021. That’s just in time to take on a range of new electric utility vehicles with similar price tags such as the Tesla Model Y, Mercedes-Benz EQB and Audi Q4 e-tron.