Fisker Moves $40,000 EV Ahead of Supercar Program
California-based Fisker Inc. is putting its $130,000 EMotion electric sedan on the backburner as it moves forward with a mainstream crossover vehicle now due by the end of 2021.
The yet-to-be-named SUV/crossover has target price of less than $40,000. This would put Fisker’s EV on par with Tesla Inc.’s upcoming Model Y crossover, which is due to start at $39,000 when bows later this year.
A sketch of Fisker’s crossover vehicle is highlighted by a large front air intake, flared wheel arches and distinctive headlights. The company boasts that the vehicle will have class-leading interior space and feature an automated roof system that will provide “an extended open-air environment” at the touch of a button.
The car’s 80-kWh lithium-ion battery will provide an estimated driving range of about 300 miles. Power will come from a pair of electric motors.
The engineers at Munro & Associates have taken a perfectly sound BMW i3 and taken it apart. Completely apart. And they are impressed with what they’ve discovered about how the EV is engineered.
The little car that could still can. And this time as a car that not only gets great fuel economy, but which has ride and handling that makes it more than an econo-box (and its styling is anything but boxy).
Chrysler pioneered the modern-day minivan more than 30 years ago and has been refining and improving that type of vehicle ever since.