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 Tesla Model 3 is certainly one of the most controversial cars to be launched in some time, with production models (a comparative handful, admittedly) presented on a stage with a throng of people treating it like it was an event with Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, all at the same time.
Although the term “continuous improvement” is generally associated with another company, Honda is certainly pursuing that approach, as is evidenced by the Accord, which is now in its ninth generation.
Ford has made an accomplishment that will never be bested, never even be tied.