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Fisker Pear will arrive in 2025 for less than £30,000

03rd August 2023
Russell Campbell

The Fisker Pear has been revealed amid much prompted applause at the company's Product Vision Day. It's a peak into the future, designed from the ground up to appeal to young urbanites looking for a new EV. Fisker's targeting a £30,000 starting price when the car goes on sale in 2025.

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The Pear's styling, we're told, takes inspiration from a glider. Up front, you get a deep wrap around windscreen that should give excellent visibility in town – where the Fisker is expected to spend most of its time.

The aero theme continues around the sides, where you'll find a rear-three-quarter window that's flush with the bodywork and a spoiler that's integrated into the roof that, by the way, also doubles as a solar panel that can top up the battery when the car's parked up. Needless to say, it works best in sunnier climes than ours.

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Fisker Pear: five or six-seater layout options

The Pear has yet more clever features on the inside. You can choose from a conventional five-seater layout or a six-seater setup with a three-seat bench in the front. However, the latter option means forgoing Fikser's trademark giant swivelling infotainment screen. All the Fisker's seats also fold completely flat for lounging out.

Luggage space should also be decent. There's a 'frunk' under the bonnet where you'd expect to find the engine. At the back, you'll find the Houdini boot – so-called because the boot lid disappears into the rear bumper rather than opening like a traditional tailgate – so you can open it in car parks without risking damage. Fisker has yet to supply capacities for either load area.

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No word yet on electric range...

Powertrains are also unknown, although you will get two battery capacities to choose from, the largest offering a range of more than 300 miles. Expect the car to come in rear- and four-wheel-drive configurations, and Fisker is promising it will be good to drive.

Key to the Pear's eye-catching price tag (it's bigger and cheaper than a Peugeot e-208) is its maker's efforts at cutting parts – it uses 35 per cent fewer components than rivals, according to Fisker. For example, the door armrests in all four doors are identical – massively cutting machining costs. 

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The same is true of the car's onboard computer, which uses fewer ECUs than competitors. It has a 5G connection for over-the-air updates and can use AI to predict failures before they happen.

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