Fisker is best known for its Karma and forthcoming Ocean EVs, but the Los Angeles based manufacturer is planning on extending its range to three more models – including confirming an electric pickup truck.
Joining the Ocean SUV will be a ‘sports crossover’ and a nearly-800hp four-door saloon car, will be a pickup truck that, glancing at the image released by Fisker, looks conventional enough to not put off buyers.
A tweet from Henrik Fisker in August 2019 revealed the first tease of a pickup truck. Fisker also tweeted an image in February 2020 of the forthcoming pickup, revealing the name Alaska, before rapidly deleting the image, That ‘accidental’ posting suggests that the truck is closer to production than the outline image provided suggests.
With plans to introduce all four models before 2025, Fisker must be well along its development path, which means we should see a full tease or prototype image soon.
Given the US-focussed development at Fisker, it seems unlikely that its first electric pickup truck will be suitable for Europe. Instead, it’ll compete with the Ford F-150 and a host of other pickup truck rivals, all larger than models suited to UK and European needs.
“When we created Fisker Inc., we set out to create a company that could deliver electric mobility as a service, but do so through a range of highly emotional and differentiated vehicles,” explains Henrick Fisker, chairman and CEO. “Together with our innovative lease program, we will be able to bring a diverse choice of products to suit a wide variety of customers across many different budgets points.”
Diverse, indeed. The pickup truck will be one of a number of electric pickup trucks launching over the next few years, including the Bollinger B2, GMC Hummer, Nikola Badger, Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck.