Fisker CEO and automobile designer Henrik Fisker has posted an illustration of an electrical pickup, promising class-leading effectivity and radical design. The rendered truck options muscular flared fenders, a rooftop spoiler that doubles as a middle high-mount cease gentle (CHMSL), and neat taillights that stretch onto the bedsides. It is billed as a way of life automobile quite than a workhorse, and doesn’t put on any apparent identify on the tailgate.
The picture was posted to Fisker’s private LinkedIn profile, as found by CarBuzz, together with the next caption: “Okay, sure, subsequent automobile is perhaps a way of life choose up truck! However not simply any truck! We wish to create the lightest, most effective EV choose up on this planet! Making it, probably the most sustainable! picture is only a teaser! Not the ultimate: remaining shall be far more radical!”
Whereas Fisker’s pleasure is conspicuous, and the truck does look cool, we won’t assist however query whether or not a manufacturing model is definitely coming. A few yr in the past, Fisker tweeted an image of a pickup truck named the Alaska after which rapidly deleted it. It had been captioned, “After our Fisker electrical SUV, we have now already selected our subsequent 2 EV’s on the identical platform!” referring to what turned out to be the Ocean crossover.
Maybe it wasn’t meant to be revealed simply but, or maybe the timing was poor, contemplating that it got here simply days after an enormous spherical of layoffs. Actually, Fisker has been bleeding expertise, with one whistleblower claiming that the corporate is placing on a smoke-and-mirrors present to seize more money from its Chinese language buyers.
Whether or not or not the truck is vaporware, the projected timeline places manufacturing someday round 2025. It will likely be getting into a really crowded market, with 10 possible competitors coming to the EV pickup market, some coming from way more established gamers. As we mentioned when Fisker confirmed the Ocean final July, it is confirmed it may well speak the speak. Now it has to stroll the stroll.