Henrik Fisker Announces 'Mass Market' Electric SUV


Henrik Fisker has dropped a design sketch teaser for an all-electric SUV which is arriving in 2021.

The American vehicle manufacturer has announced its new $40,000 electric SUV which will go on sale in 2021.

The carmaker has not revealed a name for the SUV through an official teaser image has been released.

Like the Model Y, the as-yet-unnamed Fisker will be priced from less than $40,000 (£30,200) in the US.

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Fisker is jumping into the electric-crossover fray, announcing Monday plans for a new model that will have a 300-mile driving range and a starting price below $40,000. Fisker has previously expressed a preference toward the cylindrical 2170 cell format that Tesla uses in the Model 3, and for the supplier LG Chem. Behind the grille is a larger radar sensor, the company says, and the wheels measure 22 inches in diameter. Fisker won't have a drivable prototype to show until the end of this year, it concedes, at which point we'll apparently get final pricing, too.

Specifications for the sub-$40k SUV haven't been shared, though Fisker is talking about some of the more advanced options. Early deposits won't be taken until closer to the start of production: Fisker says it's now "finalizing the selection of a facility" to actually manufacture the SUV, though it has said that location will be somewhere in the US. They also claim that it will have class-leading interior space and feature a large head-up display and an intelligent user interface.

Fisker said the SUV is the first of three "affordable" models that will be complimented by the EMotion, which will serve as the brand's flagship.

Although details are scarce this early in the process, Fisker made the announcement just days after Tesla unveiled its Model Y compact SUV. Promising 2.5 times the energy density of lithium-ion batteries, the technology can supposedly recharge in potentially as little as a minute. It'll be the first auto to feature the company's solid-state batteries instead of typical lithium-ion batteries.