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"Fisker Chairman and CEO, Henrik Fisker, says: “The PEAR will be a revolutionary electric vehicle that won’t fit into any existing segment. The exterior design will feature new lighting technology and a wraparound front windscreen inspired by a glider plane glass canopy, enhancing frontal vision. Our engineering group is working on new features and high-tech solutions for the PEAR that will change how we use and enjoy a vehicle in the city.” "
 

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"Fisker Chairman and CEO, Henrik Fisker, says: “The PEAR will be a revolutionary electric vehicle that won’t fit into any existing segment. The exterior design will feature new lighting technology and a wraparound front windscreen inspired by a glider plane glass canopy, enhancing frontal vision. Our engineering group is working on new features and high-tech solutions for the PEAR that will change how we use and enjoy a vehicle in the city.” "
Good catch @baydreamer
Very impatient to see the model. At what date is the launch?
 

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Good catch @baydreamer
Very impatient to see the model. At what date is the launch?
I have a Fisker Google search on my toolbar, so I check very regularly. I believe that the first PEAR isn't supposed to launch until 2024, and Henrik has said that he wants to wait as long as possible until showing it. So we may have to wait a while until we get more than silhouettes.
 

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This photo is from Fisker's Twitter page, so it's official. I made it a bit brighter.
I have a Fisker Google search on my toolbar, so I check very regularly. I believe that the first PEAR isn't supposed to launch until 2024, and Henrik has said that he wants to wait as long as possible until showing it. So we may have to wait a while until we get more than silhouettes.
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This photo is from Fisker's Twitter page, so it's official. I made it a bit brighter.
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Is it just me or does it seem odd that the Pear (which is a small hatch of the sort very popular in Europe) is being built in America and the Ocean (which is a larger SUV of the sort most popular in the US) is being built in Europe.
 

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Unfortunate, as this rules it out for us. A conventional trunk is of low utility. Can't put a bike or large Costco items in some trunk openings and they don't benefit from the climate control of the cabin the way a hatchback enables. Very odd decision for a new small vehicle to revert to an old design concept in a world where hatchbacks/liftgates are ubiquitous.

Is it just me or does it seem odd that the Pear (which is a small hatch of the sort very popular in Europe) is being built in America and the Ocean (which is a larger SUV of the sort most popular in the US) is being built in Europe.
The OEM vehicle industry is global and the size of the Ocean has global appeal; it is far from large. The Ford Ecosport sold in the US was built in India. The overall economics and assembly capability drive the decisions.
 

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It doesn't have a shape that looks conducive for a trunk instead of a hatch. Odd choice. It looks similar in size to a Chevy Bolt EV - 165" - 170".

Regarding the size of the Ocean, it's on the short side of a mid-size SUV/CUV. Link
 

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Unfortunate, as this rules it out for us. A conventional trunk is of low utility. Can't put a bike or large Costco items in some trunk openings and they don't benefit from the climate control of the cabin the way a hatchback enables. Very odd decision for a new small vehicle to revert to an old design concept in a world where hatchbacks/liftgates are ubiquitous.
I came across this article from last year. Fisker Says the PEAR Project Will Be a Sedan With Unique Characteristics
"I just sat in the engineering meeting yesterday! Our PEAR vehicle will be “out of this world” featuring a trunk mechanism never seen before."
I have no idea what that means of course, but it seems that it won't be a conventional trunk. We'll all just have to wait for awhile. Also, in the Tweet quoted, despite the headline, Henrik never said that it'll be a sedan. Just more journalistic assumption masquerading as fact.
 

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I came across this article from last year. Fisker Says the PEAR Project Will Be a Sedan With Unique Characteristics
"I just sat in the engineering meeting yesterday! Our PEAR vehicle will be “out of this world” featuring a trunk mechanism never seen before."
I have no idea what that means of course, but it seems that it won't be a conventional trunk. We'll all just have to wait for awhile. Also, in the Tweet quoted, despite the headline, Henrik never said that it'll be a sedan. Just more journalistic assumption masquerading as fact.
Waiting is fine,but meanwhile, we're feeling a strong pull to Genesis GV60 or Hyundai Ioniq5. Even the early news about the Chevy Equinox EV is more interesting now. Also, the MINI Countryman produced by BMW will be EV on its new 7" longer platform.
 

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Looks good in the front but somewhat childish on the side. Looks like rounded off pill shaped windows? Not sure if it's just the reflection and I'm seeing it wrong. The windshield edge looks weird.
 

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I have a Fisker Google search on my toolbar, so I check very regularly. I believe that the first PEAR isn't supposed to launch until 2024, and Henrik has said that he wants to wait as long as possible until showing it. So we may have to wait a while until we get more than silhouettes.
@baydreamer Thank you, so delivery in 2024 mean production will begin in 2023, probably November as the Ocean. In order to help to increase the reservations Henrik will have to show off the car a lot before so I feel that it could be on November 2022 ;)
 

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Lol. Looks like a hatchback to me from the rendering. Thank you for the correction.
Based on this image it's look like an hatchback not a trunk!!!
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The back wheels are way on the back of the car so no place for a trunk!
I don't like the sedan with a trunk bse not enough space to charge 😡
 

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Based on this image it's look like an hatchback not a trunk!!!

The back wheels are way on the back of the car so no place for a trunk!
I don't like the sedan with a trunk bse not enough space to charge 😡
Exactly, I guess we will have to wait for the official unveiling.
 
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C'mon everyone, think outside the box. Is the Ocean a hatchback? No. Does it have a hatch opening? Yes.
Henrik is saying "it is not a hatchback!" He didn't say "it IS a sedan," or "it doesn't have a hatch." He doesn't want it put into that hatchback segment of cars. He's trying to market it as something different and unique. Look at the high taillights in the picture. It looks like a hatch opening. Like someone else said, it is probabaly comparable to a Bolt or that segment. Kona, Niro.
 

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Since Henrik said it is different from anything on the market, and since we know that there has to be access to the trunk, I'm wondering if there may be a liftgate that opens downward like on a truck. Only thing I can think of that would be different.....
 

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C'mon everyone, think outside the box. Is the Ocean a hatchback? No. Does it have a hatch opening? Yes.
Henrik is saying "it is not a hatchback!" He didn't say "it IS a sedan," or "it doesn't have a hatch." He doesn't want it put into that hatchback segment of cars. He's trying to market it as something different and unique. Look at the high taillights in the picture. It looks like a hatch opening. Like someone else said, it is probabaly comparable to a Bolt or that segment. Kona, Niro.
The Ocean is a utility vehicle and has a hatchback configuration as do all utility vehicles. All utility vehicles are inherently hatchbacks. However, there is no primary market segment of "hatchback". It doesn't mean "entry/low end". It doesn't mean "small". It's a bodystyle attribute, in contrast to a three-box body profile with a conventional trunk. In addition to other two-box design utility vehicles, passenger cars may be a hatchback coupe or a hatchback sedan depending on what happens further forward in the vehicle body, but if it has a hatch, it's a hatchback...from a low-price entry-level economy car to an $80K BMW i4. The bodystyle transcends consumer driven market segments. Similarly, there are low cost coupes and six-digit price coupes, and the same with sedans, and utility vehicles. A Rolls Royce Cullinen and Jeep Renegade are both hatchback utility vehicles. To attempt to differentiate a vehicle with a hatch from being a "hatchback" is an engineer not quite understanding consumer-driven market segments. I get it and have seen this before. For the last 35 years, as a product planner and marketer, I've worked alongside engineers at other OEMs and suppliers.
 
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