The SUV Tesla-beater
EV maker Fisker may have gone bankrupt a few years ago, by the ambitious company, headed by ex-BMW designer Henrik Fisker, is back in the game. The US-based outfit is up and running once more and is planning to roll out a new electric SUV in 2021 priced at an attractive $40,000.
Its target? To take on and beat Tesla, of course.
"Our team set out on a mission to create an affordable EV that's more exciting and emotion-stirring than what the market has been offering," Henrik Fisker says. "We're now excited to be introducing a vehicle that truly reinvents the SUV."
Fisker is promising a “dramatically sculpted vehicle…with a futuristic, elegant, and muscular look” and a range of 300 miles.
The company’s $100,000 Fisker Karma model, which launched in 2012, pulled in buyers of the stature of Leonardo DiCaprio and Ashton Kutcher. However, that didn’t stop the company going bust, even though it managed to snag $192m in US government loans.
Late last year the company announced a strategic investment from Caterpillar Venture Capital.