Fisker Teases Electric Pickup Truck To Rival Rivian R1T

1 hour ago by Aaron Brzozowski Future Cars

Fisker was quick to delete this teaser from Twitter - but not before we took a screenshot.

The electric pickup trucks just keep multiplying.

Keen to compete in what appears destined to be a crowded segment, Fisker, Inc., the new namesake EV manufacturer of celebrated automotive designer Henrik Fisker, will bring out its own electric pickup truck named "Alaska". The Alaska will compete against the likes of the Rivian R1T, Tesla Cybertruck, Bollinger B2, LMC Endurance, Nikola Badger, GMC Hummer EV, a Karma Automotive pickup, and a pure-electric version of the Ford F-150 in a hotly contested future electric pickup market - just as soon as any of the trucks actually manages to materialize.

The Fisker Alaska was teased on Twitter recently by Henrik Fisker himself before the Tweet was promptly, unceremoniously removed - but not before we managed to get a screen grab.

Fisker posted the note "Sorry mistake: will delete" prior to scrubbing the teaser image from his Twitter account, and his company said only that it was an "unintentional" post, claiming that it could confirm neither the vehicle nor its name.

However, last month, Fisker, Inc. unveiled its first pure-electric creation, the 300-mile Ocean crossover, and suggested that its platform would underpin another two EV models. It seems entirely likely that one of those is the aforementioned Fisker Alaska pickup truck.

Unfortunately, it looks like it will be quite some time before we find out; Ocean crossover production isn't expected to start until next year, with the first deliveries planned later still in early-2022.

The 2022 Fisker Ocean will have a driving range of around 250 to 300 miles on a full charge of its 80-kWh battery pack, Fisker says, and it will reportedly be capable of regaining 200 miles of range with just half-an-hour of DC charging. The vehicle is slated to start at just $37,499 - or $29,999 after the US federal EV tax rebate.

That all sounds swell, but until the first Fisker Oceans leave the factory, we'll maintain our very cautious optimism. And doubly so for the Alaska.