New Fisker Alaska: latest on all-electric pick-up truck
Details on Alaska battery packs revealed with up to 340 miles of range available
Fisker told Auto Express,“If Ferrari were to do a pick-up, this is what it’d be like.” Initial performance specifications revealed by Fisker show the Alaska pick-up will also possess sports car-rivalling pace.
There will be two battery units offered with the Alaska. A 75kWh battery will allow for 230 miles of range and a 7.2-second 0-62mph time. Utilising a stretched version of the Ocean SUV’s platform, there’s also a 113kWh unit which in the Alaska results in a 340-mile range and a 3.9-second 0-62mph time.
Fisker promises an on-sale date of ealy 2025, although Henrik Fisker wants it delivered in time for Christmas 2024 – so he can go and get his Christmas tree in one.
Key to the ability for the relatively compact Alaska (officially sitting between a compact and mid-size pick-up) to carry long loads is the clever Houdini trunk that sees the rear bulkhead roll down out of the way. The seats in the back of the double cab also fold down to extend the Alaska’s four-and-a-half foot long bed to seven-and-a-half feet long. In fact, with the tailgate down, the Alaska can carry loads up to nearly ten feet long.
The Alaska is based on a stretched version of the Ocean’s platform, which will enable Fisker to launch the pick-up so soon. Although there is no confirmation on battery, we’d expect the Alaska to use the Ocean’s larger 113kWh unit – we wouldn’t expect the smaller battery to feature. But that does mean a range of over 300 miles to be expected.
As with all Fisker models, sustainability is a key consideration in the design and building of the pick-up, although it’s unlikely to be built in the same carbon net-zero factory in Austria as the Ocean. Fisker did confirm that the pick-up would be built in the US, though. “It has to be to qualify for the incentives,” he told us.
Those US incentives mean that the promised $45,500 (£35,700) price would drop it to $37,900, making it considerably cheaper than both the Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck. It’s also much lighter than its EV pick-up rivals, helping towards performance and efficiency.
As with every Fisker model, there are a number of USPs that include a cowboy hat holder in the rear of the car and the world’s largest cupholder in the front that will take care of a ‘big gulp’ cup.
Fisker is also on the lookout for a partner in the US to build both the Ocean and the Alaska. Apple iPhone manufacturer Foxconn could be an option, as the company is already signed up to build the new Fisker Pear SUV.
A decision on whether the Alaska will come to the UK is some way off, but it’s something Fisker is interested in, citing the success of vehicles like the Ford Ranger as a more lifestyle-orientated pick-up.
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