The electric vehicle market is rapidly expanding, introducing innovative designs and technologies to address the growing demand. At the forefront of this evolution is the Fisker Alaska, set to be the world’s most sustainable pickup. Its design promises a blend of features not seen before in the pickup market, establishing its distinct identity.
Adaptable Bed Design
One of the standout elements of the Fisker Alaska is its adaptable bed design. Rooted in a technology akin to the Houdini rear door seen in Fisker’s PEAR crossover, the Alaska’s bed can stretch impressively from 4.5 feet to a maximum of 9.2 feet.
This functionality is made possible through the electronically controlled Houdini partition situated behind the rear seats, which descends into a space shaped by the vehicle’s FM31 platform battery layout.
When expanded with the powered liftgate dropped and the rear seats lowered, the Alaska provides an expansive space, safeguarded by fold-up panels, including a specific one that rises behind the front seats.
The Unconventional Fisker Alaska
Henrik Fisker, the Chairman and CEO of Fisker Inc., encapsulated the essence of the vehicle stating, “Alaska breaks with convention. It doesn’t fit into any current segment, as it combines features of a mid-size pickup with the capabilities of a full-size thanks to its innovative expandable bed design.”
The commitment to sustainability shines through in Fisker’s aspirations for the Alaska. The company envisions it not only as the world’s most eco-friendly pickup but also as the lightest electric pickup. Additional innovations include an insulated front trunk for extra storage.
Battery Pack Options
Powering the Fisker Alaska are two battery pack options: 75 kWh and 113 kWh. These offer a range of 230 to 340 miles. Depending on the configuration, potential owners can expect a 0-60 mph acceleration time between 3.9 to 7.2 seconds. The vehicle, spanning 17.4 feet in length, is designed with users in mind, providing storage conveniences such as a big gulp cupholder, a unique cowboy hat holder, cockpit storage for work gloves, and a central armrest that holds flashlights and pens. Wheels are set to be available in 20- and 22-inch sizes.
Pricing and Projected Arrival Date
The anticipated base price for the Fisker Alaska stands at $45,400, prior to the application of any eligible incentives. Manufactured in the US, its production is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2025. For those keen on being early adopters, reservations are open at Fiskerinc.com.
The automotive industry is brimming with competition and innovation, and the Fisker Alaska is stepping into this arena, showcasing Fisker’s commitment to sustainability and design innovation.
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