Fisker Alaska electric pickup revealed as Tesla Cybertruck rival
Fisker’s first electric pickup truck will be built in the USA and should offer a range of over 300 miles
The Fisker Alaska electric pickup truck has been revealed in full as a rival to the Tesla Cybertruck, and could soon cross the Atlantic to butt heads with the UK’s first electric pickup, the Maxus T90EV.
Wowing crowds at the first Fisker Product Vision Day in the US, the Alaska takes several design cues from the American startup’s first SUV, the Fisker Ocean, and boasts an expandable 4.5-foot (1.37m) bed. By electrically lowering the rear seats and folding down the tailgate, the Alaska’s load area grows to 9.2 feet (2.8m).
On the inside, the Fisker Alaska gets a 17.1-inch rotating touchscreen that’s much like the one in the BYD Dolphin, and is already fitted to the Ocean SUV – which we’ve previously driven and reviewed. Elsewhere, Fisker has put a focus on storage space, with a special compartment for storing a cowboy hat (other types of headgear should also be compatible), as well as a giant cupholder for all those ordering an extra-large ‘Venti’ coffee at Starbucks.
The Fisker Alaska is based on a modified version of the FM29 platform (dubbed FT31) that underpins the Ocean SUV. Buyers have a choice of either a 75kWh or a 113kWh battery – the latter featuring in the Ocean SUV – which provide a range of between 230-340 miles between charges. Speaking of which, while charging specs are yet to be confirmed, we understand that rapid charging will be a standard feature and that a 10-80% top-up should take around 30-35 minutes.
Exact details regarding the Alaska’s electric motors are yet to be revealed, either; however, we expect the Fisker electric pickup to be offered with both single and dual-motor powertrains – much like its Ocean SUV sibling. The maker states that the Alaska will be capable of 0-62mph in anything between 3.9 and 7.2 seconds, depending on specification. While this isn’t quite as fast as Tesla’s Cybertruck, it’s still competitive with other electric pickups sold in the United States such as the Rivian R1T and the Ford F150 Lightning.
Speaking of the US, the Fisker Ocean will be built stateside, with production set to start in early 2025. Thanks to local tax incentives, Fisker claims US prices should start at around $37,900 (£30,000) though the removal of the Government’s Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) in the UK will see a hefty premium added to that figure – if indeed, the brand decides to sell it this side of the pond. A decision will be made later, though Fisker cites the success of vehicles like the Ford Ranger as a strong reason to consider the European and UK market.
US reservations are open ($250/£200) now, with the first customer cars due soon after production begins. Then, the Alaska will become part of Fisker’s growing range of electric cars, which will soon not only include the Ocean SUV, but the Fisker PEAR small crossover and the Ronin four-door 1,000bhp sports car.
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