It was when Fisker commented about what would set the PEAR apart that he mentioned it would have a “trunk mechanism never seen before.” Correct us if we are wrong, but Fisker would probably choose a word other than trunk if he was speaking about a hatchback or an SUV’s cargo compartment: rear door, tailgate, hatch… you name it. Check the tweet below:
I just sat in the engineering meeting yesterday! Our PEAR vehicle will be “out of this world” featuring a trunk mechanism never seen before. Top version will be 4WD…on target for Q4 2023, base <$30k. #fisker #love #EVs #ESG #innovation #ClimateAction #chip #deals #mobility pic.twitter.com/KOYqnvZnEq— Henrik Fisker (@henrikfisker) July 7, 2021
Although sedans are not that popular in the US anymore, they are one of the best-selling vehicles in China. Sedans are also vehicles with the best aerodynamic characteristics, which can help them make the most of a relatively small (and affordable) battery pack. This can be one of the explanations for the low price target the PEAR has.
Fisker could also have used the word trunk to refer to the cargo compartment of any other car body type. In that case, the PEAR could be a smaller SUV, but it does not look like a logical choice. Having different sizes of the same body usually only happens when a company already has other segments covered. As we mentioned, sedans still have a large chunk of car sales in the largest automotive market in the world. Fisker may tell us more about that on Twitter – inadvertently or not.