Electric car maker aiming to rival Tesla announces third model
An electric car maker that aims to rival Tesla has announced details of its third model – a sports car. Fisker has announced Project Ronin, the company’s third vehicle after its Fisker Ocean SUV and Fisker Pear.
The code name was inspired by the film of the same title, with its famous car chases. Development of the Ronin concept began last year with the aim of creating a futuristic Grand Touring (GT) sports car suitable for long road trips while carrying four adults and their luggage.
Fisker says the GT will feature unique doors for better entry and exit and a luxurious, sustainable vegan interior that charts a new direction in advanced design. Fisker plans to reveal Project Ronin in August 2023, with production beginning in the second half of 2024.
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Fisker’s founder and CEO is Henrik Fisker. His mandate to the engineering team was to use the most advanced lightweight materials and focus on range, performance and the overall driving experience. Project Ronin will feature active aerodynamic technologies and an innovative battery design, with the battery pack integrated into the vehicle structure.
Mr. Fisker said: “The goal is to achieve the world’s longest range for a production electric vehicle, combined with extremely high levels of performance. The Ronin project will be a showcase for our in-house engineering, powertrain and software capabilities.”
CoventryLive first wrote about Fisker two years ago in May 2020. Like fellow California automaker Tesla, it’s a company that’s determined to disrupt the status quo and really means business.
Fisker, which is based in Anaheim, was scheduled to make its European debut at the 2020 Geneva International Auto Show, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fisker has described its launch vehicle, the Ocean SUV, as “the most durable vehicle in the world”.
It has won numerous awards from top media outlets including TIME Magazine, Newsweek, and Business Insider. A powerful but affordable model, it should be able to complete the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds.
Fisker’s sustainability claims are bold, but are rooted in the fact that materials made from recycled and discarded fishing nets and ocean plastics are used in the eco-friendly interior “Ocean’s “. Thousands of reservations for the new Ocean model have been made, and production is expected to start in November this year.
Fisker has previously said it plans to produce one million vehicles within five years once production begins. The pear is an entry-level electric car. The Pear name is an acronym for Personal Electric Automotive Revolution and production is expected to begin in 2024.