New Fisker Alaska electric pickup to get strong 340-mile range
Reinvented EV brand unveiled three new cars at its Fisker Product Vision Day, and has now confirmed specs for its electric pickup
- All-electric pickup with up to 340-mile range
- Sits on stretched Fisker Ocean platform
- Expected in early 2025
It may not be the most well-known car brand yet, but Fisker has been very busy of late, recently revealing a slew of electric models at its 2023 Product Vision Day in the US. The Fisker Alaska is the maker’s Rivian R1T rival, and is set to go on sale in early 2025.
Despite still being a couple of years off, the Alaska will have a very limited lineup of rivals – at least here in the UK. Currently, just one electric pickup is available to buy: the Maxus T90EV, though rumours of a fully-electric Ford Ranger have been doing the rounds. At the time of writing, our pickup market continues to be dominated by diesels like the Toyota Hilux and SsangYong Musso.
The Fisker Alaska’s design is in-keeping with other cars from its lineup, inheriting similar sleek headlights to the Ocean SUV, a rear light bar spanning the entire width of the car, and an overall chunky, futuristic look. Despite the pickup’s reputation for utility, the Alaska has a confidently premium look about it – again in-keeping with other Fisker models.
Key to the Alaska’s success, though, will be its ability to haul heavy loads. Features such as the innovative ‘Houdini’ boot, which works by folding down the rear bulkhead and seats to increase the size of the load bed from 1.37m to to 2.29m, should bolster its practicality.
The interior of the Fisker Alaska sports a 17.1-inch touchscreen which can rotate to sit landscape or portrait. There’s plenty of storage about the cabin, with some unique features such as an area to store a cowboy hat, and massive cupholder for super-sized drinks.
The Fisker Alaska will use a stretched version of the platform that the brand’s Ocean electric SUV sits on, and will boast impressive performance figures – including a 0-62mph time of 3.9 seconds. CEO Henrik Fisker told us: “If Ferrari were to do a pickup, this is what it’d be like.”
For context, the petrol-powered Ford Ranger Raptor – the only other vehicle to currently fill this performance pickup niche – does that same sprint in 7.9 seconds. If the Alaska’s provisional figures are to be believed, that’ll make it one of the fastest pickups ever.
The higher-spec Fisker Alaska will be equipped with a 113kWh battery, which the maker claims is good for a range of up to 340 miles. The pickup will also be offered with a 75kWh battery with a 230-mile range and 7.2-second 0-62mph time – likely to be a more affordable entry-level model.
Fisker is yet to officially confirm whether the Alaska will make it to the UK, but with the Ocean SUV already on sale here, it’s not out of the question. The company will no doubt be assessing the performance of other models before making a decision to tap into what is a relatively niche market this side of the pond.
Henrik Fisker has said the first cars will be delivered by early 2025. The CEO has promised a starting price of $45,500 (approximately £35,700) in the US, but the brand will aim to make the Alaska qualify for local incentives, which could drop the price to around $37,900 (just under £30,000). This would ensure the Fisker undercuts its main US rivals, the Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck.
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