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Fisker Teases Tesla Model Y Fighter

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Production of Fisker’s electric SUV will take place in one of 11 US states being considered.

After revealing its face last month, Fisker has revealed a new teaser image of its upcoming electric SUV that will rival the Tesla Model Y. Once again, we can see the SUV's front fascia will feature a large grille, and small headlights with LED daytime running lights. But the new teaser gives us a better idea of the SUV's proportions and swept-back windshield view and gives us a first look at the model's seven-spoke wheels.

Additionally, the company has announced it has appointed Don Jackson as senior advisor of manufacturing, who has 40 years of manufacturing leadership experience working as President of Manufacturing at Volkswagen of America and Senior Vice President, Quality and Production for Toyota's Texas operations, among other roles.

"Following the exciting announcement on our affordable electric luxury SUV for the mass global market, we sought out an automotive industry leader with a strong history of results in high-volume manufacturing and the utmost in quality control", said Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker. "Don has lead operations for the largest OEMs, raising the bar in vehicle quality and reliability. We are delighted to have him join our team as we ramp up toward launch in 2021 and prepare to bring a more emotion-stirring, American-made EV design to people worldwide."

"The future of the automotive industry lies in electric vehicles. There's an undeniable shift toward sustainable mobility around the globe, and Fisker is breaking the mold with the most forward-thinking technologies complemented by Henrik's world-renowned, emotionally-compelling design touches," Don Jackson, senior advisor of manufacturing at Fisker, added.

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"I share Fisker's vision of driving mass electrification forward by producing more desirable EVs for the global market here in the United States, and I look forward to building a disruptive strategy that combines Fisker's unique business model with the very best manufacturing practices that assure unparalleled results and outstanding, reliable products. The Fisker team is committed to exceeding customer expectations globally."

So far, Fisker has confirmed the standard version of the unnamed electric SUV will have an 80kWh battery that will deliver around 300 miles of range when fully charged. Two electric motors will provide all-wheel drive, with a motor on each axle. Like the Tesla Model Y, Fisker's electric SUV will cost less than $40,000. Prototype testing will begin before the end of this year before the production model goes on sale in the second half of 2021. Fisker will then launch the long-delayed eMotion electric sports car in the same year.