With just three words, another pickup truck seems to have entered the electric fray. Henrik Fisker, the CEO of Fisker Inc., tweeted out and then quickly deleted an image of a new truck called the Alaska with the words “Electric pick up!” last week.
This is the first time any mention of such a vehicle has been made public, and Fisker’s response to multiple people who responded to his tweet only added to the mystery. In each case, all he said was, “Sorry mistake: will delete.” A Fisker spokesperson confirmed to Car and Driver that the tweet was unintentionally sent by Henrik and was quickly deleted.
“We can’t confirm the model or name of a vehicle that may have been seen in the tweet,” the spokesperson said, “We can, however, confirm that Fisker Inc. is indeed working on a modular electric vehicle platform that may underpin several different affordable EV models in the future.”
However the image came to our attention, the Alaska truck looks like it is ready for adventure with an almost comically wide stance enhanced by even wider tires. Unsurprising for a Fisker design, the Alaska’s rear features strong vertical and horizontal design lines, and the name appears in all caps across the back. Thin taillights and red accents enhance the feel that this is an electric truck.
Exactly when Fisker might officially reveal its electric truck is something we can speculate about. The company says that it will bring the Fisker Ocean electric luxury SUV to the Geneva auto show (no mention of the Alaska), which leaves the auto shows in New York (in April) or Detroit (in June) as the next most likely locations to pull the wraps off. Of course, Fisker could host its own reveal on its own timetable or just throw the information up on Twitter one day as well.
The electric-truck category is rapidly filling up with offerings from automotive startups. The Tesla Cybertruck, the Rivian R1T, the Bollinger B2, and the just-announced Nikola Badger are all garnering attention and preorders as we wait for them to actually arrive.
That’s not all that the Alaska could one day compete against, since traditional automakers are not sitting this fight out. GMC is reviving the Hummer nameplate for an all-electric model, and Ford is already pulling the hype train for its all-electric F-150.
From: Car and Driver
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