Fisker is getting ready to take on the Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck.

    Ex-BMW and Aston Martin designer Henrik Fisker’s second attempt at car manufacturing will start with the Ocean SUV, and will expand to include the Alaska electric ute.

    Details about the Alaska are scarce, save for a single photo posted to LinkedIn by Mr Fisker and deleted shortly afterwards.

    “Ok, yes, [the] next vehicle might be a lifestyle pick up truck!” Mr Fisker said about the photo.

    “But not just any truck! We want to create the lightest, most efficient EV pick up in the world! Making it the most sustainable! Image is just a teaser! Not the final: final will be way more radical!”

    What range and performance will be offered isn’t clear, but the Fisker Ocean SUV will have a battery rated at more than 80kWh, and should be good for a driving range of between 400 and 480 kilometres.

    If that powertrain is carried over to the Alaska ute, it would make Fisker’s load-lugger one of the shortest-range pickups out there.

    Tesla is promising between 400km and 800km range from the Cybertruck, and Rivian is planning to offer between 400 and 645km from the R1T ute.

    The Ocean and Alaska represent Henrik Fisker’s second attempt at vehicle manufacturing. His first was the Fisker Karma, a plug-in hybrid grand tourer debuted in 2008 and first delivered in 2011.

    The company went under in 2014, and sold the rights to the Karma to a California company which recently relaunched it as the Karma Revero.

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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