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Above, latest photo of the PEAR. Henrik Fisker will test one of the PEAR protypes over the weekend.
I'm REALLY not a GM fanboy (never owned a GM product)... But I doubt this will be at the same price bracket, I KNOW they have no dealerships (so repairability and parts availability will be a problem), and the worst... Non-repairable battery.

If any other manufacturer, with a dealership, comes up with a repairable battery system, I'll definitely consider it (depending on price, of course)
 

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The challenge for me is new company, no track record, no idea on service quality, no idea on long term reliability, etc.

A new car is too big of an investment for me to risk on a newcomer. The Pear may turn out to be a great car with no long term service or reliability problems. Or not.

I feel more confident with the Chevy Equinox EV in those regards. Especially given my Volt and Bolt experience (good and bad).
 

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Fiskerati which is a blog dedicated to all Fisker models mentioned in an interview with Henrik Fisker that a dedicated team of technicians will be able to repair it. What I like about them is that they teamed up with Austria's Magna Steyr who had a very long history as a subcontract builder of cars. Despite being a brand-new car company there should be few bottlenecks and quality issues. Their batteries are backed by a 10-year warranty.

This car is a backup if the EQ's plans fail.
 

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Fiskerati which is a blog dedicated to all Fisker models mentioned in an interview with Henrik Fisker that a dedicated team of technicians will be able to repair it. What I like about them is that they teamed up with Austria's Magna Steyr who had a very long history as a subcontract builder of cars. Despite being a brand-new car company there should be few bottlenecks and quality issues. Their batteries are backed by a 10-year warranty.

This car is a backup if the EQ's plans fail.
Nahhh... I don't want a car that will end up in a scrapyard after 10 years or so, I want it to continue to service me or someone else. My plan B is an Outlander, unless (by some miracle) there's a different model with the same price tag and a repairable battery.
 

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Mitusbishi Outlander? That company is also a risky bet.
Meh... 10 years drivetrain warranty, 5 years bumper to bumper, and everyone I know that had old ones never had a problem with them. For some reason, their CVTs don't fail like Nissan's. Cheap to maintain, inexpensive to buy, not bad on gas... Horribly underpowered (but I don't mind that too much).

I might even get a 2-4 years old used one, while I wait for my "plan C" EV.
 

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So, yes, a pull out drawer. The Chevy Silverado EV Work Truck has a pullout tool chest capability in it's frunk, but you need to open the hood.

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Clever idea when you don't have an ICE motor sitting up front. The back of the PEAR will also feature a glass sliding window that goes all the way down. I'm guessing below the floor. If it's not glass it will be some other material that does it.
 

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Fisker has failed twice already. I wouldn't even consider a Fisker given their track record.
 
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The rear section was finally revealed. The rear window (surrounded by the red LED brake light) along with the tailgate submerges into the lower portion of the car. I don't know the exact specifics but the idea seems practical for tight city parking making it ideal for loading and unloading scenarios.
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Also, notice the very unique A-pillar angle. This allows for a "Jet fighter pilot" shaped front windshield according to Hernik thus providing a cozy-fish bowl environment with great sight all around for all occupants.

UPDATED: now the front:
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So the rear window rolls down/retracts into the rear gate, which in turn rolls down/retracts into a slot behind the bumper. Not to be argumentative, but this seems to go against the claim that they are reducing parts to make the EV simpler, no? A rear hinged hatch seems pretty simple. It seems they are replacing the two hinges with two electric motors. I suspect the hinges would outlast the two motors. Would snow/freezing rain on the window prevent the hatch from being opened? I know it can glue my side windows.

"General Motors full-size wagons from 1971 to 1976 had a unique tailgate configuration, though. Informally known as “Clamshell Wagons,” they were equipped with what GM called “Glide-Away Tailgates.” Instead of rolling down into the tailgate, or flipping up like a hatch, the rear window glass on these wagons slid up into the roof via a switch mounted next to the tailgate opening. The tailgate itself slid down under the wagon’s load floor, either manually, or power-operated by the same switch that rolled up the window."

 
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