Pirelli partners with Fisker on new EMotion vehicle.
Pirelli is working with electric vehicle maker Fisker Inc. to create tyres for the new Fisker EMotion luxury EV, which is set to launch in late 2019. Pirelli will develop summer P Zero tyres in sizes 285/35R24 (F) and 305/35R24 (R) for the EV that will offer low rolling resistance, spirited handling and extra comfort due to tall sidewalls.
The tyres will be produced in Rome, Georgia, and could incorporate Pirelli’s noise cancelling system and connected tyre technology. Pierluigi Dinelli, CEO and chairman of Pirelli Tyre North America, commented: “This new partnership with Fisker Inc. underscores Pirelli’s commitment to innovation from the track to the street, seen through our cutting-edge technology applications and global motorsport investment. So we are thrilled to support Fisker Inc. with these fitments on the EMotion and align in our common goal of pushing the boundaries of premium driving performance.”
The AWD sedan has a range of more than 400 miles, hardware to support fully autonomous driving, a fastcharging capability of 125 miles in 9 minutes and internet connectivity that enables automatic streamed updates. The vehicle was designed by Henrik Fisker, who designed the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9, VLF Force 1, Karma, among other models. Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker, explained: “Our goal is to make the best handling electric sports sedan on the planet with the most comfortable ride, and Pirelli is essential to achieve our goals.
Pirelli is world famous for designing some of the highest performing tyres on the market. Incorporating their low-rolling resistance technology into the Emotion really completes the equation where groundbreaking supercar design elements and technology meet the very best in performance.” The US-produced Fisker Emotion will start at $129,900, according to Pirelli.