Fisker’s Alaska Electric Truck: The $45K Game Changer, Pre-order Now
The well-known automaker, Fisker, recently unveiled its latest addition to the EV world: the Alaska, a compact electric pickup truck. The announcement took place during Fisker's "Product Vision Day" held in Huntington Beach, California. The company touted the Alaska as a lighter and more compact "adventure truck" targeting the likes of Rivian R1T rather than the work-centric F-150 Lightning.
The Alaska is characterized by its compact size and lightweight design, setting it apart from larger electric trucks currently on the market. Its 4.5-foot bed can be extended up to 9 feet with the help of a hidden mid-gate known as the "Houdini Door." The new truck isn't only smaller in size, it also comes with a smaller price tag. Starting at $45,400, the Alaska comes down to $37,900 after federal tax credits, and it will be manufactured in the US.
The company has provided a range estimate between 230 and 340 miles, hinting at multiple battery size options. However, details about the number of battery options or the cost of larger batteries are not yet revealed.
One interesting detail is the remarkably short projected turnaround time. Fisker has declared that the Alaska will be available in 2025, a mere 17 months from now. This may seem optimistic, but the company's recent history of bringing the Fisker Ocean SUV from unveiling to delivery in four years provides some credibility to the ambitious plan. Fisker also highlighted that the Alaska uses a modified Ocean platform, referred to as FT31, which could potentially expedite the manufacturing process.
For those intrigued by this latest compact electric pickup, Fisker is already accepting reservations with a deposit of $250.
An equivalent competitor from Rivian, priced and sized similarly, is expected concurrently. Rivian's CFO, Claire McDonough, announced the 2026 R2S and R2T models for early 2024, underlining their distinctive attributes.