Pirelli partners Fisker “EMotion”
Pirelli is working with Fisker Inc. to create low rolling resistance tyres for the new Fisker EMotion luxury electric vehicle, set to launch in late 2019.
Pirelli will develop summer P Zero tyres in 285/35R24 (F) and 305/35R24 (R). The focus of this development will be on low rolling resistance, “spirited handling” and extra comfort due to tall sidewalls.
“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,” said Pierluigi Dinelli, CEO and chairman of Pirelli Tire North America.
The new AWD sedan features a range of more than 400 miles, hardware to support fully autonomous driving, fast-charging of 125 miles in 9 minutes and internet connectivity enabling automatic updates to be streamed directly to the vehicle. Created by prominent automotive designer, Henrik Fisker – renowned for past work on iconic creations like the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9, VLF Force 1, Karma and more – the EMotion also features never-before-seen design elements that reflect the brand’s supercar DNA.
“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,” said Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker Inc. “Pirelli is world famous for designing some of the highest performing tires 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 tyres will be produced in Rome, Georgia, strengthening Pirelli’s ‘local for local’ approach in North America. Fisker is also exploring utilizing the Pirelli Noise Cancelling System and connected tyre technology features.
The Fisker EMotion will start at $129,900, and is slated for production in the United States.