Pirelli announced today that it is working with Fisker Inc. to create advanced low rolling resistance tires for the new Fisker EMotion luxury electric vehicle, set to launch in late 2019.
Pirelli will develop summer P Zero tires in the following sizes for the Fisker EMotion: 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 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 tires 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 tire technology features.
The Fisker EMotion will start at $129,900, and is slated for production in the United States.
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Pirelli Tire North America
Pirelli, headquartered in Milan, Italy, was founded in 1872. Pirelli focuses its business on the high end, premium product segment where it is a world leader. Pirelli has a commercial presence in over 160 countries and 16 manufacturing sites in 11 countries. Successfully competing in motorsports since 1907, Pirelli is currently the exclusive supplier of the Formula 1 championship, the Superbike world championship, and many other championships around the world.
Pirelli Tire North America (PTNA) includes the Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) facility and research and development center at its Rome, Georgia headquarters, a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Silao, Mexico, sales and marketing offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, Montreal and Mexico City, and a prestige flagship store in Los Angeles. The company manufactures, distributes and markets original equipment and replacement tires for export and domestic car/motorcycle applications.
ABOUT FISKER INC.
California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most stunning luxury electric vehicles complemented with the longest EV range on earth. The brainchild of EV pioneer and world-leading automotive designer, Henrik Fisker, Fisker Inc.’s mission is to set a new standard of excellence and leadership in the industry – developing unique, emotionally stirring and high-performing electric vehicles with disruptive design and battery technology. Fisker is on a quest to make the “impossible, possible.” To learn more, visit www.FiskerInc.com.
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