Pirelli Tire North America Inc. 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). Pirelli says the focus 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,” says 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 automotive designer, Henrik Fisker – renowned for past work on creations like the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9, VLF Force 1, Karma and more – the EMotion also features 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," says 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, Ga. 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.
For more information about Pirelli, visit www.pirelli.com/tires/en-us.
For more information about Fisker, visit www.fiskerinc.com.