Fisker Inc. racked up roughly 1,500 reservations within days for its second electric vehicle, which hasn't been shown and won't be delivered until 2024, CEO Henrik Fisker said.
The Danish-American car designer's second EV company has taken deposits for the Pear — which will start at about $30,000 in the U.S. — from customers in part to demonstrate demand to battery suppliers.
"Normally, a car company does due diligence of a supplier," Fisker told Bloomberg News last week in London. "Now, the battery makers are actually doing the diligence on the carmakers, and of course also the startups, and saying: 'Hold on a minute, we need to see the business model, we need to see the car, we need to believe in you.' "