The electric car will be made based on the company’s crossover, the start of production of which is scheduled for November 2021.
American electric car manufacturer Fisker Inc. will create the first pope mobile (a vehicle for official ceremonies of the Pope), which will move exclusively on electric traction. The company’s founder Henrik Fisker announced this.
“It was an honor to have a private audience with Pope Francis. He is very aware of the responsibility for the environment that lies with future generations and us. I look forward to creating the first all-electric pope mobile,” Fisker wrote on Twitter, attaching a photo where he shows the pontiff a mock-up of his future electric car with a transparent protective dome.
According to NBC, the meeting between Francis and Fisker, which was helped to organize by one of the entrepreneur’s friends, was held in the Vatican on Thursday. It is noted that the electric car will be made based on the company’s crossover, the start of production of which is scheduled for November this year. The protective dome in the pontiff’s car will, if necessary, hide in the roof of the vehicle and pull out if necessary. Traditionally, Mercedes-Benz cars have played the role of the popemobile since the 1930s. After the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in 1981, all cars for the appearance of the pontiffs in public are equipped with a protective dome, while, for personal trips, Francis prefers to use Ford, Jeep, and Fiat cars.