Fisker's Production-ready Ocean e-SUV to Debut in January
【Summary】EV startup Fisker Inc. officially reveals details of the upcoming all-electric Ocean SUV.
Automotive designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker officially disclosed details about his company's upcoming electric vehicle plans. His electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc. is set to debut its upcoming affordable, yet upscale electric SUV in the coming months that will compete with Tesla models.
The battery-powered SUV is called the Fisker Ocean and the company will hold a private event to mark its global unveil on Jan 4, 2020. The event will also be live-streamed from the venue.
Henrik said the Fisker Ocean will be a sustainable luxury electric utility vehicle that has been designed to incorporate recycled materials throughout. For example, the Fisker Ocean's carpeting will be made from recycled fishing nets.
The company is also gearing up to introduce its official Fisker app on Nov 27, which will allow customers to reserve the upcoming Ocean e-SUV. Fisker also announced that the Ocean will be available exclusively through a flexible subscription service.
The flexible lease program will be offered without any long term contract to avoid the high costs of personal vehicle ownership.
Earlier, the designer also pointed out that the SUV's price would start just under $40,000, about the same price as the upcoming Tesla Model Y crossover. As of yet, we are unsure how (if at all) the CEO's initial price point estimate will factor into this so-called hassle-free subscription service.
The Fisker Ocean electric SUV.
The Fisker Ocean is just over 15 feet long and features a fixed hood like the one found on Alfa Romeo 4C. Fisker claims this design decision was made to shed weight and ensure space is optimally utilized without incurring unnecessary costs.
The space under the hood, or "frunk" as Tesla calls it, will house advanced electronics including the air conditioning unit to maximize the cabin space.
The Ocean will also get a full-length solar roof to aid the SUV's power source and will result in 1,000 extra miles added to the EV's overall range every year, according to Fisker.
Other environment-friendly initiatives like repurposing rubber waste and recycling polyester and plastics will also be used in the production.
The company has confirmed that the all-electric Ocean EV will be powered by an 80 kWh battery pack offering an estimated range of 250 to 300 miles, depending on driving characteristics and road conditions.
The Fisker Ocean will be produced in the United States for global export, however the company has not disclosed any details of where it will be built.
Deliveries are scheduled to begin in early 2022.
Manish Kharinta is a automotive writer based in the Los Angeles area. He has worked for automotive industry websites TheSmokingClutch.com, CarDekho.com and CarBikeindia.com. His experience ranges from covering auto shows, to car reviews and breaking automotive news. Manish aims to bring forth his unique perspective on automotive design and technological innovations in the automotive industry.
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