Fisker Inc. is gearing up for the final phase of development, tooling and commercialisation of its first vehicle, the all-electric Fisker Ocean. Over 22,000 people from 116 countries have shown interest in the 2022 Fisker Ocean EV, with majority of paid reservations coming from North America.
The EV-maker continues to receive reservations daily. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 crises, it believes that private transportation will gain traction over shared mobility, and people will be looking for vehicles that unite utility, sustainability and affordability. The Fisker Ocean is designed and engineered with all these attributes in mind. The Fisker Ocean will have 250-300 mile electric range and an international CCS 2 charging plug.
The Fisker Ocean is on target to enter production end of next year (2021), starting high volume ramp up and deliveries in second half of 2022. The Fisker Ocean base price is confirmed at $37,499 and will be offered with 4 different package options, to be detailed in Q4 of 2020. Fisker Ocean will also be offered via a lease option starting at $379 per month with $2,999 down, no fixed lease term and no time limit on warranty during the lease period.
Fisker Inc. will announce its manufacturing strategy in Q3 2020. Initially, the Fisker Ocean will be launched in USA and Europe. Purchase or lease is done directly through the Fisker App or through the Fisker’s website.
Fisker will sell the vehicle direct to its customers and vehicles will be showcased at experience centres and test drives booked through the app. On-board vehicle diagnostics will signal any vehicle faults and all service scheduling will be enabled through an easy to use customer app, where your vehicle will be picked up and delivered directly from customer’s preferred location.
After receiving an overwhelming number of enquiries by fleet operators, Fisker Inc. has started working on an extreme off-road package for the Fisker Ocean. Force-E (Force Electric) is an extreme off-road package option based on the Fisker Ocean electric vehicle. The Electric Powertrain of Force-E will have large amounts of torque – ideal for off roading.
The Force-E package will be available only in AWD configurations with approximately 300 horsepower and subsequently a high-performance version. An upgraded and lifted suspension, off-road spec wheels and tires, extra front lights in the lower bumper, front light protective bar, extra front tow hooks, lower front protective scuff plate, roof rack with integrated lights, a rear hatch tool and power plug box, that can rescue other out of power EV’s will be part of the package.
The “Force-E fortified” Ocean will carry a full-size spare tyre in a deep recess in the unique hood panel. By placing the spare tire in this position, no compromises are made to the tailgate, typical of the solutions offered by competitors. This “deeply recessed” placement is only possible in an electric SUV like the Fisker Ocean, because there is more space beneath the hood surface to accommodate the bulk of the tyre assembly, without compromising forward vision, versus under the hood, where a large off-road tire would not fit.
The vehicle will come equipped with a large drinking water tank under the hood, with a release tap in the lower front bumper, for easy access to clean drinking water in rescue situations. The interior will have certain upgrades with more rugged and durable materials.
The Force-E package was initiated to cover market segments including rescue vehicles, military personnel movements on military bases, police vehicles, municipalities and international organisations promoting a cleaner planet. The Fisker unique California mode that allows the rear window to automatically roll down together with the small 3 quarter windows, side windows and open roof will come standard in this configuration. Offered as an after-market package for the Ocean, more information will be available in 2021 when Fisker will show a driving prototype with the Force E package.
Henrik Fisker said, “Our vision for a ‘A clean Future for All’ has become even more relevant during these times of crises. As our development stage was highly dependent on finalising manufacturing agreements and signing off virtual data, we have not seen a significant impact on our timeline for the Fisker Ocean launch at this point in time. We are still planning to have early built vehicles running off the assembly line end of next year. It’s been amazing to see the enthusiasm from our reservation holders, putting down paid reservations this early and following everything we are doing. For competitive and business reasons, we will have to wait a few more month to announce more news about several business aspects and vehicle details.”