Fisker Ocean to retail for $37,499 in the US
Fisker has published further details about their electric SUV called Ocean at CES, including the purchase price, which starts at 37,499 dollars in the USA, meaning the e-SUV will be available from 29,999 dollars when taking the nationwide tax credit into account.
Fisker had always advertised the electric SUV with the prospect of a battery-electric car for under 40,000 dollars. Now it is official: The Ocean will even retail below this mark. But it is also a fact that the sale of the model is not Fisker’s primary concern. The Americans already announced that the option to buy is merely a response to “numerous global customer wishes” a few weeks ago. Instead, the company is aiming for a comprehensive leasing program for the car. The Fisker Ocean will be available from a monthly leasing rate of 379 dollars (around 345 euros). Fisker already published these details in November.
Fisker plans to produce more than one million vehicles for the US, European and Chinese markets between 2022 and 2027. The order books for the electric SUV were opened several weeks ago. Fisker has been working on the model for two years and it will now be presented at CES as a near-series prototype rather than a show car. The manufacturer specified that the Fisker Ocean will be a luxurious electric car with a range of up to 300 miles (approx. 483 km). A lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 80 kWh will be used as the energy supplier. The EV will be produced in the USA.
New is the information that the electric car will be available in several drive train variants. In the most powerful, all-wheel-drive version, the Ocean will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds. In terms of design, Fisker is in line with the currently popular SUV look. The Americans are therefore trying to stand out with new features such as the solar roof, which had already been announced, a retractable rear window (for transporting bulky luggage) or an interior made of “recycled, vegan and innovative materials”. The carpet, for example, is to be made entirely of recycled material – such as nylon from old fishing nets. And while we are on the subject of interior design: The car’s infotainment system will, according to new information, be accessible via a large central touch screen, with a bar with haptic touch elements allowing access to frequently used functions such as temperature and volume control.
A refundable deposit of $250 is required to make a reservation. It bears mentioning that the Ocean won’t be configurable on a personal scale. Fisker will offer five option packages to choose from. The reduction in options is one of several measures that helped drop the purchase price of the Ocean below $40,000.