Magna completes the first Ocean
Production of the Fisker Ocean has started on schedule at the contract manufacturer Magna in Graz. However, production of the electric SUV, for which Fisker has registered more than 63,000 reservations so far, is not expected to really pick up speed until next year. In addition, the configurator with the final prices is now online.
Fisker does not specify how many vehicles are to be built in the current year in its announcement on the start of production. However, the published plans for the coming year are surprisingly detailed. For the first quarter of 2023 only 300 units are planned, for the second quarter already more than 8,000, for the third quarter more than 15,000 and in the fourth quarter the year is to be concluded with a total number of 42,400 Fisker Ocean produced – i.e. more than 19,000 units in Q4 alone.
In May 2022 it was still said that in 2023, the first full production year, 50,000 Ocean would be built at Magna – now 42,400 vehicles are mentioned. From 2024 onwards, according to the information from May, production is to be tripled to 150,000 Ocean per year. As was announced in August, production of the Ocean in the USA is also being considered.
Back to Magna in Graz: Production will start with the limited special model Fisker Ocean ONE, which went on pre-sale in July and all 5,000 units were sold out within 30 days. With the numbers now mentioned, production of the special model would be completed in the course of the second quarter, and then the other variants could also be built.
Technically, the special model is the top variant, which will later be sold as the Fisker Ocean Extreme. Like the Ultra version, the Extreme (and thus also the ONE) has a two-motor all-wheel drive and CATL cells with NMC chemistry. The basic Sport model, on the other hand, comes with a front-wheel drive and an LFP battery pack.
“It’s an emotional day as we start production of the world’s most sustainable vehicle in record time – on time – in the carbon-neutral factory in Graz,” says Henrik Fisker, Chairman and CEO of Fisker, about the start of production in Austria.