Fisker Inc. has revealed its Fisker Ocean electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO, detailed the Fisker Ocean’s design philosophy and explained why it will be the most sustainable and innovative vehicle available when it starts production in November 2022.
Henrik Fisker, Fisker chairman and CEO, said: “Our mission is to create the world’s most innovative and sustainable vehicles that are also affordable, and it all starts with the Fisker Ocean as we fully embrace a clean future for all.”
The Fisker Ocean is being manufactured by Magna-Steyr at a carbon-neutral factory in Graz, Austria. The base Fisker Ocean Sport trim level is priced at $37,499, before federal and state tax credits. The Fisker Ocean Ultra is $49,999, and the Fisker Ocean Extreme is $68,999. The first 5,000 vehicles produced will be the Fisker Ocean One, also priced at $68,999.
Fisker estimates that the range of the front-wheel-drive, single-motor Fisker Ocean Sport will be 250 miles (402km) on a single charge. It will use lithium-ion phosphate (LFP) battery cell chemistry in Touring Range packs to be supplied by CATL.
Ranges for the all-wheel-drive, dual-motor Fisker Ocean Ultra and Fisker Ocean Extreme are estimated at 340 miles (547km) and over 350 miles (563km) respectively.
Those higher trim level vehicles will use CATL-supplied Hyper Range battery packs with nickel manganese cobalt cell chemistry. CATL and Fisker have worked in close collaboration to create segment-leading, high-energy packs that CATL will produce for the Fisker Ocean.
Fisker chose to contract for two different cell options to deliver value and segment-leading range to Fisker Ocean Sport customers, and a combination of segment-leading range and performance to Fisker Ocean Ultra and Fisker Ocean Extreme customers.
Both options will utilise silicon-carbide inverters, making this advanced technology standard on the Fisker Ocean Sport, Fisker Ocean Ultra, Fisker Ocean Extreme, and Fisker Ocean One.
A Fisker SolarSky roof on the Fisker Ocean Extreme and Fisker Ocean One trims could supply an additional 2,000 miles (3,219km) of range per year under ideal conditions. Under typical sunny skies in regions such as California, it could add up to 1,500 miles (2,414km).
The Fisker Ocean Sport will have an expected 0-60 mph (0-97kph) time of 6.9 seconds with a peak horsepower of 275hp. The Fisker Ocean Ultra will have an estimated 0-60 mph (0-97kph) time of 3.9 seconds, with an estimated peak horsepower of 540hp.
The Fisker Ocean Extreme and Fisker Ocean One will have an estimated 0-60 mph (0-97kph) time of 3.6 seconds, with an estimated peak horsepower of 550hp.
The Fisker Ocean Sport will have Earth and Fun drive modes, while the Fisker Ocean Ultra and Fisker Ocean Extreme will add Hyper mode. The Fisker Ocean Extreme and the Fisker Ocean One will also have an Off-Road mode.
The Fisker Ocean Ultra, Fisker Ocean Extreme and Fisker Ocean One trims will have a Smart Traction torque-vectoring system to enhance performance and safety.
At the push of a button, the Fisker Ocean can lower all its windows and retract its sliding roof to morph into California Mode, available on the Ultra, Extreme and Ocean One. This will provide an open-air convertible-like experience while maintaining the reassurance of an SUV platform.
Inside, the five-passenger Fisker Ocean has a fully vegan interior using recycled materials. These include reclaimed fishing nets, old t-shirts, and renewed rubber.
The seats are a unique Fisker design and the Limo Mode allows rear-seat passengers to control the volume of the audio system and adjust heating and air conditioning.
Fisker’s proprietary Advanced Driver Assist System, Fisker Intelligent Pilot, is built to enhance driver protection, safety and comfort. This proactive safety system of automated electronic sensors (radar, ultrasonic sensors, and cameras) and processing software continuously senses inputs, adds intelligence, and then engages when necessary to anticipate and prevent accidents.
The ADAS provides a broad range of advanced warning functions, safety-driven braking functions and driver convenience features. Each feature expands a driver’s ability to sense dangers and then intuitively controls the Fisker Ocean more safely.
The Fisker Ocean will have a set of technologies that enable owners to recharge other electric vehicles, send power to the electrical grid and use their vehicles as a back-up source of emergency power for their homes. The company refers to these technologies PowerCar, Power Grid and PowerHouse.
The Fisker Ocean will be available to purchase at the end of 2022 and customers can reserve a vehicle for a $250 deposit today.
Customers may also lease a Fisker Ocean using the company’s innovative Flexee Lease. This option does away with long-term commitments and includes a 30,000-mile annual driving allowance.
The Fisker Flexee Lease is similar to a subscription model, not like a traditional lease. The Fisker Ocean Sport Flexee Lease starts at $379/month with a one-time $2,999 initiation and activation fee. The company will provide terms on other trim levels at a later date.