The battle to claim the interest of buyers in an emerging electric vehicle market continues to develop and Fisker is showing its hand now with the reveal of the Ocean all-electric SUV.
The size of the new SUV puts it in direct competition with the Tesla Model Y and Kia Niro EV. It is expected that Fisker will officially launch the car in the second half of 2021.
Priced to start at $37,500 before any tax incentives (which could drive the price below $30,000 to start), the Fisker Ocean is a compact SUV that Fisker Inc. is calling it one of the most ecologically conscious vehicles ever produced. It features recycled materials, such as fishing nets, in the SUV’s cabin, which also sports vegan components made of 100 percent polycarbonate polyurethane, recycled t-shirts . A Dinamica “eco-suede” is made of recycled polyester and other consumer plastics, features inside the cabin as well as rubber recovered from tire recycling efforts.
The company has previously teased that the vehicle will be able to be leased for $379 per month with no long term contract and just $2,999 down. Lessees can choose a one-month, eight-month, 22-month, or years long lease with a 30,000-mile annual limit.
On the outside, the Fisker Ocean is much like a conventional SUV. There’s nothing particularly fancy or forward-thinking in terms of exterior design save for the solar roof and rear downward sliding window.
Fisker is saying that the SUV will have a 275-300-mile range that can be enhanced with an available range extender. That range comes from a 80 kWh battery pack that is paired with a solar roof in its top trim level, a feature that the company claims could provide 1,000 additional miles of charge over the course of a year.
The SUV will be available in four-wheel drive with one front and one rear electric motor. It can get from zero to 60 mph in a zippy 2.9 seconds.
There will be a “small, center high-mounted radar” that resides behind glass and a parametric pattern takes the place of a the traditional grille, allowing on-demand airflow.
The touch of a button will allow for an open-air experience. Fisker will offer available 22-inch wheels.
Fisker Inc. isn’t just stopping with one vehicle. They have plans to develop two more vehicles using the same underpinnings as what’s in the Ocean.
Fisker is currently accepting reservations for the Ocean via their app. All reservations are refundable, save a $25 fee.