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The Fisker Ocean makes its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, with a sleek design, an ecologically aware feel, and a low price.
The Fisker ocean SUV is a five-passenger electric crossover designed by Henrik Fisker, an ex-BMW automotive designer, and CEO of the firm that bears his name. It’s around the size of a Tesla Model Y or a Ford Mustang Mach-E.
The Fisker Ocean’s wheels-at-the-corners design and boxy proportions, as well as its clean and crisp lines, stand out with a longish 115-inch wheelbase.
Fisker is a name that has long been connected with electric automobiles, regardless of its background. The initial version model was released over fifteen years ago, in a world of automobiles that was little compared to the global EV industry today.
With an infusion of new models flooding the market, the tide is changing favor electric vehicles, and Fisker Automotive hopes to capitalize on that trend with its Ocean SUV.
In 2016, Fisker Inc. was revived in the middle of a considerably more strong electric car sector. Fisker Inc. released many electric vehicle designs to the public in 2019, including an electric SUV that would be offered for $379 per month (more on that later).
This was the birth of the Fisker Ocean, the automaker’s flagship EV designed to bring sustainability and affordability to the public, as well as a new beginning for the Fisker brand.
Among the mobility solutions, this is the most affordable version starts at about $40,000 and has a range of about 250 miles. All other Oceans features a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system that produces at least 540 horsepower and speeds to 60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds. The most powerful variant is intended to go more than 350 kilometers on a single charge.
The 2023 Fisker Ocean SUV is not just a stylish sustainable and innovative SUV in the manner of the Range Rover Evoque, but it also comes with some unique features. A 17.1-inch touchscreen in the center that rotates horizontally and vertically, as well as a setting that opens the top panel, the side windows, and the rear glass to give the cabin the windswept air of a convertible.
Fisker Ocean Release Date
Fisker Automotive’s Ocean 2023 is a new all-electric SUV. The first 5000 units will be Ocean One launch editions, and production will begin in November of next year.
The automobile will not go into production until November 2022, according to the company, following a debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November 2021.
E-Motor, Transmission, and Performance
The Sport model, which has a single electric motor driving the front wheels, is the point of entry into the 2023 Ocean series. It’ll sprint from zero to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, thanks to its peak horsepower of 275. All-wheel drive is provided via a sustainable electric motor on every axle on the Ultra and Extreme (as well as the limited-edition One).
The fastest version is expected to race from a standstill to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, with an overall system power of up to 550 horses. 20-inch wheels with low-rolling-resistance tires are standard on all versions. There’s also a set of performance tires placed on 22-inch rims. The front-drive Fisker ocean has a towing capacity of 2040 pounds, while all-wheel-drive models have a towing capacity of 4000 pounds.
Range, Charge & Battery
The Ocean SUV comes with a variety of battery sizes, but Fisker hasn’t said how much capacity each one can hold. Nonetheless, the EPA predicts that a single charge will get the single-motor variant 250 miles. With multiple motors, the estimated range may be as high as 350 miles.
The Ocean is also compatible with most EV charging stations, and Fisker has teamed up with Electrify America to provide owners with an undefined amount of free charging. The Ocean’s specific charging times haven’t been revealed, but we’ve been told that under perfect conditions, the optional roof-mounted solar panels (dubbed SolarSky) may provide up to 2000 miles of range per year. That assertion, though, remains to be seen.
The Ocean SUV will be available in three trim levels, with two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive depending on the model. The front-wheel-drive Ocean Sport is the entry-level trim, with a range of 250 miles and 275 horsepower. Fisker claims a timing of 6.9 seconds from zero to sixty miles per hour for this entry-level model.
The Ocean Ultra will have a range of 340 miles and a 540 horsepower dual-motor. As expected, the massive boost in horsepower reduces the time it takes to reach 60 mph to only 3.9 seconds. The Ocean Extreme will improve on the Ultra by adding 10 miles of range and 10 horsepower, bringing the zero-to-60 time down to a nipping-at-Tesla’s-heels 3.6 seconds. At this moment, no torque values for any Ocean SUV have been given.
The first 5,000 vehicles will be Ocean One models, a limited edition series with the same 550 horsepower and 350 miles of range as the Extreme and additional standard features.
The lithium-ion battery supplied by Contemporary Amperex Technology Company (CATL), a Chinese battery manufacturer specializing in EV batteries, is responsible for these figures. Fisker worked on two cell alternatives, a lithium-ion phosphate battery for the base trim and a nickel manganese cobalt battery for the higher trim automobiles, according to the business. The Hyper Range nickel manganese battery was made feasible by a strong partnership between CATL and Fisker.
Fisker Ocean Interior & Exterior Design
The Fisker ocean’s interior features a simplistic layout contrasted by some simple controls, and it’s lined with repurposed materials to encourage sustainability.
The dashboard has a thin digital gauge cluster and beautiful materials that run across it, in addition to a huge touchscreen that rotates on all except the basic model. Because the Ocean SUV is promoted as an inexpensive EV, the number of high-end standard features is restricted.
Every model, though, has a digital camera feed in the rearview mirror, a power-adjustable steering column, and a motorized rear liftgate. The Sport model has a fixed-glass panoramic sunroof, while the remainder of the range has a retractable-panel panoramic glass roof. When the latter’s California mode is engaged, the roof, as well as the back and side windows, opens to offer an open-air experience similar to that of a convertible. We can only hope that it has a more practical back seat and cargo capacity than the company’s ill-fated sedan.
Plastics, recycled clothing, and fresh rubber are among the recycled materials utilized in the vegan interior.
Everything is made from reused waste, from the carpets to the upholstery.
We can’t emphasize this enough: that Fisker interior is definitely eco-friendly based on aesthetics alone.
This is a stylish setting with an environmentally minded edge.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The focus of the Ocean’s cabin, similar to that of a Tesla, is a massive touchscreen. The 17.1-inch display, unlike a Tesla’s, can swivel between portrait and landscape configurations according to the driving circumstances. The basic model’s screen is set vertically, although the infotainment system has a Harman/Kardon sound as standard. All models save the Sport include a rotating touchscreen and a more powerful audio system.
Driving & Safety
Fisker provides each Ocean model its own drive modes in order to give each one a unique driving experience. Forget about the standard “comfort” and “sport” settings that are applied to the whole lineup. Earth and Fun drive modes will be available on Ocean Sport models, while Hyper mode will be available on Ultra and Extreme variants. Off-Road mode is also available on the Extreme and One version.
Fisker’s advanced driver assistance system, branded Fisker Intelligent Pilot, uses radar, ultrasonic sensors, and cameras for safety. Automatic emergency braking, lane maintenance assist, intelligent speed assist, emergency lane departure avoidance, and traffic sign recognition is all standard on the Sport. With a 360-degree surround-view parking camera in 2D, a stronger automated emergency braking system, and reverse collision prevention, standard forward-collision warning, the Ultra takes things to the next level. A 3D surround vision camera, automated parking assist, door opening alert, and traffic signal recognition are included in the One and Extreme variants, available adaptive cruise control.
Fisker Ocean Prices
Fisker has long touted the Ocean’s consumer-friendly cost, offering a car starting at $37,499. Well, they appear to have succeeded, since Ocean Sport’s starting MSRP will be that.
The Ocean Ultra, which starts at $49,999, and the Extreme, which starts at $68,999, will be the next tiers up. The Ocean One, as previously announced, will start at $68,999.
Remember that $379-per-month payment we mentioned before? In the shape of Fisker’s “Flexee Lease” product, this has also been done. This option is similar to a subscription model in that it can be canceled at any moment and lessees are not bound by a contract.
The Flexee Lease price of $379 per month includes 30,000 yearly miles and a one-time $2,999 initiation as well as activation cost. Fisker said that after twelve years of lease driving, each Fisker ocean SUV will be retired and carefully recycled.
The Ocean EVs will start production in November at Magna’s carbon-neutral facility in Graz, Austria, with the first 5,000 Ocean One EVs.
Fisker Ocean Specs
|Trim Level||Ocean Sport||Ocean Ultra||Ocean Extreme/One|
|Battery Chemistry||Lithium Iron|
|Est. Range||250 miles||340 miles||350 miles|
|0-60 mph time||6.9 sec||3.9 sec||3.6 sec|
|Peak Horsepower||275 HP||540 HP||550 HP|
|Drive Modes||Earth, and Fun||Earth, Fun, and Hyper||Earth, Fun, Hyper, and Off-Road|
|Solar panel Range||N/A||N/A||1,500 mi/year (typical sunny weather)|
2,000 mi/year (ideal weather)