The new Fisker Ocean will compete with the new Tesla Model Y.
The forthcoming electric SUV of American startup Fisker is called Ocean. The company announced that it was ready for production on January 4, 2020.
The company is claiming to have designed “the world’s most sustainable vehicle”, with recycled, vegan and other natural products used throughout.
Its American, Henrik Fisker, recently confirmed that the production model will only be available via a ‘flexible lease’ plan, with no long-term contract necessary.
Specification, performance details and final pricing will be detailed when order books for the new model open on 27 November 2019. The full scale production process will be conducted by the end of 2021.
Like the Model Y, the Ocean will be priced from less than $40,000 (£30,200) in the US.
The car has outstanding design details. Instead of the grille is a radar mounted front and a large front air intake. Besides, there are also a flared wheel arches and a futuristic headlight design. It features what the firm calls “captivating design touches that have been traditionally reserved for supercars in the past”. Besides, the Ocean also features a targa-style removable roof section with an inbuilt solar panel. So, it helps increase the capacity of the car’s 80kWh lithium ion battery pack.
Fisker states: “With the touch of a button, an extended open-air atmosphere will be made possible without compromising the rugged and safe structural integrity of an SUV.”
The Ocean will be available in four-wheel drive form, with an electric motor mounted on each axle. The battery is claimed to provide of a range of up to 300 miles.
The company has revealed the interior of the vehicle will offer class-leading space, a large head-up display and an intelligent user interface.
Sources said it has not been confirmed where this Ocean was built. Later this year, prototype testing will begin.
Fisker Inc. was formed in 2016, succeeding the bankrupted Fisker Automotive company. This company has launched the Karma range-extender electric luxury saloon. And now re-engineered and on sale as the Karma Revero – in 2011. The company is also at work on developing solid-state battery technology, which it says would allow future vehicles to gain 500 miles worth of charge in as little as one minute.