Fisherman officially unveils the Ocean SUV in three price ranges and lots of unique features

Los Angeles-based automaker Fisker Inc. turned a new page in its history today with the official debut of its flagship EV, the Ocean SUV. The Ocean is an electric car that we have been covering closely for the past two years leading up to the unveiling at the LA Auto Show this morning. Following a presentation by founder and CEO Henrik Fisker, we now know the specifications, price levels and added features that consumers can expect to see at sea when deliveries begin next November.

Whatever the story, Fisker is a name that has long been associated with electric vehicles. The first iteration was launched almost fifteen years ago in a car landscape that was absolutely small compared to the global electricity market today.

The company was reborn in 2016 as Fisker Inc. in the middle of a much more robust electric car industry. Back in 2019, Fisker Inc. revealed several EV concepts to the public, including an electric SUV, said it would be available for $ 379 / month (more on that later).

This was the start of the Fisker Ocean, the flagship EV chosen by the carmaker to provide sustainability and affordable prices to the masses, as well as a fresh start for the Fisker name.

The Ocean Wheels really took off in October last year, when Fisker announced a deal with manufactures juggernaut Magna International to produce its Ocean SUV. This was followed by a long-term agreement with Magna announced during the summer and offers a more concrete timeline for delivery of the sea in November 2022.

Since then, most of the press related to Fisker Ocean has mentioned its debut at the LA Auto Show and its announced start-up MSRP of $ 37,499 before incentives. After a soft debut in his hometown of Manhattan Beach, California, last night, Fisker has now shared new price details and specifications for the Ocean SUV.

Henrik Fisker “smashes” the sea with an inflatable hammer during a soft debut on Manhattan Beach / Source: Scooter Doll

Fisker Ocean debuts at LA Auto along with price and spec details

Automobility LA 2021 started with a crash this week … a crash, that is. Fisker Inc. was one of the first automakers to present at the South Hall of the LA Convention Center, preceded by the soothing sound of ocean waves crashing on the shore. Really appropriate for a new EV named after the sea, from a company whose logo was also inspired by the sea.

CEO Henrik Fisker spoke to a large crowd as the sheet was drawn, giving the public a first glimpse of the production-oriented Ocean SUV. It is quite an impressive vehicle at first glance and its specifications further compliment it.

To begin with, Fisher Ocean comes in three separate trim at three different prices. This includes Standard Sport, Ultra and Extreme.

In addition, the first 5,000 produced Oceans will be a special launch edition called Ocean One. These first models will have a Fisker Ocean One designation and all the same standard equipment as the Extreme-trimmed, including 22 “F3 SlipStream wheels.

Standard Ocean Sport comes as the base model Fisker, and the only one that is powered by LFP batteries from CATL, giving 250 miles range. This is also the only FWD version of Ocean.

Below are the specifications for the three sea variations:

Trim level Ocean Sport Ocean Ultra Ocean Extreme / One
Driveline FWD AWD AWD
Battery chemistry Lithium iron
Phosphate (LFP)
Nickel manganese
Cobalt (NMC)
Nickel manganese
Cobalt (NMC)
East. Tidy 250 miles 340 miles 350+ miles
0-60 mph time 6.9 sec 3.9 seconds 3.6 seconds
Peak Horsepower 275 hp 540 HK 550 HK
Driving conditions Earth and fun Earth, fun, hyper Earth, Fun, Hyper, Off-Road
Smart traction
Torque vectoring
None Yes Yes
SolarSky tag None None Yes
Extra solar energy area REACH REACH 1,500 mi / year (typical sunny conditions)
2,000 mi / year (ideal conditions)
“California State” None Yes Yes
Fisker Ocean Price
The SolarSky roof

Other cool features

In addition to the typical specifications mentioned above, the upcoming Ocean will arrive equipped with some unique features. Sustainability was a word Henrik used a lot when he presented the electric car, which is partly built from recycled carbon and aluminum.

The interior also has rugs made from recycled plastic bottles, fishing nets and t-shirts. Speaking of the interior, the Ocean comes with a patented, swivel 17.1-inch screen in the center of the dashboard that can rotate from landscape to portrait mode. This can serve as ideal screen layouts for driving (portrait) or “Hollywood mode” (landscape) for screen viewing while parked.

Finally, Ultra, Extreme and Ocean One will offer “California Mode”, which will lower all EV windows with a single push of a button. This includes the rear window, as well as the small 3/4 passenger sides Henrik Fisker described as “doggie windows”

Other features include proprietary ADAS technology, audio and video OTA update options.

Fisher Ocean Prices

Fisherman has long promoted its consumer-friendly pricing for the ocean and promised a vehicle for $ 37,499. Well, they seem to have succeeded as it will be the starting MSRP for Ocean Sport.

The next level will be Ocean Ultra, starting at $ 49,999, and Extreme for $ 68,999. The aforementioned Ocean One will also launch at a price of $ 68,999.

Do you remember the $ 379 / month payment we talked about earlier? Well, that has also been achieved in the form of Fisher’s “Flexee Lease” offer. This option is more like a subscription model, as it can be terminated at any time, and tenants are not required to have a term.

The $ 379 / month Flexee Lease payment includes 30,000 annual miles and requires a one-time start-up and activation fee of $ 2,999. After twelve years of leasing, Fisker said it plans to retire and safely reuse every ocean.

The Ocean EVs are split to begin production at Magna’s CO2-neutral plant in Graz, Austria, next November, starting with the first 5,000 Ocean One EVs.

Electrektakes

Fisher promised to debut the Ocean SUV at the LA Auto Show, and it delivered. Fisher also promised to supply the Ocean EV at a price of $ 37,499, and it delivered. With Magna in its corner, all signs point positively that the carmaker is hitting its production timeline for its flagship EV next year.

The initial specs are promising, especially as trim levels rise (along with the price, of course). This sales approach is wise on the part of Fiskers to potentially supply an electric SUV with 250 miles range for under $ 30,000 (awaiting full federal tax deduction). It must be attractive to consumers.

While Ultra and Extreme trim cost a lot more, you also get a lot more performance. For $ 12,500 more than the Sport, consumers will get the AWD and 90 miles of extra range (Fisker points out that those 340 miles are the best for an EV in its class under $ 50k).

The leap from Ultra to Extreme is not that big of a hole, but the SolarSky roof really fascinates me. With the annual range of 1,500 miles estimated from sunny weather in California, it comes out to about 29 additional miles per week.

Depending on your commute and where you park, you may soon be able to travel to and from work from the solar power, saving your NMC battery storage for longer trips.

So far so good, I’m pretty interested in learning more about this EV in the future.

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