Manufacturing of the Fisker Ocean has began on schedule at contractor Magna Steyr’s Austrian manufacturing unit, Fisker introduced on the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Present. That paves the way in which for its deliberate U.S. launch as a 2023 mannequin.
The electrical SUV was introduced on the 2020 Client Electronics Present, earlier than Fisker had settled on a platform for the car. After a failed try to make use of Volkswagen’s MEB platform, Fisker partnered with Magna for engineering and manufacturing on the firm’s facility, which additionally builds the Jaguar I-Pace.
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Fisker then introduced a prototype model to the L.A. present in 2021 and promised that manufacturing would begin one 12 months in a while November 17, 2022—a aim Magna has now met.
The Ocean might be provided in Sport, Extremely, and Excessive variations. At its 2021 L.A. occasion, Fisker stated the bottom single-motor front-wheel drive Sport would begin at $37,499 and use lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries from CATL affording an estimated 250 miles of vary. It additionally quoted a 275-hp output and 6.9-second 0-60 mph time.
Different fashions use nickel cobalt manganese (NMC) cells, additionally from CATL, and dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrains. The Extremely is quoted at 340 miles of vary, 540 hp, and 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The highest Excessive model targets 350 miles of vary, 550 hp, and 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds. This mannequin, which begins at $68,999, additionally will get many of the Ocean’s signature options, together with a 17.1-inch rotating display screen, photo voltaic roof, and California Mode, which drops all home windows whereas opening the roof for max airiness.
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The primary 5,000 Oceans might be particular Ocean One editions based mostly on the Excessive trim stage, however with distinctive styling options like 22-inch F3 SlipStream wheels and Huge Sur Blue paint. All 5,000 offered out in 30 days, with clients placing down $5,000 deposits to safe one. Fisker claims to have greater than 63,000 Ocean reservations in whole.
Demand for the Ocean has been so sturdy, in truth, that Fisker might already be contemplating rising manufacturing. In August, Fisker was reportedly seeking to develop quantity past the initially mentioned most of fifty,000 items, beginning with Magna and probably together with a second manufacturing web site—perhaps in the U.S.
This would not be the primary Fisker EV slated for U.S. manufacturing. The corporate has tapped Foxconn to construct a extra inexpensive mannequin referred to as the Pear in Ohio beginning in 2024. Fisker additionally not too long ago disclosed that it is seeking to share the platforms of each the Ocean and Pear with different automakers, and sell regulatory emissions credits.