Fisker Ocean: order books openNovember 28, 2019
The American startup has a detailed price list for its eco-friendly competitor Tesla Model Y, whose deliveries are scheduled for 2022.
U.S. startup Fisker unveils pricing for its new Ocean electric SUV ahead of its January 4, 2020 launch announcement. The model will be offered mainly to customers under the leasing program at prices starting at $ 379 per month with a deposit of $ 2,999 for the cheapest of the five available trim levels. Potential customers can pay a fully refundable deposit of US $ 250 right now using the reservation app specially designed for the smartphone.
Fisker says it will sell a “very limited” number of Ocean models at the request of several global customers. A California-based company claims its first production car is the “greenest car in the world,” using recycled and natural materials. It is said that a full-sized solar panel on the roof offers 1,600 extra kilometers of electric mileage per year, while recycled fishing nets, t-shirts, bottles and tires are used for interior and exterior decoration to reduce the carbon footprint of the model.
It is also stated that Ocean offers “the highest five-star safety rating.” It is not clear, however, whether the model has been officially tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which conducts crash tests in the United States.
Preliminary images show that the rival Tesla Model Y stands high enough and has a modern, utilitarian style. Flared arches hint at its performance potential, while narrow headlights and chrome trim – a tribute to last year’s Fisker Emotion concept – show what the company calls “spectacular design touches that have traditionally been used in supercars in the past.”
Outstanding style details include an installed front radar instead of a grille, a large front air intake, flared wheel arches and a futuristic headlight design. There is also a removable section of the roof in the style of Targ, which, according to Fisker, offers the benefits of an convertible in the open air “without compromising on the solid and safe structural integrity of the SUV.” It is claimed that the battery provides a range of up to 480 km.
Ocean will be available as an all-wheel drive SUV with an electric motor mounted on each axis. Fisker also claims that the interior of the SUV will offer class-leading space, a large display and an intelligent user interface. It has not yet been confirmed where Ocean will be manufactured, but prototype testing will begin before the end of this year.
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