Fisker Ocean will be built in European plantAugust 11, 2020
With an electric SUV, Ocean Fisker plans to become a global player. This is why the company wants to manufacture its future EVs globally, and Austria will likely be the first European production.
Ocean, which debuted earlier this year, Fisker wants to build in its home country in the US, China and Europe. In these markets, the brand hopes to achieve significant sales volumes, and local production can provide an important advantage in this regard.
The American brand has already announced that it has finally found a place in Europe. Extensive negotiations are under way between Fisker and Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria, and a memorandum of understanding has already been signed, according to Reuters. Upon completion of the deal, Magna will take over Ocean production from 2022. Currently, the company, with many years of experience in the automotive industry, is responsible for the production of the Jaguar i-Pace, BMW 5-Series, and since 1979, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been assembled here.
With Ocean, Fisker hopes to make “Tesla Model Y’s life miserable.” The SUV is equipped with an 80 kWh battery, which allows the electric vehicle to travel nearly 500 km on a single charge. Naturally, Ocean has good sporting results behind its shoulders: the top version should accelerate from standstill to 96 km / h in 2.9 seconds. Ocean comes with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
In terms of appearance, Ocean Fisker has taken a different path than its alleged direct competitor, although in the interior it resembles Tesla. However, the biggest difference is the price: Fisker is betting on a cost that is several thousand euros lower than the Model Y. In the US, Ocean costs from 37,500 euros, which is about 2,500 euros is cheaper than Model Y.
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