Fisker Inc. final week revealed that it had delivered its first Ocean electrical SUV to a buyer—almost six months after contract producer Magna began manufacturing of the mannequin in Austria.
The primary supply, of an Ocean One launch version, was attended personally by chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker, to a buyer in Denmark, Fisker stated. That handover happened at a Fisker facility in Copenhagen. Then on Monday Fisker confirmed the primary German “automobile registration” on the opening of its Munich amenities.
Henrik Fisker with first Ocean supply in Copenhagen
Fisker has stated that the delay has been because of the automobile homologation course of, with full U.S. certification but to come back, though a latest Bloomberg report alleges that the EV startup is dealing with a sequence of software-related setbacks. Fisker developed the Ocean in an accelerated two-year timeframe.
All Ocean One launch version variations and high Excessive-spec variations begin at $68,999, speed up to 60 mph in a claimed 3.6 seconds, provide an modern rotating infotainment display, and ship a claimed 440 miles of WLTP vary, which Fisker says is the best driving vary of any battery-electric SUV ever supplied in Europe.
That’s from a 113-kwh battery pack—40% extra battery capability than a Tesla Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary—so the Ocean doesn’t but stake out any excessive claims for EV effectivity.
Fisker did make a doubtlessly game-changing announcement for the phase with plans to make use of swappable batteries from U.S. startup Ample in 2024. That partnership will goal fleet use, no less than initially, however it might give Fisker an entry right into a market that almost all EV makers, aside from China’s Nio, haven’t managed to see work at scale.
The corporate has requested for $5,000 per automobile to agency up pre-orders, and Henrik Fisker has famous that many shoppers did this with out ever seeing an Ocean in particular person, not to mention taking a take a look at drive.
Fisker has additionally mentioned a Versatile Lease program for the Ocean—of simply $379 a month plus a $2,999 activation charge, with no penalty. Fisker hasn’t clarified if it intends to faucet into the U.S. Industrial Car Credit score to subsidize its EV leases.