Fiskar to reveal new Ocean all-electric SUV in January
The pictures have been out there for some time. Now, it's time for Fishker to make good on its promises. The company will unveil the 2022 Fisker Ocean at CES in January.
Priced from around $40,000, the SUV features an all-electric powertrain, in a final prototype format.
"The world will get to see the fully engineered vehicle, which rides on a production-ready platform – signaling our intent to get it to market efficiently," said Henrik Fisker, CEO, Fisker Inc.
Fisker will sell the SUV direct to consumers via a mobile presence. Photo courtesy of Henrik Fisker, Twitter
The company is calling it one of the most ecologically conscious vehicles ever produced. Fisker Inc. is touting the vehicle's use of recycled materials, such as fishing nets, in the SUV's cabin, which also sports vegan components made of 100 percent polycarbonate polyurethane, recycled t-shirts . A Dinamica "eco-suede" is made of recycled polyester and other consumer plastics, features inside the cabin as well as rubber recovered from tire recycling efforts.
The company will also offer a large head up display for drivers.
Fisker is saying that the SUV will have a 275-300-mile range that can be enhanced with an available range extender. That range comes from a 80 kWh battery pack that is paired with a solar roof in its top trim level, a feature that the company claims could provide 1,000 additional miles of charge over the course of a year.
The SUV will be available in four-wheel drive with one front and one rear electric motor.
There will be a "small, center high-mounted radar" that resides behind glass and a parametric pattern takes the place of a the traditional grille, allowing on-demand airflow.
The touch of a button will allow for an open-air experience. Fisker will offer available 22-inch wheels.
It is slated to have a starting price below $40,000, putting it in direct competition with the Tesla Model Y and Kia Niro EV. It is expected that Fisker will officially launch the car in the second half of 2021.
No dealerships are in the works. Fisker intends to sell its vehicle via a direct-to-consumer e-mobility platform. The company will offer a nationwide concierge service model to address repairs and customer service concerns.
Fisker intends to produce the vehicle in the U.S.