We just received the latest words from Fisker, Inc. on its mass-market electric SUV, Fisker Ocean. The EV, which is open for reservation since late last month, will be making its public debut at next month’s CES.
Instead of producing a show car, Fisker, Inc. will be bringing a complete production intent prototype “sitting on a full-engineered platform” to the show. In simple terms, the prototype is a production-ready vehicle.
In addition, the EV maker also revealed a partnership with Electrify America. Under this partnership, Fisker’s customers will have access to Electrify America’s open DC Fast Charging network and gaining more than 200 miles (322 kilometers) of range from just 30 minutes of charging.
In this latest announcement, Fisker also revealed a new image of the Fisker Ocean (top featured image) pulled up to an Electrify America charging station. As you can see, the image pretty much leaves little to imagination.
Along with the new photo, we learn that the high mounted side indicators also double as charge indicators. When it turns green, it signals that charging is complete as in the case of the vehicle in the featured image.
Here are more information of the Fisker Ocean:
Full-length solar roof:
• Supporting the car’s electric power source, boosting fuel efficiency and lowering carbon dioxide emissions. Result: 1000 free, clean miles per year.
• As the technology evolves, Fisker will feature integrated hardware solutions for better energy yields and more free, clean miles per year.
Fully recycled carpeting:
• Made from regenerated nylon, which is made from abandoned fishing net waste – pulled from the oceans and aquaculture.
• 100% Polycarbonate Polyurethane surfaces and 100% reinforced Rayon backing.
• Meets stringent chemical emission limits for various VOCs (such as Formaldehyde).
Eco-suede: interior textures and patterns – Dinamica:
• Derived from polyester fibers (T-shirts, fibers) and recycled bottles, plastic, etc.
• Recycling polyester means reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by 80% compared to the traditional petrol-based polyester production process.
• Eco-sustainability, as well as the lowest levels of polluting emissions and energy consumption, are guaranteed throughout the whole production cycle.
Re-purposing rubber waste:
• Fisker will utilize discarded rubber waste generated during tire manufacturing that will no longer be dumped in landfills.
• Recycling saves impressive amounts of energy, which ultimately reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Spec-sheet details are still sketchy, though, except for that it packs a 80 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and it will come standard with an extended range of around 250-300 miles (402-480+ kilometers).
Also, there is a patent-pending “California Mode” which allows passengers to “experience the sun, fresh air and an open feeling without being a convertible.” Honestly, I have no idea what it is trying to say.
If you are a reservation holder, you will be offered an exclusive first look at this so-called “California Mode.” A video will be revealed soon through the Fisker Flexee mobile app next week to give a sneak of “Fisker Ocean brand experience” which presumably will touch on the “Cali Mode”.
Fisker planned to start production of the Ocean at the end of 2021, with the first high-volume deliveries projected for 2022.
All images courtesy of Fisker, Inc..