It seems like everyone in the investment community is talking about EV (electric vehicles) stocks and only the big ones in Tesla, Rivian, and Lucid. One EV company that has been flying under the radar – that is, until it had big news at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show is Fisker Inc. Fisker, founded and led by legendary automotive designer Henrik Fisker, manufactured the new Fisker Electric Car production version of their Ocean EV SUV. It aims to range in excess of 350 miles from a four-wheel-drive twin-engine configuration producing 540 horsepower. While these are notable numbers, there are other EVs in this price range that can compete with those numbers, the real twist here is the base Ocean, called the Ocean Sport, which uses a shorter-range battery and front-wheel drive just that above all state and local incentives will start at $ 37,499.
Fisker Electric Car
The Fisker Ocean 2022 is the upcoming small electric SUV from famous automobile designer Henrik Fisker. Fisker is known for its sensational sports car creations, including the BMW Z8, the Aston Martin DB9, and its own short-lived hybrid luxury sedan, the Fisker Karma.
The Fisker Electric Car Ocean is the first of its mass-market vehicles, with a promised starting price of $ 37,499, but for the base Ocean Sport, which Fisker says will not be available until after the vehicle debuts in late 2022 or Early 2023. Instead, Fisker will launch the Ocean One, which costs $68,999.
While most electric cars at this price point tend to be hatchbacks rather than crossovers, the Ocean’s dimensions suggest a true SUV profile. It’s roughly the same size as a Tesla Model Y, albeit a bit wider and lower. Combined with an estimated 25 cubic feet of storage space behind the back seat, the Ocean looks like a fairly typical small SUV from a size perspective.
- 17.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the combined digital driver display
- Automatic support for Android Auto and AppleCarplay
- Fisker Connected Car Services
- Two-zone automatic air conditioning
- Air conditioning
- cordless Charger for phone
- Multi-charging system
- Two-function steering wheel
- Two-function steering wheel Full-color main screen
- Voice control system
- Fisker smartphone app to check battery status
- Air conditioning remote control
- Integrated 4G / 5G connectivity
2022 Ocean Power and Engine Specifications
The specs for the engine and battery capacity have yet to be set, and Fisker says details will be available at a later date, but we know there will be three different performance and range ratings that will vary depending on the equipment.
According to Fisker, the base Sport model will have 275 horsepower, a range of 250 miles when fully loaded, and a 060 mph time of 6.9 seconds. A single-engine front-wheel drive will be standard.
The Ultra will have twin engines and four-wheel drive to develop 540 horsepower. Fisker says the Ultra will have an estimated range of 340 miles. Extreme model) will use the same twin AWD setup but make 550 horsepower and have a range of 350 miles or more.
On the battery side, the Ocean package will have more than 80 kWh capacity. While you can always charge at home, the Ocean is also equipped with a DC quick charge plug to fill the backpack on road trips.
Fisker partners with Electrify America to simplify payments for Fisker vehicles at EA charging stations. The company says Ocean can accept the 150kW full charge rate that many EA stations offer. Fisker also says that every Ocean comes with a free mileage package on the Electrify America network, but no packages have been announced yet.
Fisker Electric Car Specs
|Trim Level||Ocean Sport||Ocean Ultra||Ocean Extreme/One|
|Range||250 miles||340 miles||350+ miles|
|0-60 mph time||6.9 sec||3.9 seconds||3.6 seconds|
|Peak Horsepower||275 HP||540 HP||550 HP|
|Drive Modes||Earth and Fun||Earth, Fun, Hyper||Earth, Fun, Hyper, Off-Road|
|Additional Solar Range||N/A||N/A||1,500 mi/year (typical sunny conditions)
2,000 mi/year (ideal conditions)
Fisker Electric Car Interiors
Our first glimpses into the interior of the ocean show a modern high-tech cabin. At the front and center is a portrait-oriented 17.1-inch touchscreen that is flanked by a 9.8-inch screen that doubles as an instrument panel.
In contrast to the cockpit of the Tesla Model Y – which can be minimalist to the utmost: The touchscreen of the Ocean has a number of buttons underneath to access higher-level interface functions. The steering wheel also has a traditional set of controls to interact with the many systems.
Knowing that some electric vehicle buyers prefer environmentally friendly materials, Fisker says the ocean cabin does not use any animal products. Various surfaces are made from renewable sources, including carpets made from recycled fishing nets and upholstery made from polyester fibers and recycled materials.
A sunroof is also available, which gives a few kilometers more range every day. The so-called California fashion is also very good. Open all ocean windows with the push of a button, including lowering the tailgate glass.
- Multiple airbags
- Driving modes (standard, sport, and eco).
- Driver assistance and safety systems
- Safe Exit Assist
- Highway Assist
- Blind Spot Monitor
- Surround View Monitor
- Intelligent parking assistance system
Fisker Ocean Technology
The first prototype models go through a lot of changes in the production process and it appears that some of the best Fisker Electric Car models have missed the mark.
When we saw the prototype of the Ocean for the first time, we were skeptical about the promised windshield, which is integrated directly into the windshield.
It was a fancy concept, but it’s a lot more complex than current HUDs (which are projected onto the screen), not to mention it’s likely a lot more expensive to replace. In fact, it wasn’t in the prototype model that we saw in person. Also, none of the indoor displays were available for use or testing, so we’ll have to wait and see how they work in due course.
We expect at least aids such as adaptive traffic control and other systems that can prevent you from unintentionally deviating from your lane or warn you of an impending head-on collision. Other aids are a 360-degree parking camera, Forward Collision Mitigation (a system that brakes when a collision is imminent), and an automatic parking system are on the program.
Fisker Electric Car early spec sheets describe many driving aids that may be available, but with Ocean’s launch date so far away, things can change significantly over time.