The All-Electric Fisker Ocean SUV: The Complete Guide

Fisker Ocean Electric SUV
Price: £59,900
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: SUV
Battery size: N/A
Electric range (WLTP): 390 miles
Tailpipe emissions: 0g

Overview


Fisker Inc. is an early stage sustainability focussed electric vehicle (EV) company based in California. The company was co-founded in 2016 by Henrik Fisker. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: FSR) and is currently promoting its first electric vehicle, the all-electric Fisker Ocean SUV.

The company is unique, in that, its business model is based on outsourcing manufacturing. Fisker has secured an agreement with Magna Steyr, an international auto supplier that also manufactures vehicles. Fisker has also signed an agreement with Foxconn, to co-develop an electric vehicle.

Though Henrik Fisker is not as well known as Elon Musk, the co-founder of Tesla Inc., Henrik Fisker has also been an influential figure in the global automotive sector, with a strong track record as a car designer. His first EV company, Fisker Automotive (launched in 2007), had launched the Fisker Karma electric vehicle, one of the first production plug-in luxury hybrids. Despite having sold more than 2,500 EVs, Fisker Automotive suspended trading in 2012. The business was purchased by a Chinese company, however, Henrik retained the Fisker trademarks.

In July 2020, Fisker Inc. announced an IPO on the NYSE via a merger with Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp, backed by the private equity firm Apollo Global Management. In October 2020, the company completed its reverse merger. The company currently has a market capitalisation of over USD$ 5 billion.

The EV manufacturer claims that is first electric SUV, is the ‘world’s most sustainable vehicle’ and the ‘world’s greenest car’.



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The All-Electric Fisker Ocean SUV


In March 2019, Fisker announced its intention to launch a pure electric SUV, which was later named the Fisker Ocean. The Fisker Ocean concept vehicle was launched at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The ‘production-intent’ version of the new Fisker electric SUV was launched in November 2021 at the Los Angeles Motor Show.

The Fisker Ocean (launch edition) can be reserved in the UK for US$ 250. Deliveries are expected in 2023. The company has so far received just under 20,000 global reservations for the Fisker Ocean. The EV will be available in four variants, to include the Fisker Ocean One (launch edition), Fisker Ocean Extreme, Fisker Ocean Ultra, Fisker Ocean Sport. However, not all variants will be available in the UK in 2023. The Fisker Ocean One will be limited to 5,000 units globally. The EV will be manufactured in Graz, Austria.

The pure electric Fisker Ocean has an estimated WLTP range between 270 miles to 390 miles. Except for the Sport variant, all other variants are all-wheel drive (AWD). The Sport is front-wheel drive (FWD). The Fisker EV has a full-length SolarSky roof as standard, which combines as a sunroof and also a solar energy generator to further enhance the zero-emission range of the electric vehicle. The SolarSky is expected to produce between 1,500 to 2,000 additional zero-emission miles per year.

‘Sustainability’, the core brand theme is encapsulated in the choice of materials used for the pure electric SUV. The EV is designed to be the most ‘sustainable SUV on earth’ including a vegan interior, recycled plastics bottles, repurposed rubber waste, worn-out t-shirts and abandoned fishing nets!

The EV is also equipped with Vehicle-To-Grid technology (V2G) with a bidirectional on-board charger, capable of powering your home in an emergency. The company claims its ‘PowerHouse’ capability can power a home for up to 7 days! Other interesting features include the touchscreen (17.1-inch) ability to revolve, automatic parking assist system, California Mode (streaming fresh air), Fisker HyperSound and Limo Mode.

The Fisker Ocean will be available as an outright purchase and also as a subscription option. The EV is positioned to compete against electric vehicles, like the all-electric Tesla Model Y.

PROS CONS
Good zero-emission range (up to 390 miles)Limited track record (first vehicle under production)
Attractive exterior styling to include solar enabled panoramic sunroofCheaper pure electric SUV alternatives available from established automotive manufactures
Sustainably sourced materials for the interiorDoes not qualify for the UK PiCG grant

The All-Electric Fisker Ocean SUV (credit: Fisker Inc.)


At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes (reservation USD$ 250)

£ Variants (4 Options)
Fisker Ocean One (Launch Edition) (from £59,900)
Fisker Ocean Extreme(from £59,900)
Fisker Ocean Ultra(from £48,900)
Fisker Ocean Sport(from £34,900)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC)/ Lithium Iron
Phosphate (LFP)
EV Battery Capacity:N/A
Charging:N/A
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:N/A

£ Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 16.7 kWh£2.40
Battery net capacity : 30.0 kWh£4.32
Battery net capacity : 39.2 kWh£5.64
Battery net capacity : 45.0 kWh£6.48
Battery net capacity : 50.0 kWh£7.20
Battery net capacity : 64.0 kWh£9.22
Battery net capacity : 71.0 kWh£10.22
Battery net capacity : 77.0 kWh£11.09
Battery net capacity : 90.0 kWh£12.96
Battery net capacity : 100.0 kWh£14.40
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in the UK varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for the UK is 14.40 p/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Dimensions
Height (mm):1628
Width (mm):1994
Length (mm):4775
Wheelbase (mm):2921
Turning Circle (m):N/A
Cargo Volume:N/A

Fisker Ocean One
EV Battery Capacity:N/A
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):390 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):N/A
Charging:N/A
Top Speed:N/A
0-60 mph:3.6 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Max Power (HP):540
Torque (Nm):N/A
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Weight (kg):N/A
Colours:14
NCAP Safety Rating:N/A

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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