Lengthy-Awaited Fisker Ocean Hits The Highway: US Deliveries Start

A couple of Fisker reservation holders lastly bought behind the wheel of their Ocean electrical SUV after a protracted ready interval. The California-based model delivered 22 items of the Ocean One launch version to clients at an organization facility in Los Angeles.

Fisker shipped the items from Graz, Austria, the place it’s constructed at Magna Steyr’s manufacturing facility. Extra Fisker Ocean US deliveries will proceed via the summer time as the corporate makes an attempt to satisfy an enormous order backlog of roughly 65,000 items as of February 2023. The model made its first European buyer supply in Denmark final month.

Fisker has reduce its manufacturing forecast for 2023 from over 42,000 items to between 32,000-36,000 items, it acknowledged throughout its Q1 2023 outcomes name. Though CEO Henrik Fisker stated he anticipated manufacturing to extend to 1400-1700 automobiles for Q2 and presumably 6000 items per 30 days for the remainder of 2023.

Right here’s what Fisker stated about beginning US deliveries:

We’re grateful our clients have been affected person with us as we handled a longer-than-expected certification interval earlier this yr, and we’re completely happy their persistence is now beginning to be rewarded.

The big order backlog signifies clients’ curiosity within the electrical SUV, which presents spectacular on-paper efficiency, and a few distinctive and quirky options.

The Ocean One launch version comes with 106 kilowatt-hours of usable battery capability, which permits an EPA vary of 360 miles, with commonplace 20-inch wheels. Fisker claims that is the best vary of any electrical SUV in its class. The Tesla Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary has an EPA vary of 330 miles, whereas the Hyundai Ioniq 5 has as much as 303 miles of EPA vary.

In Europe, on the extra lenient WLTP take a look at cycle, the Ocean has a spread of 440 miles. That stated, the Ocean is all-wheel-drive because of twin motors, which may present 550 peak horsepower (with increase mode) and a 0-60 miles per hour time of simply 3.6 seconds. The launch version prices $69,000 within the US, whereas the bottom Sport model begins at $37,500.

The electrical SUV additionally comes with a revolving 17.1-inch touchscreen, which may change between portrait and panorama and orientations, a photo voltaic roof, and a retractable rear lift-gate window. Hopefully, future proprietor opinions will assist us perceive how these options work in the true world. What do you consider the Fisker Ocean? Go away your ideas within the feedback.