Fisker has introduced extra particulars about its worldwide enlargement plans, extra particularly about getting into the Indian market.
The EV startup stated it expects to start out deliveries of its Fisker Ocean electrical SUV in India within the fourth quarter of 2023 because the homologation course of for the world’s third-largest automotive market needs to be accomplished by September.
The corporate plans to launch in India with a limited-run mannequin referred to as Fisker Ocean Excessive Vigyan Version, which is known as after the agency’s India subsidiary, Fisker Vigyan India Personal Restricted. Fisker established an workplace in Hyderabad in 2022.
Solely 100 examples of the limited-edition sequence might be made, and pricing in India will align with European pricing. The Fisker Ocean Excessive is priced at 69,950 euros ($78,560) within the German market, however the India-bound Ocean Excessive Vigyan Version will add import taxes and logistics to that value.
“India gives thrilling alternatives for us. Following the profitable begin of deliveries in Europe and the US, we’re thrilled that we will convey the Fisker Ocean Excessive, with its class-leading vary and distinctive options, to a brand new market the place we plan to develop our model quickly over the approaching years.”
Fisker Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker
Fisker didn’t say how the Vigyan Version will differ from the Ocean Excessive mannequin on which it will likely be primarily based, so it is exhausting to say if it should have market-specific options. The photograph accompanying the press launch reveals the common Fisker Ocean Excessive. The EV startup didn’t say if it plans to promote different Ocean trim ranges in India both.
The Ocean Excessive is the longest-range trim degree of Fisker’s debut mannequin, boasting an EPA-estimated ranking of 360 miles (579 kilometers) on normal 20-inch wheels and tires. It is also the longest vary of any new electrical SUV in its class, which Fisker defines as “mid-size SUVs with an MSRP beneath $200,000.”
In Europe, the Fisker Ocean Excessive has a WLTP vary of 440 miles (707 kilometers) on normal 20-inch rims and tires, making it the longest vary electrical SUV offered in Europe right this moment.