Fisker Aims to Start Production of Ocean EV November 17

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  • The Fisker Ocean 2023 is almost ready for production, with 95 prototypes built so far by assembly partner Magna Steyr in Austria.
  • Fisker aims to start building the Ocean SUV on November 17.
  • The top trim will cost nearly $70,000 and cover 350 miles at a cost, according to Fisker, while the base model will start at under $40,000 and have a range of 250 miles.

Tesla has spawned a wave of electric startups with flashy designs, bold performance claims and ambitious production dates. Most of these EVs never move beyond rendering, but the Fisker looks poised to jump into full-scale production. A revival of the brand that built the range-extender Karma sedan in the early 2010s, Fisker announced last weekend that the Ocean SUV remained on track for production in November and that the company had brought to life 95 prototypes of its electric crossover.

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The 2023 Ocean was fully revealed at the 2021 Los Angeles auto show, when Fisker promised production would begin in November 2022. The Ocean will be assembled by Magna Steyr in Austria, where 95 prototypes have already been built. Outsourced production can help Fisker avoid the “production hell” companies like Tesla and Rivian experience in their own manufacturing facilities. Fisker said the Oceans prototype is being used for testing, training for service employees, and to showcase vehicles in nine markets that the automaker will launch.

Four versions of the electric crossover will be available: Extreme, Ultra and Sport trim levels accompanying the limited edition Ocean One launch model. The One, Extreme, and Ultra all feature dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setups, with the One and Extreme capable of a claimed 350 miles and 60 mph sprint in 3.6 seconds. The Ultra can still run 340 miles on a single charge and hit 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, while the front-wheel-drive Sport battery can last 250 miles, and the 60 mph sprint should be closer to seven seconds. . These figures are still unverified claims by Fisker, with Ocean yet to receive an official rating from the EPA.

Fisker says the Ocean Extreme will start at $68,999 before destination costs, while the base Sport model will cost just $37,499, and Fisker aims to start production on November 17.

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