Electric vehicle designer and manufacturer Fisker is describing its upcoming all-electric luxury SUV as “the world’s most sustainable vehicle,” with features such as recycled materials and a full-length solar roof.
Now, the vehicle has a name: Fisker Ocean.
Fisker will unveil the vehicle on Jan. 4, 2020 during a private event that will be live streamed online.
Auto designer Henrik Fisker, who is chairman and chief executive officer of Fisker Inc., said that in designing the vehicle, he “wanted to combine maximum usability with an unprecedented driving experience.”
“For the past two years, we have been working quietly on an emotionally appealing and affordable luxury electric vehicle that will serve as a flagship for driving positive global change — from the most sustainable materials possible across the supply chain to practicality that will change the perception of what an EV can be,” Fisker said in a news release.
He continued, “The Fisker Ocean features dramatic sculpture — with a wide stance and a luxurious SUV silhouette.”
The company said those interested in leasing the vehicle can reserve it through a mobile app-based flexible lease model. Reservations open Nov. 27, and the company will reveal pricing information on that date.
It is targeted to begin production at the end of 2021, and the company projects the first high-volume deliveries to take place in 2022.
Fisker says that those who lease the vehicle at that time will experience what it describes as “better design for the future of green mobility.”
The Fisker Ocean is 4,640 mm in length, which the company says is “designed for optimal space and usability.”
The focus on design efficiency includes a fixed hood that the company says “avoids costly sealing and latches” and saves weight.
The company said the room under the hood helps house new-age electronics and the air conditioning unit. That, according to Fisker, results in more interior space.
Fisker also emphasized that it is skipping the standard automotive process of making a show car. Instead, the company says it will reveal a fully running production-intent prototype, and it will sit on the actual, completely engineered platform on Jan. 4.
In producing what it describes as “the world’s most sustainable vehicle — from the inside-out,” Fisker said customers will have the opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable future. Additional Fisker Ocean features include:
— Fully recycled carpeting made from regenerated nylon. That is made from abandoned fishing net waste pulled from the oceans and aquaculture.
— Vegan interior consists of 100% polycarbonate polyurethane surfaces and 100% reinforced rayon backing.
— Repurposing rubber waste: The discarded rubber waste is generated during tire manufacturing rather than being dumped in landfills.
— All-electric SUV range: The all-electric SUV will come standard with an extended range. The target is approximately 250 to 300 miles, depending on driving conditions. That range is enabled by an approximately 80 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
““The interior is spacious and extremely modern, bringing a luxury feel and timelessness that has never been seen in a vehicle before,” Fisker said.
He continued, “The future of mobility is about enjoying an electric vehicle without hassle, long-term commitment and the prohibitive high cost of ownership. Driving the Fisker Ocean will be easy: through a flexible lease via a mobile app. And we take care of all the service and maintenance. Simply put, we’re introducing the future of hassle-free, fun and easy e-mobility.”