Fisker's electric SUV to be unveiled soon, start under $40,000

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Henrik Fisker calls his latest electric SUV the 'world’s most sustainable vehicle.' The Fisker brand in its previous iteration was once known for the Karma, a 4-door electric luxury sedan that was later sold as the Karma Revero under a new Chinese-owned company called Karma Automotive.

Fisker's latest electric SUV is set to rival the Tesla Model Y at a more affordable price point. A base price of under $40,000 will be further supplemented by an app-based leasing program with reservations going live on November 27, 2019.

"The future of mobility is about enjoying an electric vehicle without hassle, long-term commitment and the prohibitive high cost of ownership," said Fisker. "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."

The sleek-looking SUV is said to have an 80kWh battery pack that will be good for between 250 to 300 miles of range. There's also a solar roof that can add as much as 1,000 miles of free range per year. Two motors, one on each axle, will send power to all four wheels.

Given the vehicle's eco-credentials, the Ocean will reportedly be using rubber waste from the car's tire production "for several components" and also feature a vegan interior with carpets made from recycled nylon.

At the end of this month, Fisker plans to reveal the Ocean in full and begin taking reservations, while a working prototype will get a livestreamed unveiling early next year. The SUV will see small scale production beginning late 2021 with high-volume deliveries commencing in 2022.

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lipe123

TS Evangelist
" vegan interior " WTF? I guess no leather option then is what that means?
Nothing wrong with that but why call it vegan, that just puts a bad taste in my mouth.

Kinda exciting to see some movement towards EV's that don't cost $80 000 and only have 200km range.
Plus the solar roof thing is pretty neat, I don't know why teslas don't use this already to keep the car cool/hot as needed when its parked.
 

m3tavision

TS Evangelist
Perfect car for the smug, eco evangelists….

I am more interested in the Ford Mach E, at least it is an electric vehicle that based on moving people around without being smug.

 

Plutoisaplanet

TS Addict
There are already two EV SUV’s out at an affordable price point and with good range... The Kia Niro EV and Hyundai Kona EV with 240 and 260 miles of range starting at less than $40k each.
 
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IAMTHESTIG

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Looks like a decent BEV offering... too bad the front fascia looks like a grumpy cat.

It will be interesting to see how their battery pack holds up over time.
 

tkabou

TS Booster
"...long-term commitment and the prohibitive high cost of ownership." - you can make that argument to sell just about anything. Nowadays people have forgotten what ownership is about and the responsibility that comes with it - don't spend dough on sh!t you can't afford and the problem goes away. Everywhere you look now it's for rent, subscription-based, lease-based, etc. Throwaway culture.
 

m3tavision

TS Evangelist
Correct.
Pay2play ruined all the subscription based MMORPGs... only to find out it (fishing for whales) just pushed long time gamer away, while replacing the base with younger carpet baggers and instant grat children, who wanted to max level and move to next game.

Learning years later, that steady revenues was a better business model. And to these Developer's dismay, found that their long-standing revenue base wouldn't come back to a tainted f2p game..
 

toooooot

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There are already two EV SUV’s out at an affordable price point and with good range... The Kia Niro EV and Hyundai Kona EV with 240 and 260 miles of range starting at less than $40k each.
For some reason, kona ev brings to my mind kony 20xx.
I dont like this name. And I cant appreciate a car when I dislike the name.