Fisker Ocean starts production in Austria

During its official presentation at the end of 2021, Fisker indicated that production of the Ocean would begin in November 2022. And breaking a tradition of delays within startups, today, November 17, the official production of the Fisker Ocean has begun.

It is undoubtedly a good way to start the journey of a brand that wants to position itself within a competitive market with a competitive product from abroad, with a very attractive design, but also with good features and reasonable prices.

This vehicle will fit into one of the most important categories on the market, that of family or medium-size SUVs (segment D), which also includes the Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-e…etc, which means that it will reach a market where the competition will be brutal.

Aesthetically,  the Fisker Ocean is a modern and distinctive product. Although some of its features (optics, floating roof, etc.) are somewhat reminiscent of the Range Rover Evoque, the truth is that it is a rather striking vehicle whose athletic lines contrast with the bulbous shapes of its Tesla competitor, with a stockier.

The range available for Europe is divided into four trim levels: Ocean Sport, Ocean Ultra, and Ocean Extreme, and a fourth called Ocean One, which is a special launch edition.

Except for the access version, Sport, which is rear-wheel drive, the other two are all-wheel drive. The Ocean Sport will be rear-wheel drive and will have LFP (lithium-ferrophosphate) batteries with which it will homologate about  440 km WLTPIts 205 kW (279 CV) powertrain will allow it to reach 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds, and its price will be 41,900 euros.

Fisker Ocean

The Ocean Ultra and Ocean Extreme will have an all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring and 100 kWh NCM (nickel, cobalt, manganese) batteries.

In the case of the Ultra, it has a 402 kW (539 CV) propulsion system with which it can accelerate to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and achieves a range of 610 kilometers. All with a price of 57,500 euros. The Extreme increases its power to 410 kW (550 CV) and accelerates to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds, with a range of 630 km WLTP, reaching its price at 69,950 euros.

Fisker Ocean vs. its rivals

ModelMotorDrumsWLTP rangePrice
Fisker Ocean Sport205 kW75 kWh440 km41,900 euros
Fisker Ocean Ultra402 kW100 kWh610 km57,500 euros
Fisker Ocean Extreme410 kW100 kWh630 km69,950 euros
Tesla Model Y Standard255 kW57.5 kWh455 km50,970 euros
Tesla Model Y Long Range378 kW75 kWh533 km68,320 euros
Ford Mustang Mach-e Standard198 kW70 kWh440 km64,687 euros
Ford Mustang Mach-e Long Range RWD216 kW91 kWh600 km72,658 euros
Skoda Enyaq Sportline IV150 kW77 kWh552 km61,100 euros
Mercedes EQB 300 4MATIC168 kW66.5 kWh423 km59,236 euros

As we can see in the file, Ocean does not seem to have a rival in its segment regarding price, and benefits. The Ultra variant is positioned as the most interesting option among the long-range options, with the highest power, the highest capacity battery, and the best range, all with a price that is placed 10,800 euros below the Tesla Model Y Long Range. One of the main references in the segment.

The equipment remains to be analyzed, but everything indicates that except for surprises, or production does not go along, the Fisker Ocean will be a major player in the coming months when it begins to reach its first customers.

Fisker Ocean interior

A model manufactured at the Magna plant in Austria, which will undoubtedly give a lot to talk about, and which has received a great reception in the form of reservations, which has led Fisker to seek to expand production beyond the 50,000 units agreed for 2024. 

Henrik Fisker himself, founder and president of the brand, estimates that Magna could triple the annual production of the Ocean to 150,000 units. Currently, the brand accumulates more than 58,000 reservations (in addition, the special One launch edition, limited to 500 units, is completely sold out and has its waiting list of 1,000 interested parties in case any reservists back out), which shows a high degree of interest.

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