Yes – production commences at the Magna Steyr plant in Austria of the Fisker Ocean SUV.
- Fisker plans to complete just over 42,000 examples in the first year of production but will start with just 300 units in the first quarter.
- The EV maker will focus on the launch edition and the more expensive variants of the SUV first, before turning its attention to more affordable versions.
Fisker has started production of the long-awaited Ocean SUV.
The first production example of the battery-electric Ocean rolled out of the Graz, Austria, plant where it is manufactured by Magna Steyr. The contract manufacturer and supplier that will build the Ocean for Fisker completed several dozen pre-production prototypes earlier this summer, which were sent to the US for powertrain and safety tests.
Company Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker calls the Ocean “the world’s most sustainable vehicle,” launched in record time—on time—in Magna Steyr’s carbon-neutral factory. He says the Ocean has 50 kg of recycled, biodegradable, and overall eco-conscious materials.
In all, Fisker plans to complete 42,400 Oceans in 2023, with two trims and all 5000 first-run units already sold out.
First out of the gate will be the Ocean One as a launch series. It will be followed by the Fisker Ocean Extreme, offering a dual-motor layout, 350 miles of range, California Mode, a Solar Sky roof, and a 17.1-inch infotainment screen—basically all the options—for $68,999, plus “delivery, finance, and government charges” that have not yet been specified.
Less expensive versions will follow, including the single-motor FWD Sport flavor, but like other EV startups Fisker is focusing on delivering the loaded versions first before it moves on to others.
Eventually, the Ocean is promised to carry a base price below $40,000, but it remains to be seen whether Fisker can stick to that projection after all the hikes in components and raw materials in 2022, and more to come in 2023.
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