If you’re in the market for a new EV — specifically, the Fisker Ocean electric SUV — get in line. According to the company, consumer interest in their new EV is “exceeding expectations”; so much so, that Fisker is looking to expand production.
As it stands, Ocean production is set to kick-off on November 17 at contractor Magna’s Austrian factory, with an output goal of 50,000 units per year. However, Fisker released a press release on Friday which detailed its desire to expand production in 2024, possibly with the help of a second manufacturing site in the United States.
“We are also exploring expanding operations to meet this growing demand, including considering manufacturing in the United States,” CEO Henrik Fisker said in a statement.
Fans of the brand may remember that the Fisker Ocean launch was wildly successful, with all 5,000 units claimed in just 30 days. The company also claims to have a 1,000-name wait list for that version, and a total of 58,000 reservations in the cue. Fisker also expects to have accumulated 80,000 reservations by the end of the year.
In terms of incentives, Fisker opened up money-down reservations for its Ocean Ultra and Sport models earlier this month, and a U.S.-built Ocean will likely be fully eligible for the tax credit in 2023, though 2024 and beyond remains uncertain with respect to qualifications outlined in the Inflation Reduction Act.
Even still, the base price of the Ocean Sport (US$37,499) is undeniably attractive to consumers looking to make the switch to electric at a more affordable price-point. Fisker is also offering a US$29,900 Pear urban EV, which is slated for production at the former General Motors factory in Ohio.