Fisker, the upstart EV company formed by car designer Henrik Fisker, has begun its first US deliveries of its Ocean SUV in its home base of California.
“We have been waiting for this moment ever since we started the development of the Fisker Ocean in October 2020,” Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker says. “We’re grateful our customers have been patient with us as we dealt with a longer-than-expected certification period earlier this year, and we’re happy their patience is now starting to be rewarded.”
The company will deliver 22 EVs to customers at its facility in Los Angeles today; the vehicles were shipped from the production facility in Austria on what the company says is an ‘expedited basis’. More deliveries will continue throughout the summer.
The Fisker Ocean One is the launch edition of the Ocean Extreme (US$68,999), and is said to boast up to 360 miles (580 km) of range with a 113 kWh battery pack (106 kWh usable), which the company says is the longest range of any EV SUV in its class. The Ocean also boasts sustainable and innovative features, such as recycled carpeting and interior materials, a solar roof and a rotating 17.1-inch infotainment touchscreen.
Henrik Fisker – who has designed cars for BMW and Aston Martin – has also teased in the past year the company’s next offerings: the Pear urban SUV, and Project Ronin, a high-performance four-door sedan.
Deliveries of the Fisker Ocean have already started in Europe, but there is no word of when we’ll see them on Canadian roads as of yet.