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Fisker tweeted out a photo of its new electric SUV, which according to Henrik Fisker will be priced below $40,000. The vehicle is apparently going to have over 300 miles of range and Fisker plans to start selling it in 2021.

I didn't know Fisker was planning on making an electric SUV so this caught me off guard. The front end looks great in the photo and the $40K price tag is very appealing. But lets see if Fisker can actually pull this off.

 

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It does seem to have a different look than previous Fiskers but I'm not complaining, it looks great!
 

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Fisker has announced that their electric SUV will be called the Ocean. Not sure how I feel about the name but it's a pretty cool design.

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/fiskers-electric-suv-called-ocean

Happily, the Ocean has plenty going for it. It looks interesting, for a kick-off. As you’d expect from Henrik Fisker, the mind behind the pen that drew the Aston Martin Vantage and BMW Z8. On the inside, meanwhile, this car is WOKE. It’s the Extinction Rebellion pool car.

It’s not just the leather-free vegan interior. Oh no. There are solar panels on the roof that generate ‘1,000 clean, free miles’, we’re told. Unless you live in Britain, where the cloudy skies will probably suck charge out the battery all summer long.

The carpets you tread on after climbing board the as yet unseen interior? They’re fashioned from recycled fishing nets that would otherwise be littering our oceans. You’re welcome, Nemo.

Other good ideas are to be found in the cabin trim (made from recycled t-shirts, among other things) while Fisker promises that large amounts of landfill generated by rubber manufacture (critical for seals and tyres, obviously) will be reused too. So, it’s not just the local emissions that the Ocean saves on – the whole life cycle of the car is aiming to be as green as possible.

Fisker says the Ocean will be more spacious than the rest because “the room under the hood has been optimised for housing new-age electronics and the air conditioning unit”. The, erm, bonnet is actually sealed shut for better aero and weight-saving. No front-trunk here.

The Ocean goes on sale in 2021 and will begin mass production in 2022. When we say ‘go on sale’ we mean ‘become available for lease on a smartphone app’. Because The Future. But you’ve only got to wait until 27 November this year to see the Ocean revealed. Via an online livestream. Because The Future, of course.
 

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I like how it looks but all Fisker has been to me came down to looks. Looks aren't enough.
That's very true, they've always been design first and everything else second. Though it would be nice if they actually upgrade their EV technology.
 

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Fisker announced some information today regarding their lease prices and insurance for the Ocean.

Fisker plans to lease the Ocean for $379 a month after a $2,999 down payment once the model enters production. That's not a lot of money any way you look at it, but the company hasn't named a purchase price just yet—that's coming later. But Fisker opened order books for the SUV today, asking lessees for a $250 reservation fee.

The company also plans to be flexible when it comes to lease duration, with terms ranging from just one month to several years, offering 30,000 miles a year. Yes, that means you could lease the Ocean for just one month, like a very long rental—California is very laid-back this way. (But that could be pricey with that down payment). Fisker is also bundling insurance via an app, promising lower quotes based on the Ocean's projected low service and maintenance costs. Speaking of service, Fisker plans onsite pickup and drop-off of vehicles for maintenance, requested via an app.

The Ocean will be revealed in production form on Jan. 4, 2020—this won't be a pie-in-the-sky concept—and Fisker is also expected to announce purchase pricing then. Production is expected to start in late 2021, with the first deliveries scheduled for early 2022. The electric SUV will have no shortage of competitors once it gets here, but it seems to be targeting the middle of the market when it comes to pricing and the level of luxury features.

 
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