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Reservations are finally open for the Ocean. It starts out MUCH cheaper than the R1S at around $40,000 but as its pricing crosses over into Rivian territory I think it will be interesting to see how the two compare. Is anyone considering the Ocean?

more on the Ocean:
"The electric SUV will premiere in prototype form on January 4, 2020, and should have a starting price of under $40,000. With the 80 kWh battery fully charged, it will have a range between 250 and 300 miles (402-483 km). Additionally, the full-length solar roof will further boost efficiency, with Fisker estimating that it can provide up to 1,000 free miles (1,610 km) per year.
Fisker has gone all eco on the Ocean, with its maker referring to it as the “world’s most sustainable vehicle”. Vegan leather will be on used, along with carpeting made from repurposed abandoned fishing nets that were recovered from the oceans and rubber sourced from the waste generated during tire manufacturing."
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FYI, the Ocean's debut will be happening next month at CES 2020. An official statement from the companies CEO that I quoted below confirms it. Can't wait to see the Ocean in its entirety!

“I have been eagerly waiting to show our revolutionary Fisker Ocean luxury SUV to the public, so we decided to debut the full prototype – reflecting the actual production vehicle – at CES 2020,” chief executive Henrik Fisker said in the announcement.
 

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Like other Fiskers the styling is fantastic in my opinion. But it all comes down to the actual tech inside. Hopefully Fisker doesn't skimp out on the performance specs.
 

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The Fisker Ocean has finally made its debut. You can watch the full reveal here:

I'd love to see it in all white with a white roof or at least the roof sides in white.

Monotone could be what it needs.
 

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I'd love to see it in all white with a white roof or at least the roof sides in white.

Monotone could be what it needs.
If wonder if the roof sides are black on purpose help draw the sunlight to the solar roof.
 

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If wonder if the roof sides are black on purpose help draw the sunlight to the solar roof.
Possible.
However, a lot of automakers that make vehicles with ICE powertrains do it to create a 'floating' roof design.
Maybe its to kill two birds with one stone?
 

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Possible.
However, a lot of automakers that make vehicles with ICE powertrains do it to create a 'floating' roof design.
Maybe its to kill two birds with one stone?
I'd have to imagine it was intentionally done for both reasons, otherwise it's one heck of a coincidence.
 

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Fisker will be offering an off-road package on the Ocean:

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from a Forbes report:
"Electric vehicle manufacturer Fisker announced the Force-E model this week: an “an extreme off-road” package option on the Fisker Ocean model.
The Force-E will be a 300-horsepower all wheel drive vehicle with more torque than the standard Ocean. It’ll also be lifted, with a heavy-duty suspension, and come with off-road tires and wheels. A scuff plate, roof rack with integrated lights, extra tow hooks, and the ability to plug in tools for power will add to the Force-E’s rugged off-road appeal.
Other features include a full-size spare partially hidden in a deep recess in the hood, something Fisker says can only be done on an electric platform. There’s also a large drinking water tank that you can access from outside the vehicle, and a more rugged interior designed with durable materials that will withstand the wear and tear that work or service vehicles typically have to endure.
Add it all up, and you’ve got a fairly appealing eco-friendly platform for both weekend warriors who want to do a little light backcountry exploration and companies that need work vehicles that can go off the beaten track.
Without, of course, Cybertruck’s controversial aesthetic.
According to Fisker, companies are looking for something like this. The company has received “an overwhelming number of inquiries,” apparently from companies with fleets of vehicles. Fisker’s also trying to make it appealing for search and rescue operations.
“The Force-E package was initiated to cover market segments including rescue vehicles, military personnel movements on military bases, police vehicles, municipalities and international organizations promoting a cleaner planet,” the company said in a release.
The Fisker Ocean is not yet shipping.
It is scheduled to enter manufacturing at the end of 2021, hitting volume and customer deliveries in 2022. There’s a lot to be accomplished before that, however: we’ve seen Tesla’s production challenges, and any new car company is likely to have similar issues. Fisker isn’t even announcing its manufacturing strategy until the third quarter of 2020.
Cybertruck production will likely hit its stride in 2021, but the least expensive models won’t be available until late 2022. The difference, of course, is that Tesla has already figured out how to manufacture electric vehicles in significant volume.
The Fisker Ocean and Force:E are much more traditional-looking vehicles, but they are attractive. (Yes, that’s subjective.) I’ve been a Jeep owner in the past, and I’d be one again if they came out with a well-priced and competitive electric option. But this could be a nice alternative.
The Fiskers are also affordable.
The Ocean base price is $37,499, and you can also get an attractive no fixed term lease starting at $379 per month with $2,999 down. That gets you 250-300 miles of range (400 to 500 kilometers). There’s no word on how much the Force:E will be, or how far it will be able to travel on a full battery
As many as 22,000 people have pre-ordered a Fisker, although the company’s language leaves room for confusion around exactly how many pre-orders the company has booked:
“Over 22,000 people from 116 countries have shown interest in the 2022 Fisker Ocean EV, with majority of paid reservations coming from North America,” the company said. “We continue to receive reservations daily.”
 
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