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      11-01-2019 12:29 PM #1
      Fisker's affordable all-electric SUV is called 'Ocean'

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      Fisker's affordable all-electric SUV is called 'Ocean'
      The sub-$40,000 vehicle will debut on January 4th, 2020.


      Earlier this year, Fisker revealed that it's planning to release a relatively affordable electric SUV in 2021. Now, the automaker has revealed that the vehicle will be called the "Fisker Ocean." Fisker will forego building a showcar and will debut what it says is "a fully running production intent prototype sitting on the actual, completely engineered platform" on January 4th, 2020. It will be private event, but the company promises to put a livestream up that everyone can watch.

      The Ocean will have a full-length solar roof to help boost the vehicle's range, and Fisker believes it will provide up to 1,000 extra clean miles a year. It will also use carpeting made from abandoned fishing net waste pulled from oceans, as well as vegan materials for the interior.



      Before the vehicle itself debuts, Fisker will launch its mobile app first. You can use the app, which will be available on November 27th, to lease the vehicle with no long-term contracts. Fisker will take early reservations and reveal more details about the vehicle, including its pricing, on the same day. It previously said that the SUV will cost less than $40,000, though, making it one the relatively affordable electric vehicles you can buy. The company also said that Ocean's target range is approximately 250 to 300 miles and that it may come with an 80 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

      The vehicle is scheduled to go into production by the end of 2021, with the first high-volume deliveries slated to happen sometime in 2022.



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      11-01-2019 01:04 PM #2
      A SUV with Chinese eyes... front and back
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      11-01-2019 04:39 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Avus View Post
      A SUV with Chinese eyes... front and back
      You may not know that the skinny lights are a Henrik Fisker design standard. Look at the rear of his past creations, Z8, Latigo, Karma.






    5. 11-01-2019 05:15 PM #4
      It looks... kind of ok?

      Very RangeRover-ey. Kind of superboring actually.

      Nothing superexotic like Karma at all.

      Karma was amazing.

      But this is a cheap one, so I guess it's ok...

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      11-01-2019 06:31 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      It looks... kind of ok?

      Very RangeRover-ey. Kind of superboring actually.

      Nothing superexotic like Karma at all.

      Karma was amazing.

      But this is a cheap one, so I guess it's ok...
      What if you could lease it for like $400 a month? Service included. With 300 miles of range? Built on a Toyota or VW platform? Would you?
      Last edited by Dave_Car_Guy; 12-04-2019 at 12:50 AM.

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      11-01-2019 08:10 PM #6
      Almost sounds too good to be true (price, etc). If you’re trying to break back into the car business though, this is how you do it!

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      11-01-2019 09:33 PM #7
      The Ocean will be a Titanic success.
      Epstein is alive.

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      11-01-2019 10:14 PM #8
      $400 would be a Tesla Y killing payment price.

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      11-01-2019 10:46 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      The Ocean will be a Titanic success.
      Lot, garage... wherever you charge
      I believe that this car will go on

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      11-01-2019 10:50 PM #10
      Not too bad.
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      11-01-2019 10:55 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by cityjohn View Post
      Lot, garage... wherever you charge
      I believe that this car will go on
      Provided you don't let those Oceans take on too much water while sitting in port.


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      11-01-2019 11:01 PM #12
      This is further evidence that electric vehicles are such a disruption to the traditional car business that anyone with a name can make ripples.

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      11-02-2019 11:04 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by StressStrain View Post
      This is further evidence that electric vehicles are such a disruption to the traditional car business that anyone with a name can make ripples.
      I think you are failing to give credit that Henrik Fisker is more than “anyone with a name”. Even though the Karma ended up being sold off, he brought a car from idea to market in a few years. Other than Tesla, nobody else has really done that. If the original Fisker Automotive had as much capital as Tesla, the first effort may likely still be around. Instead, it still exists, just owned by the Wanxiang group as Karma Automotive. That car exists, is produced in the US, and is well regarded in its latest iteration. So while I agree the EV market is nascent and open, I think you don’t give Henrik enough credit for what he accomplished the first time around.

      My Karma, #007 ever built, still runs great and turns heads, even almost 8 years after I took delivery in December 2011. It came out before Tesla, but would have been better off waiting a year or two longer.

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      11-03-2019 02:10 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      What if you could lease it for like $400 a month? Service included. With 300 miles of range? Built on a Toyota or VW platform? Would you?
      If thats the goal, I wouldn’t mind taking the plunge.

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      11-03-2019 10:39 AM #17
      A Fisker sub-40? ... almost impossible unless made in Asia.

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      11-03-2019 11:45 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by BlakeV View Post
      A Fisker sub-40? ... almost impossible unless made in Asia.
      Not sure where or with whom, but they hinted in this press release “a fully running production intent prototype sitting on the actual, completely engineered platform" on January 4, 2020.

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      12-03-2019 10:34 PM #19
      I placed my deposit on a Fisker Ocean, using the new Fisker App. $250 to hold a place in line. Yes, it’s not until 2022, but that’s just around the corner, car-wise.

      Fisker is seeking to be something different this time: a”mobility” provider. They are targeting a $379/mo “subscription”, with $2999 down and 30,000 miles a year! Free maintenance and you can turn the car in at any time to cancel the subscription. It’s a wildly different model which should appeal to people who really don’t want to own the car. The App will be the central platform for drivers, offering everything from insurance to delivery and maintenance. IMO, it’s a first step toward an app that could be used for other things like driverless ride sharing, etc.

      https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300965984.html




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      12-03-2019 10:48 PM #20
      Interesting. That fits my needs almost ideally. Has me thinking hard...

      Also, vegan this vegan that
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      12-04-2019 12:44 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Interesting. That fits my needs almost ideally. Has me thinking hard...

      Also, vegan this vegan that
      Vegan is what the kids want these days... everything sustainable! No steak in your EV!

      Funny addendum: I head from the company after my deposit/reservation. According to their Artificial Intelligence marketing system, the system listed me as a "chronic car enthusiast"

      Chronic! My wife might agree.

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      12-04-2019 12:56 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Ark6 View Post
      If thats the goal, I wouldn’t mind taking the plunge.
      Well, be ready to plunge! Now ya know the first part (pricing, range)... and "the car will be revealed in production form on January 4, 2020", so then we will hear more about the second part (the running gear part).

      https://autoweek.com/article/green-c...-monthly-lease

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      12-04-2019 08:26 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Avus View Post
      A SUV with Chinese eyes... front and back


      Does it have an American ass?

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      12-04-2019 08:34 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Interesting. That fits my needs almost ideally. Has me thinking hard...

      Also, vegan this vegan that
      I think the word "vegan" only appears once, in the entire press release.
      Is that worth a facepalm emoji?

      What's wrong with the use of the word "vegan" anyway?
      It's use implies that the seats, steering wheel wrap, dashboard, carpet and upholstery aren't derived from animal skins or hair.
      A significant portion of eco-conscious customers (and eaters) avoid animal-based products.
      I suppose Fisker could have said "Animal-Free" interiors, but vegan implies the same thing and is one short word.

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      12-04-2019 10:03 AM #25
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      Is that worth a facepalm emoji?

      What's wrong with the use of the word "vegan" anyway?
      [/QUOTE]

      Because people (companies) are using a dietary lifestyle to market a steering wheel


      “My seat is made from fast food materials.”


      It’s ridiculous.


      Just sat materials created from sustainable materials. Don’t try to get points by using the overtly over the top Vegan community.


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