For an automotive manufacturer to claim its new all-electric SUV as the world’s most sustainable vehicle, it has to be more than just any other electric vehicle (EV). In the automotive industry, sustainability is mainly manifested by electric power to propel the vehicle. It is the ultimate drive to promote a greener environment. But how else can a vehicle be more sustainable, other than utilizing electric power?
Fisker Inc has looked inwards to find the answer to that question.
“The human concept of freedom has evolved with instant access to everything through our smartphones. Fisker is the world’s first all-digital car company. We are producing EVs with an increased sense of sustainability while creating an immersive experience built around our mobile platform,” said Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker Inc.
With that in mind—and much more—Fisker Inc has developed the Fisker Ocean all-electric luxury SUV.
A sense of freedom and fun characterize the Fisker Ocean experience and luxury—complemented by off-road capability and superior utility. At 4,640 mm in length, 1,930 mm in width, and 1,615mm in height, the all-electric luxury SUV is imbued with thoughtful design touches, while new spaces are created for five adults to sit comfortably even during the longest of rides.
The base model features stylishly designed 20-inch wheels, with 22-inch wheel options for an even larger presence on and off the road. The Fisker Ocean will be offered in a 4WD configuration on all trims except for the base model—reflecting the vehicle’s off-road capabilities. The base 4WD configuration will deliver over 225 kW (over 300hp) with an ultra-high-performance version targeting 0-60mph in less than 3 seconds.
Its patented feature California Mode is inspired by the Fisker brand’s roots and passion for the Southern California coastline.
It lowers/slides 9 glass windows/panels to open the entire cabin with one-touch—creating an open-air feeling while still maintaining a full “roll cage” safety structure around the passengers. The feature allows the rear hatch glass to drop—enabling long items to be placed through the opening without having to drive with an open tailgate. Fisker will offer this feature as standard across all option packages, except the base model.
Inside, a state-of-the-art heads-up display integrated into the windshield will be complemented by a large 16-inch center touchscreen and a 9.8-inch cluster screen. The vehicle offers impressive visuals all around, from augmented reality features to haptic touch buttons and immersive digital experiences.
The Fisker Ocean features a CCS Type 2 Combo plug—enabling the vehicle to be charged through any stations that leverage technology in line with the latest in international standards. Fisker Ocean vehicles will be automatically recognized by Electrify America’s charging stations—allowing for simple charging, automatic release, and automatic payments. Free miles package will also be available with each vehicle, allowing for a certain amount of complimentary charging. The vehicle is equipped with a fully sourced, validated, and tested state-of-the-art battery—with 80 kWh capacity and a range of up to 300 miles (depending on driving conditions).
More than 200 miles of range can be delivered from 30 minutes of charging for the Fisker Ocean (15% capacity to 80% capacity). Electrify America’s 150 kW chargers can charge capable vehicles up to 20 miles per minute.
The highlights of Fisker Ocean’s features include a full-length solar roof and vegan interiors. The solar roof supports the car’s electric power source, boosting fuel efficiency and lowering carbon dioxide emissions. The Result? 1,000 free, clean miles per year. As the technology evolves, Fisker will feature integrated hardware solutions for better energy yields and more free, clean miles per year. For the interior, fully recycled carpeting is made from regenerated nylon, which is made from abandoned fishing net waste—pulled from the oceans and aquaculture. More so, the interior is made of 100% Polycarbonate Polyurethane surfaces, and 100% reinforced Rayon backing, which also meets stringent chemical emission limits for various VOCs (such as Formaldehyde).
It has eco-suede interior textures and patterns derived from polyester fibers (T-shirts, threads), recycled bottles, plastic, and the like. Recycling polyester means reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by 80% compared to the traditional petrol-based polyester production process. Eco-sustainability and the lowest levels of polluting emissions and energy consumption are guaranteed throughout the whole production cycle. It is repurposing rubber waste through utilizing discarded rubber waste generated during tire manufacturing that will no longer be dumped in landfills. (Story and images courtesy of Fisker Inc)
To see the Fisker Ocean on the move, view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVwm-V5j1d0