Fisker Launches Ocean, A Sustainable All-Electric SUV

The car, which is expected to debut on January 4, 2020, will be available for reservations before entering production at the end of 2021.

Henrik Fisker, known for designing luxury vehicles like the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Galpin-Fisker Mustang Rocket and VLF Force 1 V10, has announced an all-electric SUV named Ocean.

The car, which is expected to debut on January 4, 2020, will be available for reservations through a mobile app that will launch on November 27 before entering production at the end of 2021. The Ocean is expected to resemble a compact Land Rover and have a 250 to a 300-mile range with an 80-kWh battery powering the electric motors.

According to Fisker, the Ocean will "combine maximum usability with an unprecedented driving experience." Although fully-dimensional specs haven’t been made available yet, it is known that the SUV will be approximately 182 inches long, the length of a Chevrolet Equinox. In order to make the Ocean efficient and lightweight, Fisker included a fixed hood without any latches or seals.

The SUV will also include next-generation electronics and an air conditioning unit that provides more interior space for passengers, and a solar panel that generates an estimated 1,000 miles of driving range annually.

In an effort to encourage sustainability, the Ocean features an entirely vegan interior with 100% polycarbonate polyurethane surfaces and 100% reinforced rayon backing, as well as, textiles made from recycled polyester — like old T-shirts — plastics from water bottles and other items. Fisker ensures that this will radically lower the CO2 produced during Ocean production.

The floor of the vehicle, which includes completely recycled carpeting, is made from repurposed nylon, a material that Fisker says comes from discarded fishing nets that have been left in the ocean. The company also plans to reuse the rubber that's often tossed out during tire manufacturing.

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Fisker promises that the Ocean is not merely a concept but rather a production prototype vehicle intended for manufacturing. On November 27, drivers who are interested in learning more about Fisker's flexible lease program can access the app.

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