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Could Fisker’s next EV be a pickup truck called the Alaska?


It was only last August that Fisker Automotive CEO and founder Henrik Fisker announced the company was planning two more vehicles on the battery-electric platform underpinning the recently revealed Ocean SUV.

The announcement was made via a Twitter post that included an image of a pickup truck’s tailgate, suggesting that one of Fisker’s next EVs will be a pickup.

Things went quiet for a while but then this week Fisker posted a new, more polished image of a pickup truck’s tailgate on Twitter, this time with the script “ALASKA” running on it. The image has since been removed but thankfully not before it was downloaded by the folks at Motor1.

Henrik Fisker and the Fisker Ocean

We’ll probably never know why Fisker removed the image, though we can think of a few reasons. One possibility is that Fisker quickly realized after making the post that Renault already sells a pickup truck called the Alaskan.

Regardless of the reason, Fisker already has a lot on its plate. The company is yet to announce a production site but is promising that it will start building the Ocean by the end of 2021. Fisker has also revealed the EMotion sedan and announced plans for solid-state batteries, but both those projects appear to be on the backburner for now.

Hopefully Fisker can manage to get the Ocean into production as the vehicle is quite compelling. It’s priced from $37,499, excluding destination, and qualifies for a full federal tax credit of $7,500. You’ll also be able to lease one from $379 per month, with the lease price including the cost of all repairs and maintenance. That’s not a bad deal for an electric SUV with an 80-kilowatt-hour battery and claimed range of 300 miles.



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Fisker Ocean electric SUV to debut at 2020 CES, add 200 miles of range in 30 minutes


It’s been just over three years since Danish automotive designer Henrik Fisker announced plans to relaunch his failed EV startup, Fisker.

Since then, the revived Fisker has unveiled the EMotion sedan and announced it is developing solid-state batteries. Now, Fisker is ready to show us a new model, the Ocean SUV, which will debut at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 7.

“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,” said Henrik Fisker, CEO and chairman of Fisker.

While plans for the EMotion and solid-state batteries have been put on the back burner, Fisker is already accepting reservations for the Ocean and aims to start production in late 2021, with deliveries to follow in early 2022. No production site has been announced but Fisker has hired some former manufacturing execs from Toyota and Volkswagen.

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The Ocean is a small SUV that Fisker has previously said will be priced from below $40,000 for anyone looking to purchase one outright, undercutting the rival Tesla Model Y which is promised with a starting price of $41,200. You’ll also be able to lease one from $379 per month, with the lease price including the cost of all repairs and maintenance.

For the interior, Fisker has previously said there will be a large head-up display and a “unique” interface complemented by high-quality materials. There will also be something called a “California Mode,” which Fisker said will allow occupants to “experience the sun, fresh air and an open feeling without being in a convertible.”

The Ocean will come with rear- and all-wheel-drive options, plus an 80-kilowatt-hour battery good for up to 300 miles on a charge. Speaking of charging, Fisker has partnered with Electrify America to develop a charging system for the Ocean that will allow 200 miles of range to be delivered in just 30 minutes of charging. The Ocean features a CCS Type 2 Combo plug.

The Ocean is one of three “affordable models” on the drawing board at Fisker. The other two will follow the SUV and then Fisker plans to launch its EMotion sedan which could retail for as much as $190,000 in top grade.



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Fisker Ocean promised with monthly leases starting at $379


Revived EV startup Fisker last week started accepting reservations for its Ocean electric SUV and revealed that leases will be available starting from $379 per month.

The lease will require $2,999 down prior to delivery and, according to Fisker, will cover all repair and maintenance costs. The company currently predicts production will commence in late 2021 with the first deliveries to follow in early 2022, though no production site has been mentioned publicly.

Teaser for Fisker Ocean electric SUV

The leases will be flexible, with Fisker promising periods of just one month, eight months, 22 months or several years. And the mileage limit will be a generous 30,000 miles per year. And for repairs and maintenance, Fisker will have a pick-up and delivery service.

Fisker has previously stated the Ocean will be priced from below $40,000 for anyone looking to purchase one outright, undercutting the rival Tesla Model Y which is promised with a starting price of $41,200.

Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y

The Ocean is due to be revealed early next month and anyone interested in reserving a build slot can put down a $250 refundable deposit via Fisker’s website or a new app available for both Apple and Android devices. Fisker wants to provide a fully digital service for its customers and will even offer finance and insurance options through its website and app. Eventually, mobility options like ride and car sharing could be added, the company said.

“Our mission is to become the number one e-mobility service provider on Earth, featuring the world’s most desirable and sustainable vehicles while shaking up the old automotive industry model, from the way a customer attains a vehicle, chooses affordable insurance, services a vehicle to the overall mobility experience,” said Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker.

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Henrik Fisker

The Ocean will come with rear- and all-wheel-drive options, and even the base model should offer something close to 300 miles on a charge. An 80-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery has been mentioned, though Fisker is known to be developing its own solid-state battery and may make a switch later in the product cycle.

The Ocean is one of three “affordable models” on the drawing board at Fisker. The other two will follow the SUV and then Fisker plans to launch its EMotion sedan which could retail for as much as $190,000 in top grade.



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