With the Fisker Ocean not expected to enter volume production until 2022, its going to be a little while before the all-electric crossover sees deliveries. However, with the Ocean and the tide turning towards electric vehicles, Fisker Automotive is trying to capitalize on it.
Now the company wants to bring another affordable EV to the market to compete with huge names like Tesla. We don’t know how cheap Fisker is talking, but Fisker CEO, Henrik Fisker told Automotive News he wants to create an iconic vehicle that will receive the hype seen when the original Mini or the VW Beetle were launched. “Billionaires had them, ordinary people had them. That’s the sort of iconic vehicle that we are looking to make, a feel-good vehicle. I want to create a vehicle that can go across social borders.”
The original Beetle and the original Mini were both useful and simple vehicles that were loved by many. However, with the advancements in recent technology, the lack of shiny buttons and the latest tech probably wouldn’t fly in a new EV. Although details are sparse regarding the new Fisker EV, Henrik Fisker gave a clue about we can exact as far as design: “The only thing that makes it a car is that it has four wheels and needs to be certified as a car.”
Like I said, details are sparse. In any matter we are assuming the new EV will come in the form of a crossover. Fisker is currently gearing up for the production of its first all-electric crossover, the Ocean, which is set to go on sale in 2022 with a starting price of $37,499. Obviously we are expecting this new affordable model to have a smaller price tag than the Ocean, and especially if Fisker wants it compete with the upcoming $25,000 Tesla model.
Fisker recently signed the final papers with Magna Steyr to officially produce the Ocean electric SUV as well as use its electric platform. A “production-intent” prototype is expected some time in the Summer of this year.