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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.






    4. 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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      11-03-2019 02:10 AM #7
      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.

    8. 02-13-2020 04:06 PM #8
      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?
      No. I buy 3-4 year old used cars for half that payment.

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      11-02-2019 10:10 AM #9
      Still stuck with one vehicle that's nice to look at.


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      12-04-2019 10:14 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by antilock View Post
      Still stuck with one vehicle that's nice to look at.

      True, and it still looks good after all these years. If Fisker came out that SUV first though, they'd be a company I could easily ignore.

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      11-01-2019 10:50 PM #11
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      12-04-2019 08:26 AM #12
      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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      12-03-2019 10:34 PM #13
      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 #14
      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 #15
      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 10:51 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      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.
      Load that sucker up with 100 lbs of Costco steaks!

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      12-04-2019 08:34 AM #17
      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 01:30 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Interesting. That fits my needs almost ideally. Has me thinking hard...

      Also, vegan this vegan that
      What is wrong with using sustainable interior materials? Leather is a ****ty material for car interiors, it's idiotic that animals die for something so subpar.
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      12-04-2019 01:31 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      What is wrong with using sustainable interior materials? Leather is a ****ty material for car interiors, it's idiotic that animals die for something so subpar.
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      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
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      12-04-2019 01:35 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      What is wrong with using sustainable interior materials? Leather is a ****ty material for car interiors, it's idiotic that animals die for something so subpar.
      There's absolutely nothing wrong with using sustainable materials made from things other than animals. I think that would be fantastic.

      Do. Not. Market. It. As. Vegan.

      Just stop.

      Call it something else.
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      maybe its just me, but i wouldnt put anything in the circle of "unrealistic" when it comes to sex.

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      12-04-2019 01:42 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      There's absolutely nothing wrong with using sustainable materials made from things other than animals. I think that would be fantastic.

      Do. Not. Market. It. As. Vegan.

      Just stop.

      Call it something else.
      Why come up with another name for it when one already exists?
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    22. 12-21-2019 12:26 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Interesting. That fits my needs almost ideally. Has me thinking hard...

      Also, vegan this vegan that
      Guessing the leather seat option is gonna come out later?

      Already have rodents eating the soy based insulation off of wiring harness'.


      (soy seat materials have been out for long time now with no reported problems.)

      Should do well if everyone else doesnt get there first. Its an fast evolving market.

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      12-21-2019 01:19 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by SoTxBill View Post

      Should do well if everyone else doesnt get there first. Its an fast evolving market.
      While I understand your statement, I guess I’d ask get “where” first? Sure, there are lots of EVs coming. But Nobody else seems to be talking about this type of subscription business model: an easy and flexible lease with high mileage, all costs included, and the ability to give the car back at varying lengths of time. That makes it very low risk for the consumer and allows people to take the leap with a new company. None of the established players will go there because they have legacy costs and infrastructure that has to be used and paid for (Volvo is now offering a “subscription” style like this, with maintenance and insurance, but not on an EV and at prices starting at $750 a month)
      Last edited by Dave_Car_Guy; 12-21-2019 at 10:22 AM.

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      12-04-2019 10:24 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      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.
      ditto

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      12-04-2019 10:43 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by rich! View Post
      ditto
      How do you feel about buying a car from a "new" manufacturer, or in the case of Fisker, as start-up with a history of failure on its record?
      I am not criticizing the company, the car, or your purchase decision.
      I just don't think I'd have the courage to make a major purchase from a company that is new. (What if the company goes under? What happens to the resale value/warranty/etc...?)

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