Fisker on Monday introduced a spike in reservations for its Ocean electrical SUV, and started sketching out plans for a European launch.
The startup opened reservations for the Ocean on November 27, 2019—earlier than really unveiling the SUV on the 2020 Shopper Electronics Present the next January.
Reservations had climbed to eight,871 as of October 26, founder Henrik Fisker tweeted that day. A graph accompanying the tweet confirmed that reservations spiked after two key occasions for the startup—the July announcement of a special-purpose acquisition firm (SPAC) merger that allowed Fisker to go public, and a cope with Magna introduced in October for manufacturing and engineering assist.
In a press launch, the startup additionally confirmed plans for a European headquarters in Munich, Germany, named “Matrix.” Fisker’s recently-announced world headquarters in Manhattan Seaside, California, is called “Inception,” in case you had been questioning.
The startup additionally introduced that Danish ride-sharing service Viggo had ordered 300 Ocean SUVs. Nevertheless, Fisker would not plan to ship any automobiles till later in 2022.
After failing to make a cope with Volkswagen, Fisker earlier this month confirmed it will be turning to Magna to build the Ocean and supply engineering and a platform. Engineering work is continuing apace, Fisker stated.
“Co-located engineering groups the world over are successfully using 22 out of each 24 hours to ship the Ocean program by its first gateway, focused for November 2022,” the press launch stated.
Fisker beforehand revealed a number of details in regards to the Ocean, though it is unclear if a few of these will change now that it is constructed on a distinct platform.
A solar roof and vegan interior are among the many sustainability nods inside the car, which seems to focus extra on design than efficiency or expertise.
And the value is still targeted at $37,499 earlier than the EV tax credit score—probably giving the Ocean a bonus over the Tesla Mannequin Y. If all goes based on plan in growth.