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  • 2022 Fisker Ocean EV: Additional Features, Dimensions, and Images Revealed

2022 Fisker Ocean EV: Additional Features, Dimensions, and Images Revealed

Tesla Model Y Rival Gets Fleshed Out a Bit More

Jan 15, 2020
The 2022 Fisker Ocean crossover EV was revealed earlier this month at CES 2020, giving the world its first look at the Tesla Model Y rival before it goes on sale sometime next year. The Fisker Ocean, which will likely be a 2022 model, is claimed to have a 300-mile range courtesy of a battery with a capacity in excess of 80 kWh.
Photo 2/13   |   2022 Fisker Ocean Front Quarter 02

2022 Fisker Ocean Dimensions and Luggage Space

According to the company, the 2022 Fisker Ocean will measure 182.7 inches long, 76 inches wide, and 63.6 inches high. Following Harley Earl's famous philosophy, the Ocean is longer, lower, and wider than other compact and subcompact luxury crossovers, giving it unique proportions. That impressive width, broader through the shoulders than SUVs like the BMW X3 and Volvo XC60, should give the Fisker reasonable room for rear-seat passengers, even when they're situated three abreast.
There's 20 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats with the parcel shelf in place, which seems a bit small to us. With the shelf removed, luggage space goes up to 25 cubic feet, and with the rear seat folded, there's 45 cubic feet of cargo room. That latter number is down significantly compared to what Tesla claims for the Model Y EV (66 cubic feet), as well as more conventional competitors like the BMW X1 (58.7).
Photo 3/13   |   2021 Fisker Ocean 5

Ocean Breeze

One of the neatest features is called "California Mode," which will come standard on every 2022 Fisker Ocean equipment level except the base model. At the touch of a button, California Mode creates al fresco motoring for the Ocean, dropping the side windows, rear quarter glass, and rear hatch glass into the sheetmetal and opening the two moonroof panels. The open-air experience doesn't come at the cost of safety or body stiffness, since the Fisker's roof panels and pillar supports remain firmly in place.

Fisker Style

Henrik Fisker, the chairman and CEO of Fisker, Inc., is perhaps most famous for his work as a designer of some of the most beautiful cars in the world. His repertoire includes the stunning BMW Z8, first-generation Aston Martin V8 Vantage, and even some initial design work on the Tesla Model S.
Photo 4/13   |   2022 Fisker Ocean Rear Quarter 01
As such, you'd expect anything his pen touches to be quite impressive. Whether you like or dislike the 2022 Fisker Ocean is purely subjective, but there's no denying its presence, especially thanks to a massive, geometric front grille opening and standard 20-inch wheels (22s optional).

Batteries Included

The 2022 Fisker Ocean will have an 80-plus-kWh battery, and the company says it will feature a CCS Type 2 combination plug that will be available at local Electrify America charging stations, among others. It can be recharged to 80 percent capacity in about 30 minutes, adding 200 miles of range. Specifically speaking, Fisker says Electrify America's 150-kW chargers can add up to 20 miles per minute of charge time.
Helping reduce the Ocean's impact on the charging network is a full-length solar roof, which the company says can provide 1,000 free miles of driving every year. That's assuming the Ocean is always parked outdoors in direct, unobscured sunlight—we'd bet the real-world solar advantage will be less than 200 miles each year.
Photo 5/13   |   2022 Fisker Ocean Solar Roof Panel

Speed Racer

All-wheel drive will be standard on all but the base model Fisker Ocean, and models with four driven wheels will boast at least 300 hp. Fisker also promises an ultra-high performance option with a 0-60 mph time of less than 3 seconds, although total power output for that model is still in question.

Fisker Ocean Keeps Oceans Clean

In addition to its fully vegan interior (no leather or suede here), the Fisker EV also features lots of recycled materials in its construction. The nylon carpet comes from abandoned fishing nets, for example, helping rid the ocean and other aquaculture of unnecessary flotsam and jetsam.
Other eco-friendly furnishings include soft-touch polycarbonate polyurethane seat upholstery, Dinamica suedelike trim made from recycled polyester (which reduces emissions by 80 percent compared to traditional polyester production), and repurposed rubber waste. Fitting for a California company, the 2022 Fisker Ocean wears its environmentalist cred right on its sleeve.
Photo 6/13   |   2022 Fisker Ocean Interior Dashboard

Being Green, Saving Green

The base-model Ocean will start at $37,499, a reasonable price even before the federal government's $7,500 tax credit. However, Fisker will offer the 2022 Ocean in a variety of different membership levels, including a conventional lease of $379 a month with $2,999 down. Owners can also elect their own lease terms, varying from as short as a month to as long as several years.
For comparison, the Tesla Model Y will start at $48,000, offering a 300-mile range and rear-wheel drive. The Model Y is also available in a performance model with claimed acceleration numbers that come up just a bit short of the high-performance Fisker Ocean.
Photo 7/13   |   2022 Fisker Ocean Side Profile
However, the Model Y is all but a known quantity at this point; Tesla has been successfully marketing luxurious EVs for years now, and a legion of loyal fans ensures the Model Y will be popular. Fisker will need to bank on its ecologically friendly design, unique featues like California Mode, and a low introductory price if it wants to be successful.
And that's assuming the 2022 Ocean makes it to market in the first place. The company is targeting initial deliveries late next year, with full series production happening sometime in 2022. Henrik Fisker is no stranger to the difficulties of launching a luxurious electric vehicle, but we nevertheless hope the Ocean is more successful than the much more expensive, much less spacious Fisker Karma sedan.
Source: Fisker, Inc.

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