The All-Electric Fisker Ocean SUV: The Complete Guide For India

Fisker Ocean SUV
Price: N/A
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: SUV
Battery size: 113 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 440 - 708 km
Tailpipe emissions: 0g (CO2/km)

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The All-Electric Fisker Ocean SUV

Fisker Inc. is an early stage sustainability focussed electric vehicle (EV) company based in California. The company was co-founded in 2016 by Henrik Fisker. The company is unique, in that, its business model is based on outsourcing the manufacturing. Fisker has secured an agreement with Magna Steyr, an international auto supplier, that also manufactures vehicles. Fisker has also signed an agreement with Foxconn, to co-develop an electric vehicle.

Though Henrik Fisker is not as well known as Elon Musk, the co-founder of Tesla Inc., Henrik Fisker has also been an influential figure in the global automotive sector, with a strong track record as a car designer. His first EV company, Fisker Automotive (launched in 2007), had launched the Fisker Karma electric vehicle, one of the first production premium plug-in hybrids. Despite having sold more than 2,500 EVs, Fisker Automotive suspended trading in 2012. The business was purchased by a Chinese company, however, Henrik retained the Fisker trademarks.

The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: FSR). In July 2020, Fisker Inc. announced an IPO on the NYSE via a merger with Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp, backed by the private equity firm Apollo Global Management. In October 2020, the company completed its reverse merger. The company currently has a market capitalisation of over USD$ 2 billion.

The EV manufacturer claims that is first all-electric SUV, the Fisker Ocean, is the ‘world’s most sustainable vehicle’ and the ‘world’s greenest car’. The company is also developing other electric cars, to include, the Fisker Pear and the Fisker Ronin. The all-electric Pear is an urban centric EV, while the all-electric Ronin is a four-door convertible GT sports car.

In March 2019, Fisker announced its intention to launch a pure electric SUV, which was later named the Fisker Ocean. The Fisker Ocean concept vehicle was launched at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The ‘production-intent’ version of the new Fisker electric SUV was launched in November 2021 at the Los Angeles Motor Show.

The EV will is available in four variants, to include: the Fisker Ocean One (launch edition), Fisker Ocean Extreme, Fisker Ocean Ultra and the Fisker Ocean Sport. However, not all variants will be available in 2023. The Fisker Ocean One will be limited to 5,000 units globally. The EV is being manufactured in Graz, Austria.

The Ocean electric SUV is currently available in the ‘hyper-range’ EV battery option: 113 kWh (usable: 106.5 kWh). This positions the Ocean EV as class-leading in terms of EV battery size. In our list of electric cars with the longest range, the closest to the Ocean electric, is the all-electric Lotus Eletre.

The Lotus electric SUV has a 112 kWh onboard EV battery, with a claimed range up to 600 km (WLTP) i.e. much lower than the 708 km claimed for the Fisker Ocean SUV. Fisker also offers a class-leading EV battery warranty: 10 years or 160,000 km (75%). Only a few automotive manufacturers offer up to 10 years. More common is a 8 year or 160,000 km EV battery warranty (up to 70%).

Fisker offers an option for a smaller EV battery (Touring Range), which has a claimed 440 km on a single charge. This option is available on the entry-level Fisker Ocean Sport trim, which is a front-wheel drive (FWD) SUV. According to Fisker, ‘the Ocean Sport strikes a balance of performance, range and affordability’. All other Ocean variants (Extreme, Ultra and One), are all-wheel drive (AWD) as standard.

The Fisker EV has a full-length SolarSky roof as standard, which combines as a sunroof and also a solar energy generator to further enhance the zero-emission electric range. The SolarSky is expected to produce between 2,400 to 3,200 additional km per year. Fisker is not the only EV manufacturer taking advantage of solar generation. Two other notable models are the all-electric Lightyear One and the Sion Solar Electric Car.

In terms of technology, the electric SUV is well equipped. Depending on the trim level, the following is on offer: blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, emergency lane departure avoidance, traffic light/ sign recognition, intelligent speed assist, driver drowsiness and attention warning, parking assist, door opening incident warning, adaptive drive control and more! The EV is yet to secure a Euro NCAP rating.

The EV also incorporates the ‘Revolve’ 17.1″ touchscreen (not standard all all variants). Other features include: California mode (one button to open all eight glass panels of the SUV), ParkMyCar (an optional feature) and Limo mode.

The EV is also equipped with the PowerHouse bidirectional on-board AC charger, capable of powering your home in an emergency. The company claims its ‘PowerHouse’ capability can power a home for up to 7 days! It also offers vehicle-to-load (V2L) compatibility, enabling you to power appliances and electronics using the onboard EV battery.

‘Sustainability’, the core brand theme is encapsulated in the choice of materials used for the pure electric SUV. The EV is designed to be the most ‘sustainable SUV on earth’, including a vegan interior, recycled plastics bottles, repurposed rubber waste, worn-out t-shirts and abandoned fishing nets! In terms of practicality, the five-door five-seats EV does not offer a frunk or a glove box. However, the boot space is 476 L.

The all-wheel drive (AWD) Fisker Ocean variants can achieve 0-100 km/h in 4.0 seconds (maximum power: 468 hp (564 hp w/Boost). The Boost mode is available on the Extreme and One variants. Depending on the variant, the EV offers up to three driving modes: Earth, Fun and Hyper. The EV also incorporates Smart Traction for some of the variants. Smart Traction helps increase the performance of the e-SUV. The towing capacity is 1,820 kg.

Bottom-line, electric driving is good for the environment and the wallet!

Class-leading zero-emission rangeLimited track record (first vehicle under production)
Attractive exterior styling to include solar enabled panoramic sunroofCheaper pure electric SUV alternatives available from established automotive manufactures
Good EV battery warrantyOptions are expensive


The All-Electric Fisker Ocean SUV (credit: Fisker Inc.)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Available In India:No

Variants (1 Option)
Fisker Ocean (from ₹ N/A)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC)/ Lithium Iron
Phosphate (LFP)
EV Battery Capacity:113 kWh
Charging:250 kW DC charging (10%-80%: 33 mins). Onboard charger: 7 kW Standard (0%-100%: 12 hrs)
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:10 years or 160,000 km (75%)

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Height (mm):1631
Width (mm):1982
Length (mm):4774
Wheelbase (mm):2921
Turning Circle (m):11.95
Boot Space (L):476

Fisker Ocean One/ Extreme/ Ultra
EV Battery Capacity:113 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):440 – 708 km
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):N/A
Charging:250 kW DC charging (10%-80%: 33 mins). Onboard charger: 7 kW Standard (0%-100%: 12 hrs)
Top Speed:205 km/h
0-100 km/h:4.0 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Max Power (HP):468 (564 w/Boost)
Torque (Nm):696 (736 w/Boost)
Weight (kg):2,433
NCAP Safety Rating:N/A

BEVs Vs PHEVs: Which Is Better?

Both, battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) have significant advantages over conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) petrol and diesel vehicles. However, when BEVs and PHEVs are compared together, the narrative is not as black & white. Both types of electric vehicles (EVs) have pros and cons, and depending on the buyer circumstances, one type of EV will be more appropriate.

Plug-in hybrid electric cars have played an important role in encouraging drivers to migrate to electric driving. ‘Familiarity’ and ‘range security’ offered by plug-in hybrid vehicles, have been key attributes in propelling buyers to migrate to electric driving. A PHEV in many respects is very similar to driving a conventional petrol/ diesel car, except for the introduction of an electric mode, regenerative braking and EV charging.

As an example, the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Plug-In Hybrid SUV, uses both, a petrol engine and an electric motor to propel the vehicle. The electric motor is driven by an onboard EV battery, which is charged via an external EV charging station. For those keen on ‘familiarity’, a PHEV, despite the addition of an electric motor, is very similar to driving a conventional petrol or diesel car.

The other impediment to migrating to EVs is range anxiety. In a PHEV there is no fear about an ’empty’ EV battery, as the vehicle can still be driven on the internal combustion engine (ICE). Bottom-line, for those in India keen to use an EV, but lack EV charging infrastructure and need to travel long distances on a regular basis, a plug-in hybrid electric car is more appropriate than a BEV.

Pure electric cars (BEVs) have come a long way over the past decade, since the introduction of the all-electric Nissan Leaf in 2010. In particular, in regards to increased EV range. Pure electric cars like the Tesla Model 3 can offer a range up to 360 miles (the first generation Leaf offered a range up to 73 miles).

The Model 3 is not the only EV that can offer a long electric range. In fact, many of the recent EVs introduced have a range well over 200 miles on a full battery charge. This significant improvement in electric range has helped reduce the concern over range anxiety, enabling greater confidence in EVs.

Unlike PHEVs, pure electric cars are zero-tailpipe emission i.e. a BEV does not have a tailpipe and therefore does not pollute the air! The improvement in air quality, is one of the key advantages of choosing a BEV over a PHEV. The other key advantage is that a BEV is cheaper to drive and maintain, compared to a PHEV.

This should come as no surprise as a BEV has only an electric motor/s, while a PHEV has an internal combustion engine, coupled with an electric motor. Put another way, a plug-in hybrid EV has many more moving parts and therefore more to maintain and repair overtime!

BEVs are well suited for businesses and families keen to improve local air quality and reduce the cost of driving. Of course, access to dedicated EV charging infrastructure at home and on the road is a prerequisite to owning a BEV!

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include, the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising large-scale industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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