Here is how the 2023 Fisker Ocean will get made
The 2023 Fisker Ocean electrical crossover lastly entered manufacturing this month at contractor Magna Steyr’s manufacturing unit in Graz, Austria. Now Fisker has launched a brief time-lapse video of the method.
The roughly 3-minute video reveals a fairly typical automotive meeting course of. Robots weld and bond items of metallic to kind a physique shell, which is then carried to totally different stations for portray and fitment of various elements till it could possibly roll off the meeting line as a completed car.
Robots deal with a big quantity of this meeting work, together with set up of the Ocean’s glass roof and battery pack, however human employees additionally do so much—together with putting in a lot of the inside.
2023 Fisker Ocean
Going with contract manufacturing allowed Fisker to keep away from the expense of constructing its personal manufacturing unit, in addition to the complications that EV companies like Tesla, Rivian, and Lucid have skilled in ramping up manufacturing of their first fashions. Even established automakers typically outsource manufacturing of sure fashions. The identical Austrian manufacturing unit that builds the Ocean additionally assembled the Jaguar I-Tempo.
Magna additionally equipped the platform for the Ocean, which is married to a Fisker-designed physique first proven in idea kind on the 2020 Client Electronics Present. Novel options embody a California Mode that drops the aspect home windows and rear liftgate window concurrently, and a Limo Mode that enables rear-seat passengers to regulate temperature and audio.
Fisker confirmed the production-intent model on the 2021 Los Angeles auto present, quoting a $37,499 base worth for the entry-level Sport model. That nets a single-motor front-wheel-drive powertrain with 275 hp, 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds, and an estimated 250-mile vary.
Fisker additionally plans to supply mid-level Extremely and range-topping Excessive variations. The latter’s dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrain is rated at 550 hp, enabling 0-60 mph in a claimed 3.6 seconds. Fisker additionally beforehand quoted a 350-mile vary and $68,999 base worth for this mannequin.
The primary 5,000 Oceans might be Ocean One particular editions primarily based on the Excessive trim stage, however with distinctive styling options like 22-inch F3 SlipStream wheels and Huge Sur Blue paint. All 5,000 bought out in 30 days, with clients placing down $5,000 deposits to safe one. Fisker claims to have greater than 63,000 Ocean reservations in whole, and is reportedly contemplating increasing manufacturing, presumably with a second manufacturing website within the U.S.
This would not be the primary Fisker EV slated for U.S. manufacturing. The corporate has tapped Foxconn to construct a extra inexpensive mannequin code-named Mission Pear in Ohio beginning in 2024, on the similar manufacturing unit slated to construct the Lordstown Endurance electrical pickup truck.