By on November 17, 2021

Fisker seems to have many lives, and the small brand led off the L.A. Auto Show’s main media day with the debut of its Ocean SUV.

The Ocean uses a solar roof to provide electricity for its battery-powered motor, has a system that distributes the right amount of torque to each wheel to maintain traction, is made from sustainable materials (including a vegan interior), and can even power your house for up to seven days in an emergency.

It also has a 17.1-inch interior touchscreen that can go from landscape to portrait mode and show movies, a dedicated smartphone app, an available self-parking system, and a limo mode for second-row passengers (gives them control over audio and climate controls for the rear, among other things).

There will be four trims, with the cheapest retailing for a bit under $38K and the most-expensive starting at just under $69K. The base trim is a single-motor front-drive unit while the rest are dual-motor AWDs. The base model has a range of 250 miles, while the others have at least 340 miles of range.

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11 Comments on “Fisker Still Very Much Alive, Shows Ocean SUV in L.A....”

  • avatar
    SCE to AUX

    There isn’t a snowball’s chance I’d buy anything from Fisker.

  • avatar
    Jeff S

    Is it just me but this Fisker and the Subaru EV are just ugly. The same with the Tesla. Of all these the Mustang Mach E is the better looking and that is not saying a lot. I am starting to like the Prius which to me is still ugly.

    • 0 avatar

      I think manufacturers are basically producing EVs that are designed to scream that they’re EVs. I know why – they’re trying to out-Tesla Tesla, but I think that ship has sailed. No one’s going to “out-cool” Tesla. In the meantime, buyers who might be interested in an EV but don’t want to put up with this kind of “lookie at me, I’m cooler than a Tesla” nonsense have nothing to buy.

      Someone’s going to make an EV with conventional good looks, and a dashboard without the touchscreen-uber-alles stupidity, and clean up with it.

      The Ford F150 Lightning might be the first vehicle to fit that bill.

  • avatar

    It looks roomy – will Henrik Fisker’s ego fit inside?

    Also, it’s kinda ironic that it’s called Ocean, remembering how all those brand new Karmas burned to the ground after being swamped by ocean water, during Superstorm Sandy.

  • avatar

    It looks like we are on the leading edge of an EV wave. But I think that other than Tesla and the Koreans, the Chinese are about to takeover the field. Depending on who you read the Chinese have between 350 and 500 EV manufacturers. That number will surely be whittled down through attrition and mergers and a much smaller number will market here. But the Chinese are already selling third generation EV’s in China. Ford, GM, Stellantis’, BMW, and VW are going to get swamped I fear. Too many decades of playing footsie while the Chinese Communist party has stolen and or developed the manufacturing base and technology base to rule this arena.

    • 0 avatar

      Kissinger brokered the sale of the nation in the 1970s.

    • 0 avatar
      Ol Shel

      That Chinese Communist Party is beating the Capitalists at Capitalism.

      It’s odd that you continue to call the Chinese Capitalists ‘Communist’. As you drive on our Socialist roads, rely on our Socialist military, Fire, and police, and have your Socialist interwebz powered by our Socialist power grid…

      I guess it must feel good to do what your elite media tells you to.

  • avatar

    Is this a real Fisker car, or a cardboard mockup?

  • avatar

    A few months after the original Fisker bit the big one I saw a Karma drive by my office in Palo Alto — making a horrific grinding noise as it went. Almost felt sorry for the dope that had it.

    Around that time some engineer with more spare time than common sense converted his Prius into a plug in rechargeable. It blew up in his driveway. Now that was worth laughing at.

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