Fisker Ocean production on track; deliveries to begin shortly [Update]

  • Features pet-friendly Doggie windows, a liftgate window & solar roof
  • Delivers an EPA-est. range of up to 360 miles
  • Made in Austria, but U.S. production could come online by 2024
  • Priced attractively from $38,999; deliveries underway

Update: ‘OTA updates’ sub-section added to ‘Inter & Features’ and ‘Range’ sub-section of ‘Specifications,’ ‘Production ramp-up & localization’ sub-section of ‘Production,’ and ‘Release Date’ section updated.

California-based Fisker is looking to create a big impact in the American EV market with the Fisker Ocean, a battery electric vehicle with a solar panel integrated into its roof. It’s not the first time we are seeing solar panels on an EV. We’ve seen the Lightyear One already. The Fisker Ocean manifests futuristic technologies differently and sports multiple industry-first features to distinguish it from mainstream EVs. Here’s everything we know about the Fisker Ocean.

Fisker Ocean Design

Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker himself designed the Ocean. Instead of resorting to an aerodynamic design in the interest of range, he adopted a somewhat quirky design. The Ocean’s stance is upright, but sleek elements are all around. A full-width LED light bar unites the horizontal LED headlamps with illuminated Ocean lettering at the center. The Fisker logo is illuminated as well. The chin comprises a grille with honeycomb inserts.

The side profile is uncluttered. 20-inch aero wheels produced using recycled materials are standard, while higher variants come with 22-inch rims. The Fisker Ocean gets flush-fitting door handles, side body cladding, and a blacked-out window area. There’s a rear quarter glass, and there are ultra-sleek tail lamps. There’s also a subtle roof-integrated spoiler with a stop lamp. The rear bumper looks complex with its multi-layered design and has a massive diffuser.

Customers can choose from seven color options: Night Drive, Great White, Silver Lining, Horizon Gray, Mariana, and Blue Planet. The Big Sur Blue metallic matte paint is offered exclusively on the Fisker Ocean One launch edition.

Interior & Features

The interior is packed to the brim with exciting details. For starters, the Fisker Ocean has what the company calls a ‘vegan’ interior with ethically sourced sustainable materials. The eco-friendly cabin houses premium upholstery, carpets, and interior trims built using recycled plastic bottles, repurposed rubber waste, worn-out t-shirts, and abandoned fishing nets, on all variants.

On December 13, 2022, Fisker shared a picture of the Ocean’s interior on Instagram while he was having a look at its various interior color and material combinations. The dark, grayish theme of this Ocean suggests it features the Black Abyss Plus interior color and Black FeelTek seats. This interior configuration includes Black EcoFabric on the dashboard, doors, and center console, and dark metallic accents.

Revolve rotating touchscreen

Fisker Ocean interior
The central screen can rotate horizontally to double up as a streaming device. Image: Fisker

For Fisker, size clearly matters. The 17.1-inch central touchscreen is among the largest we’ve seen on production vehicles. It appears like a TV screen attached to the Ocean’s dashboard. It’s a rotating panel with two modes — the portrait ‘Control’ Mode and the landscape ‘Hollywood’ Mode for owners to stream movies. Fisker has applied for a patent for its Revolve screen, but it has not been granted yet. The rotating function is only on the Extreme variant and the launch edition One variant.

To tilt the touchscreen from portrait to landscape and vice-versa, the driver has to press and hold a large and easy-to-locate button situated right below it. The infotainment system has a simple, focused, and intuitive UI.

Source: YouTube/Fisker

Fisker Pulse Sound system

The Ocean features the 575-watt Fisker Pulse Audio System with Panasonic’s ELS Studio 3D technology. It gets 15 speakers, a 6-channel dashboard speaker array, and a 19L subwoofer. The Ocean Ultra features a 12-speaker Harman audio system, while the Ocean Sport settles for an 8-speaker Harman audio system with a 3-band equalizer.

The Ocean Extreme and Ocean One offer a theater-like cabin experience with the Fisker Pulse Audio System. There’s also a Limo Mode on the top two variants which brings a digital touchscreen for the rear passengers to control cabin temperature, fan speed, and infotainment.

While we’re on the subject of sound, it’s also worth noting that the Ocean generates an artificial sound through speakers at low speeds to alert nearby pedestrians, drivers, and riders. It’s a sci-fi-inspired sound that makes the Ocean feel futuristic. Fisker has shared a video on Instagram to give a demo of this artificial sound feature, which is slowly turning mandatory as part of basic safety.

Doggie Power Windows

An incredibly unique feature called the California Mode provides passengers with a convertible-like experience. On the Ultra, Extreme, and One variants, all the glass areas including the rear quarter glass and the rear windscreen, can be rolled down at the touch of a button to let the breeze inside. Fisker calls the rear quarter glass and the rear windscreen ‘Doggie Windows’, implying that pets can enjoy the drive from the rear. The California Mode also rolls back the SolarSky roof.

Fisker Ocean Doggie Window
The rear windscreen can roll down, a rare feature. Image: Fisker

Fisker Intelligent Pilot

The Ocean features Fisker Intelligent (FI) Pilot, the company’s ADAS system for enhanced safety and driving comfort. FI Pilot uses a combination of four sensors: a world-first “Digital Radar System” that consists of front and rear radars, a set of cameras (an 8 MP front camera and four surround-view cameras), ultrasonic sensors, and a driver monitoring camera.

Like Tesla, Fisker isn’t using LiDAR sensors. While Tesla thinks that its camera-based system is better, Fisker was simply looking for a more affordable solution. In an interview with Fierce Electronics in January 2022, Fisker said that Digital Radar System lowers the cost, and that ensuring that the Ocean was accessible to everyone was really important.

Five HD radars on all corners and front of the vehicle provide the Ocean a 360-degree coverage. Fisker says that Digital Radar System is better at providing driver safety than analog radar. With more resolution and greater detail, this system can distinguish pedestrians and small objects from objects beside them better. It can sense smaller objects with greater precision, which means small and low-lying objects on the road have a lesser chance of being left undetected.

Fisker Ocean on the trail
The Ocean comes with Fisker Intelligent Pilot which is branding for the car’s ADAS. Image: Fisker

Digital Radar can make out between objects of different sizes at different speeds. For example, where an analog radar might read two trucks as a solid object and miss the open lane between them, Digital Radar can also see a vehicle driving in the middle lane. It performs better in dark places like tunnels, too.

Fisker says Digital Radar can detect vehicles as far as 200 meters (656 feet) and pedestrians from 80 meters (262 feet) away. Fisker Intelligent Pilot provides Automatic Emergency Braking for Forward Cross Traffic Vehicle Collision Mitigation, Reverse Cross Traffic Vehicle Collision Mitigation, and Turn-across-path Vehicle Collision Mitigation.

Our asset-light, the rapid-product-development business model enables us to bring active safety systems to market earlier than our competition. Fisker Intelligent Pilot and Fisker Digital-Imaging combine reliable ADAS cameras with 4D digital radars, giving owners industry-leading safety.

Henrik Fisker, Chairman & CEO of Fisker Inc.

The digital imaging radar is present on the Extreme and One variants only. However, even the base Sport variant gets a suite of ADAS features like driver drowsiness and attention warning, automatic emergency braking, collision warning, lane keep assist, speed assist, lane departure avoidance, and traffic signs recognition. The higher variants get a 360-degree surround view with 3D imaging, door opening warning, park spot finder, automatic parking, evasive steering assist, and adaptive cruise control.

Taco Tray

Fisker has equipped the Ocean with a fold-out tray table for the driver. Called ‘Taco Tray,’ it can be stowed in the compartment under the center console armrest.

Fisker Ocean 7-seater planned for a later date

Fisker told Bjorn Nyland at the Mobile World Congress (February 28-March 3, 2022) that a seven-seater version would follow later. However, given the dimensions of the Ocean, the added third row of seats wouldn’t be suitable for adults, but would have enough room for children, he explained. A 7-seater option would undoubtedly make the Ocean more appealing for larger families.

OTA updates

Like most new-age EVs, the Ocean supports over-the-air updates to improve the existing features and gain new features even after customers have taken delivery. In October 2023, the company announced that it plans to roll out two OTA updates over the coming weeks to fix bugs and introduce new features.

The first update is about revisions based on customer feedback, general bug fixes, improving the drivetrain and 12-volt battery performance, etc. The second update enables customers to see analytics of the SolarSky roof on the touchscreen infotainment system. Moreover, it adds new functionality to trip stats to let them know how much distance they’ve covered since they last charged the Ocean.



Earlier, there were reports of Fisker using Volkswagen’s MEB platform for the Ocean SUV. After the brand partnered with Magna, it was confirmed to be built on an aluminum skateboard architecture christened FM29, which stands for Fisker-Magna, and 29 for the 2921 mm wheelbase.


The entry-level Sport variant gets a single-motor FWD drivetrain, while the rest get a dual-motor-AWD layout. In the interest of range, the drive is deployed to the rear only if the traction control system detects a loss of grip. All variants except the Sport also get torque vectoring.

The most performance-focused powertrain of the Ocean, available in the Extreme and One grades, produces 468 hp and 696.4 Nm (514 lb.-ft.) of torque. A Boost mode allows the driver to temporarily increase the power and torque to 564 hp and 736.8 Nm (543 lb.-ft.), respectively. Despite the abundant power and torque, the top speed is just 205 km/h (127 mph), but we think it’s electronically limited. Recently, Fisker shared a video (on Instagram) showing him driving the Ocean above the top speed – 208 km/h (129 mph).


The Sport grade uses a lithium-ion-phosphate battery developed by CATL, which provides the Ocean with 231 miles of range (Fisker est.). The rest of the grades, all of which have an AWD drivetrain layout, use a different battery pack supplied by CATL.

The Ultra, Extreme, and One variants get what Fisker calls the Hyper Range battery that comprises a nickel-manganese-cobalt cell chemistry. Fisker has confirmed that the energy storage capacity of this battery in the Extreme and One variants is 113 kWh, and we expect the same capacity in the Ultra variant.

The Ocean delivers an EPA-est. range of 360 miles in its Extreme and One grades, 10 miles more than the internal estimate. This makes it America’s longest-range electric SUV under USD 200,000 on sale today. Do note that this figure applies to the configurations with the standard 20-inch wheels and tires. In the Ultra variant, the targeted EPA-est. range is 340 miles.

EPA has listed the Ocean One on its website, offering more details about its energy consumption. The Ocean One consumes 37 kWh per 100 miles, up to 24% less efficient than the Tesla Model Y (as low as 28 kWh/100 mi). However, thanks to its higher energy storage capacity, it allows customers to travel a longer distance. It’s safe to assume that the Ocean Extreme has the same energy consumption rating as the Ocean One.

Fisker Ocean aspectSportUltraExtremeOne
Length (in. / mm)188 / 4775188 / 4775188 / 4775188 / 4775
Width (in. / mm)78.5 / 1994.578.5 / 1994.578.5 / 1994.578.5 / 1994.5
Height (in. / mm)64.2 / 163164.1 / 162964.1 / 162964.1 / 1629
Wheelbase (in. / mm)115 / 2921115 / 2921115 / 2921115 / 2921
DrivetrainSingle motor FWDDual motor AWDDual motor AWDDual motor AWD
Output (hp)275540468 hp or 564 hp with Boost468 hp or 564 hp with Boost
TorqueTBATBA696.4 Nm or 736.8 Nm with Boost (514 lb.-ft. or 543 lb.-ft. with Boost)696.4 Nm or 736.8 Nm with Boost (514 lb.-ft. or 543 lb.-ft. with Boost)
0-60 mph (seconds)
Top SpeedTBATBA205 km/h (127 mph)205 km/h (127 mph)
Battery Pack CapacityTBATBA113 kWh113 kWh
Targeted EPA Range (miles)231340350350
Official EPA Range Range (miles)TBATBA360360
4 variants of the Fisker Ocean have slight variations in specs.

SolarSky roof

The full-length solar roof is standard on the Extreme and One variants. The technology integrates photovoltaic solar panels onto the panoramic glass roof with fixed and sliding sections. Under mixed conditions, the solar roof can generate up to 1,500 miles (2,414 km) range every year. Under ideal conditions, the range may increase to more than 2,000 miles (3,218 km) annually.

Fisker Ocean Solar roof
The solar roof can add up to 2,000 miles of range in ideal conditions annually. Image: Fisker

Fisker posted a video on Twitter on March 4, 2022, showcasing the solar roof from the cabin of the Fisker Ocean. It appears that the solar cells are placed in square-shaped grids with enough space between them to allow light inside, which is quite an intelligent design. The company chief says that this is the largest solar roof on an electric car, a claim that cannot be verified until we have the exact dimensions of the top.

Remember that the Lightyear One and Aptera also have solar roofs. The Lightyear One has solar panels on the roof and the bonnet, while the Aptera has solar panels at the front, on the roof, and at the rear. So the Fisker might have the most extensive solar roof, but it’s unlikely that it has the largest solar panel in size.

The tires feature Bridgestone’s ‘Enliten’ EV-specific technology that reduces rolling resistance by up to 30% and reduces weight by up to 20%. The Lightyear One also features tires with the same technology.

Home charger

Fisker offers the Wallbox Pulsar Plus wall charger as the home charging solution for the Ocean in the U.S. and Canada. Wallbox’s Pulsar Plus charger is smaller than a toaster and weighs just 1 kg or 2.2 lbs. (without cable). It allows charging at up to 22 kW and comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and DC leakage protection. Customers using this charger can schedule charging sessions during off-peak hours to save money and control it using the company’s myWallbox app on their smart devices.


Fisker Ocean production testing Graz Austria
Production of the Fisker Ocean commenced as scheduled, on November 17, 2022. Image Source: Fisker

Magna production

Fisker has deals with multiple partner companies. Magna is a manufacturing partner and co-developer for the Ocean, with an agreement that was finalized in December 2020. The Fisker Ocean entered production at Magna’s carbon-neutral facility in Graz, Austria, on November 17, 2022. Reservation holders see their final build lock-in dates as a calendar quarter estimate (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4). They get the exact dates closer to the scheduled production day.

Production ramp-up & localization

Fisker planned to produce 32,000-36,000 units of the Ocean in 2023, but we knew that achieving the targeted output could be difficult. On September 26, 2023, it announced that cumulative production had reached 5,000 units. That means production of the Ocean One has ended, as it was limited to 5,000 units.

On November 13, 2023, Fisker disclosed that Magna manufactured 4,725 units in the third quarter of 2023. Having completed making the 5,000 units of the Ocean One, Magna is now manufacturing the Ocean Extreme.

Announcing its Q2 2023 results on August 4, 2023, Fisker said it has reduced the estimated annual production volume for 2023 to 20,000-23,000 units. Discussing the company’s Q3 2023 results on November 13, 2023, Geeta Gupta-Fisker revealed that the target has further reduced to 13,000-17,000 units now.

Fisker U.S. production

On August 18, 2022, Fisker announced that it is considering a factory manufacturing the Ocean in the U.S. On October 17, 2022, the CEO told Bloomberg in an interview at the 2022 Paris Motor Show that U.S. production of the Ocean could start as early as 2024. As Fisker is unlikely to build a new factory so soon, it may rely on a contract manufacturer, like Magna Steyr or Foxconn.

Kurt Bachmaier, Vice President, Magna Steyr, has told Automobilwoche that the company wants to establish a production facility in the U.S. and is searching for a location for the same, the German publication reported on September 4, 2022. As for Foxconn, the Taiwanese company has an operational 6.2 million-square-foot vehicle manufacturing facility in Lordstown, Ohio, and it has already received a contract from Fisker to make an EV there from 2024 – the Pear.

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 has made imported electrified vehicles like the Ocean ineligible for the USD 7,500 federal tax credit (now renamed to Clean Vehicle Credit). This will compel all automakers in the mainstream EV segments to make locally, be it themselves or through a contract manufacturer.

In the interview with Fiskerati in August 2022 (watch on YouTube), Fisker talked about U.S. production. He revealed that the company is conducting some studies and has hired a Senior Vice President of Manufacturing. He said that the company is also considering outsourcing domestic production and looking at battery manufacturing partners in the U.S.

Release Date

Fisker has started sales of the Ocean in both domestic and overseas markets. During the Q3 2023 earnings conference call on November 13, 2023, the company revealed that it has delivered over 3,000 units to customers so far.

Fisker executes customer deliveries at its own “Center+” delivery locations, pop-up delivery sites, and also at home. The company has launched the Ocean in 11 countries to date:

  1. USA
  2. Canada
  3. Austria
  4. Germany
  5. Norway
  6. Sweden
  7. France
  8. Switzerland
  9. Netherlands
  10. Belgium
  11. Belgium
  12. UK

In the U.S., as of December 1, 2023, Fisker has 14 retail, delivery, and service facilities that are open or planned to open over the coming months:

  1. Los Angeles, California (open)
  2. New York City, New York (open)
  3. Long Island City, New York
  4. Vista, California (open)
  5. Redwood, California
  6. Huntington Beach, California
  7. Tempe, Arizona (open)
  8. Brentwood, Tennessee
  9. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (open)
  10. Acworth, Georgia
  11. Owings Mills, Maryland
  12. Dallas, Texas
  13. Naples, Florida
  14. To Be Announced

Ocean One

Fisker Ocean deliveries commenced in Europe on May 5, 2023, and then in the U.S. on June 23, 2023. Fisker delivered 22 vehicles in its home market on the first day. “We are almost through with delivering our top Limited Edition Fisker Ocean Ones,” David King, CTO, Fisker, said during the company’s Q3 2023 earnings conference call.

Fisker Ocean first delivery Denmark
Fisker Ocean deliveries have begun. The first unit went to a customer in Denmark. As of May 8, 2023, Fisker had received approximately 65,000 reservations and orders for the Ocean. Image Source: Fisker

In an interview with Fiskerati, released on YouTube on April 14, 2023, Fisker said that the launch edition model is getting a new feature – a foldable cargo floor. Customers can fold it and hang three shopping bags, and also get access to the tray underneath.

Ocean Extreme, Ocean Ultra, and Ocean Sport

Fisker began accepting orders for the Ocean Extreme, Ocean Ultra, and Ocean Sport in the U.S. on November 6, 2023. In Europe, the company is already delivering the Ocean Extreme and plans to start delivering the Ocean Ultra and Ocean Sport in a few weeks, Fisker (the Chairman and CEO) said during the Q3 2023 earnings conference call.

Fisker expects most of 2023’s production to be focused on premium trims, including the Ocean One and the Ocean Extreme, Gupta-Fisker said during the Q1 2022 earnings conference call.

Fisker Ocean Price

Initially, Fisker priced the Ocean at USD 37,499 in the Sport trim, USD 49,999 in the Ultra trim, USD 68,999 in the Extreme trim, and USD 68,999 in the One trim. On October 23, 2023, the company changed the prices of the Ocean Sport, Ocean Ultra, and Ocean Extreme to USD 38,999, USD 52,999, and USD 61,499, respectively.

The reduced price of the Ocean Extreme came into effect immediately. Fisker said that customers who have already ordered or purchased the Ocean Extreme will receive a price adjustment, even if their vehicle’s production has started. The increased prices of the Ocean Sport and Ocean Ultra came into effect on November 6, 2023.

Fisker Ocean variantsFisker Ocean price (old)Fisker Ocean Price (new)
SportUSD 37,499 (orders completed until November 5, 2023)USD 38,999
UltraUSD 49,999 (orders completed until November 5, 2023)USD 52,999
ExtremeUSD 68,999USD 61,499
One (launch edition)USD 68,999NA
Fisker Ocean U.S. prices

In the U.S., the Fisker Ocean Sport starts at USD 37,499, excluding the federal tax credit. If and when the Ocean qualifies for the tax credit, it will begin at USD 29,999. The Ultra variant is priced at USD 49,999, while the Extreme variant costs USD 68,999. The Ocean One launch edition costs the same as the Extreme.

Fisker says it does not plan a price hike in 2023 but cannot guarantee that for the orders received after the 40,000 reservation number or vehicles made starting in 2024. What’s certain is that the Ocean is not getting any cheaper.

Based on the first 30,000 reservations, 19% ordered the Sport, 38% took the Ultra, and 43% preferred the Extreme or the One. This implies an initial average selling price (ASP) of approximately USD 56,000, excluding options and delivery fees. During the Q3 2023 earnings conference call, Fisker (the Chairman and CEO) said that the customer interest is moving from Ultra to Extreme.

Finance options

Fisker has partnered with Chase, a JP Morgan Chase company, to offer convenient finance options for the vehicle, factory-installed accessories, and other accessories (including home charging equipment) in the U.S. Customers can process the loan digitally by selecting their suitable finance structure, reviewing their financing details, and electronically signing documents online.

Customers in the U.S. can finance their Fisker Ocean at rates as low as 1.99% APR for 60 months. This scheme is available under a Fisker Finance digital financing program in collaboration with JP Morgan Chase Bank until January 10, 2024.


The Fisker Ocean comes with a basic warranty of 6 years/60,000 miles. On top of this, Fisker offers a warranty of 10 years/100,000 miles for both the powertrain and battery pack. The company assures the battery pack of the Ocean will retain 75% of its original capacity during the warranty period.

Tesla and Rivian offer an 8-year/100,000-150,000-mile 8-year/175,000-mile warranty for the battery pack. However, the rival automakers assure only 70% of the original battery pack capacity during the warranty period. On the other hand, Toyota is targeting a range degradation of just 10% in 10 years (for the bZ4X).

5 things that set the Ocean apart, according to Henrik Fisker

Fisker told Bjorn Nyland at the Mobile World Congress that the Ocean needed at least 4 to 5 features that no other carmaker offers. The first unique feature is the Ocean’s range, which according to the Chairman & CEO, is the longest in its price class for any SUV or crossover. The Ocean offers a 630 km (WLTP) range on the Extreme and the Launch Edition variants. Other unique features include the solar roof, the rotating screen, torque vectoring, bidirectional charging, and the vegan interior.

Fisker also signed a deal with Foxconn to develop its next model in the U.S. and plans to erect multiple factories around the globe to enhance production to 250,000 EVs annually. In Fisker’s deal with Foxconn, the companies will work on the new model called the Fisker Pear (Personal Electric Automotive Revolution) for the mass-market segment.

TopElectricSUV says

With its innovative features, a fine mix of futuristic design and classic SUV attributes, and an anxiety-free range, the Ocean seems to have what it takes to build a strong foundation for the brand. As the electric SUV race rapidly takes shape, the Ocean stands out as the wild card. It is crucial for Fisker to get the quality spot on and ramp up production swiftly. With launches from all directions every few months, American customers are being treated to a constantly evolving selection of electric models.

Fisker Ocean FAQs

What is the Fisker Ocean release date?

Fisker Ocean deliveries in the U.S. have begun.

Which models are Fisker Ocean rivals?

The Fisker Ocean competes with the VW ID.4, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Tesla Model Y.

What is the Fisker Ocean price?

The Fisker Ocean’s prices range from USD 38,999 to USD 61,499.

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