Citing Henrik Fisker, Chairman and CEO, Fisker Inc., a new report from Autocar Professional says that the Fisker Ocean e-SUV could be launched in India as early as 2022 - the same year as in the USA. The all-electric SUV was unveiled ahead of CES 2020 last week and its series production is scheduled to begin at the end of 2021.
Fisker has revealed that it has received a "handful" of pre-orders for the Fisker Ocean from India. This number is currently under 100, but if it rises to a promising figure, the Indian launch could be advanced to 2022. Below is what exactly he said:
We can see we have got a handful of orders from India. I think it's still less than a hundred. If we get quite a lot of reservations, I think we can still get the car to India by the end of 2022.
For the uninitiated, Fisker is an American company well-known for producing the Fisker Karma, a luxury plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that debuted in 2008. The Fisker Ocean e-SUV is slated to go on sale in the USA in late-2021, and then in the European markets and China in 2022. The Indian launch would take place only after that, sometime by 2025. The company has a long-term plan for the Indian market and chances are that it may set-up an assembling facility here. In a statement given to carandbike, last week, below is what Fisker said on that matter:
"We designed our Fisker Ocean EV to be extremely space-efficient, and we can offer lower-cost versions that would be very competitive in India, in the mid-market segment. Ultimately we may look at a local assembly in India to lower-cost further. We want to deliver the world's most sustainable premium electric vehicle to Indian consumers through our App. By going directly to our customers we save costs that we can pass on to our customers."
The Fisker Ocean employs an 80 kWh battery that can give a range of 480 km. The company is yet to disclose the power and torque figures, but it has revealed that a 0-100 km/h sprint takes just 3.0 seconds. The pure electric SUV will be available in two-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive variants.
In the USA, the Fisker Ocean will undercut the Tesla Model 3, which is a sedan. The starting price is $37,499 (INR 27,01,052.97), which rolls down to $29,999 (INR 21,44,067.53) after federal tax credit. It would also be available on a flexible leasing plan starting at $379 (INR 27,087.62) per month, the price includes all maintenance and service of the vehicle. Pre-bookings are already open, and early birds can reserve their unit for a token amount of just $250 (17,867.83).
Frisker hopes to produce over 1 million vehicles with global and localised supply chains across the U.S., Europe, and China, between 2022 and 2027.
[Source 1: autocarpro.in]
[Source 2: carandbike]