California-based electric carmaker Fisker has this week unveiled new video footage and specs for its upcoming Fisker Ocean, a revolutionary electric vehicle it claims is “the world’s most sustainable vehicle” thanks in part to a full-length solar roof and a “state of the art” 80kWh battery.
Announced last year and revealed at CES 2020 in Los Angeles in early January, the Fisker Ocean electric SUV will boast a full-length solar roof which will feed into the vehicles battery and provide “1,000 free, clean miles per year.”
Off a single charge, the battery will provide up to 300 miles (482 km) and more than 200 miles (321 km) off a 30-minute charge.
Expected to be priced at $US37,499 ($A56,850 converted) the Fisker Ocean is set to go on sale in 2022.
“We are aiming to disrupt the automotive industry by challenging all conventions, development time, manufacturing scale-up, customer ownership experience, vehicle financing and service,” said Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker Inc.
“This is no small feat, but we truly believe we are entering a new era where customers are driving the demand for radical change.
“People want mobility as a service, delivered through exciting, affordable vehicles with a hassle-free experience.
“We have delivered the Fisker Ocean in record time: not just another show vehicle, but a drivable production-intent prototype sitting on a fully engineered and durability tested platform, with a production-ready powertrain and battery pack.
“The future is about delivering product value, sustainability and a unique customer experience.”
The Fisker Ocean All-Electric Luxury SUV will measure in at 4,640 millimetres (182.7 inches) in length, 1,930 millimetres (76 inches) in width and 1,615 millimetres (63.6 inches) in height, offering a spacious interior for both front and rear passengers and 566 litres of trunk space.
CNET’s Roadshow compares it in size to the Chevrolet Equinox, which measures in only a few inches skinnier than the Ocean.
Featuring a CCS Type 2 Combo plug with 150kW charging capability the Ocean will be able to be charged through any stations that use technology in line with international standards.
Doubling down on the idea of being the world’s most sustainable vehicle the Fisker Ocean will even feature a vegan interior, with 100% polycarbonate polyurethane surfaces and 100% reinforced rayon backing, and eco-suede interior textures and patterns.