• Fisker debuts R500,000 electric SUV

    Date:6 January 2020 Author: Leila Stein Tags:,

    Electric vehicles have seen a significant boom, with many major names in the industry making their own all-electric cars. BMW, Jaguar, Nissan, and Tesla have already put theirs on the road. Now, car designer Henrik Fisker has released a first look at his own companies electric vehicle.

    The release of the Fisker Ocean, ahead of the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), is the company’s first mass-market electric vehicle.

    According to The Verge, the car is meant to start retailing at around R534,000 ($37,500). It is expected to get roughly between 400-500 km per charge. Fisker plans to release the Ocean near the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022.

    In order to achieve this range, the Ocean is said to have an 80-kilowatt hour battery pack. The car will also save on power by using the solar panels fitted to the roof to control the temperature in the cabin, taking pressure off the battery to power those internal mechanisms.

    Fisker has said that the car will be fully vegan, avoiding animal products when making the seat linings and carpets and rather using 100 percent polycarbonate polyurethane surfaces and 100 percent reinforced Rayon backing.

    Other interesting, but more gimmicky additions teased by Fisker, included a karaoke mode and “California mode” which rolls down all the windows to make a pseudo-convertible.

    Image: Fisker Inc/ Twitter

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