American EV Maker Fisker To Launch 100 Special-Edition Ocean SUVs In India
- American EV giant Fisker Inc has announced to enter the Indian market with the limited-run ‘Extreme Vigyan Edition’ of its Ocean electric SUV.
- It has been named after the company’s India subsidiary – Fisker Vigyan. The term ‘Vigyan” means science in English.
- It has been specially made for India, and only 100 units of the SUV will be sold in the country.
What will power the Fisker Ocean Extreme Vigyan Edition?
- Going by its global-spec version, the Fisker Ocean Extreme Vigyan Edition is likely to be equipped with a dual-motor setup that makes 572hp and 737Nm (572PS/737Nm in boost mode), enabling it to complete the 0-100kmph run under 4 seconds before attaining a top speed of 205 kmph.
- Its 113 kWh battery pack is claimed to offer an impressive range of up to 707 km on a single charge (as per the WLTP cycle).
- The Ocean EV also gets a solar-panel roof that provides additional charge to the battery. When fully exposed to sunlight, this can contribute to an impressive range of over 2,000km per year.
Tech Savvy Machine
When it comes to features, the global-spec Fisker Ocean EV is extremely well-kitted, with key highlights including: –
- 22-inch aero-optimised alloys
- 360-degree camera
- A revolving 17.1-inch touchscreen system
- 575-watt 3D surround sound system
- Digital rear-view mirror
- Powered tailgate
- Front & rear heated seats
- Auto AC
- Smart Traction
- Driving modes: Earth, Fun and Hyper
- Full suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
Deliveries likely to commence by year-end
- Fisker has announced that its homologation is expected to be completed by September, with deliveries likely to commence in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2023.
- Its prices are likely to align with its European counterpart.
- In Germany, the Fisker Ocean Extreme costs 69,950 EUR. That’s almost Rs 64.57 lakh. But if it adopts the CBU route, the final price will also include import taxes and logistical charges that could make it cross the Rs 1 crore mark in India.
Once launched, the American EV will face competition from the BMW iX, Audi e-tron, and Jaguar I-Pace.