The Fisker Ocean — Sweet Compact Electric That Looks Just Like The Land Rover Evoque

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The All-Electric Fisker Ocean SUV: It’s gorgeous…But will it impress the loyal, Tesla-obsessed public?

The sleek, sexy 2022 Fisker Ocean is a small electric SUV from the automotive designer Henrik Fisker — known for his groundbreaking designs, including the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and his plug-in hybrid luxury sedan, the short-lived Fisker Karma. And yes, it looks like the very sophisticated Land Rover Evoque…

The Ocean is a very smartly designed SUV that goes for around $40,000 (for base versions) and delivers an estimated range of 250 miles. All other Oceans have an all-wheel-drive, dual-motor setup that generates at least 540 horsepower and accelerates to 60 mph in under 4 seconds. Maximum range for the brand is expected to surpass 350 miles on a single charge.

Inside, the centerpiece of the Ocean’s interior is the oversized touchscreen — that can actually rotate between portrait and landscape orientations, depending on the driving conditions. The Fisker infotainment system comes standard with a Harman/Kardon stereo. All but the Sport model feature the innovative swiveling touchscreen and a more powerful audio system.

Gotta’ love the 17.1-inch center touchscreen display — that actually rotates vertically and horizontally — one touch opens the roof panel, all the side windows, and the rear glass to give the cabin the windswept feel of a convertible. And generate your own power with the solar collection system, located on the roof. This thing’s a science experiment!

Here are the highlights…

80-KWh Lithium-Ion Battery Pack — Minimum Range Of 250 Miles

Solar Panel On The Roof That Can Add 1,000 Miles Of Range Annually

0-60 Mph In 2.9 Seconds

Multiple Powertrains To Choose From

Base Model With A Single E-Motor

The Fisker Ocean is a truly environmentally conscious vehicle. Much of the interior is made using recycled materials, including plastics, used clothing, and renewed rubber. Everything from the carpets to the to the upholstery is created from repurposed waste.

Fisker is using radar within its safety system — including ultrasonic sensors and cameras to create an advanced driver assistance system, dubbed Fisker Intelligent Pilot. Includes automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, intelligent speed assist, emergency lane departure avoidance and traffic sign recognition. It’s well equipped, with solid, responsive technology — but nothing truly earth shattering. The huge screen is the big news.

What’s Ahead for the Fisker 2023

The entry point into the 2023 Ocean lineup is the Sport model, which features a single electric motor powering the front wheels. With 275 horsepower on tap, it’s expected to go from zero to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds. The Ultra and Extreme (and the limited-edition One) have an electric motor on each axle that creates all-wheel drive. With a total system output of up to 550 horses, the quickest version is estimated to sprint from a stop to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. All models are fitted with 20-inch wheels on low-rolling-resistance tires. A set of performance tires mounted on 22-inch rims are also available. The front-drive Ocean is rated to tow 2040 pounds, while all-wheel-drive examples can pull 4000 pounds.

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