Fisker Inc. has revealed the production version of its first electric vehicle, the Ocean SUV at the 2021 LA Auto show. It is similar to the first prototype, that debuted at the 2020 consumer Electronics Show through there are few new standout features that includes 17.1 inch touch screen that rotates from portrait to landscape orientation.
The CEO of Fisker Inc. said that, When you use the phone and type on it or hold it like this and when you take the picture, or if you want to watch the movie you turn the phone around. Fisker didn’t elaborate any further on why a rotating touch screen the size of the small TV may be useful.
The screen default to portrait orientation the 17.1 inch screen in the lower trims does not rotate. The feature that was touted in the original prototype also locked to the top trim of the ocean is the solar roof. They says the panels will be able to capture enough energy from the sun to power up 1500 miles of driving per year.
The middle trim the Ocean Ultra will cost $49,999 while the Base Ocean sports that costs, $379 per month and has 30,000 mile annual driving limit. All 3 trims will come with the advance driver assistance system Fisker Inc is developing. The company claims that, the Ocean sport will get around 250 miles of range.
The company is working with the Chinese battery supplier CATL, to put Lithium ion phosphate batteries in the sport that is similar to what Tesla is starting to do with its shorter range cars. Ocean Ultra and Ocean extreme both uses the pack built with Lithium manganese cobalt oxide batteries, that can stretch the range to 340 miles and 350 miles respectively.
The company says that, all the 3 versions of the Ocean will be able to charge other electric cars or an owner home, part of the startup larger mission of promoting clean energy. Final version of the Ocean revealed, is what will get built late next year by the Australian automotive supplier Magna as Fisker Inc taking an extraordinary asset light approach to being an Automaker. That asset the light approach arguably helped Fisker Inc, that survive long enough to bask in the SPAC merger boom that helped it raise more than $1 billion.