Updated: Jul 7
Written by Kfir Kedem - May 07, 2020
Fisker is switching sights from building eco-friendly sports cars to developing a fully sustainable vehicle. They have recently announced the Ocean, an electric SUV manufactured from 100% recycled materials. Even the suede used for the interior is recycled from plastic, bottles, and T-shirts. Fisker is of course recycling their own manufacturing waste by reusing excess rubber from their tires.
Of course, the electric car can be plugged in to charge, however, Fisker took sustainability a step further and installed solar panels on the roof for truly ecological charging. The solar panel roof can still be opened if the driver wishes to experience the breeze of an open sunroof.
Production is set to start in 2021 with the first vehicles rolling out in 2022. Fisker believes their Ocean will challenge the Tesla Model X and is planning to produce over a million vehicles at a very competitive $37,499.
Auto trendy’s take:
It is great to see developments and innovation in sustainability. Sustainability is an automotive market trend and innovating such a car definitely gives Fisker an upper hand compared to its competitors. Looking at Fisker’s history, they have only produced one other car, the Fisker Karma. Only 1,800 Karmas were sold in North America and Europe in 2012. As such, it’s exciting to see their ambition to mass produce the Ocean and it would be interesting to see their level of success in penetrating the electric SUV market.