Overview – Fisker Ocean Extreme
Customers should be excited because Fisker just announced they will be delivering the new Fisker Ocean in June 2023 to customers.
The 2023 Fisker Ocean Extreme is an all-new, all-electric compact SUV from a new company, founded by Henrik Fisker, who previously designed the Fisker Karma luxury plug-in hybrid sedan.
The car is a top-of-the-line all-electric SUV that offers a range of up to 350 miles on a single charge of its a 75-100 kWh battery capacity.
Impressively it can tow 2,040-4,000 lbs. It features an all-wheel-drive, dual-motor setup that produces 540 horsepower and accelerates to 60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds.
The exterior is designed in the vein of the Range Rover Evoque, and it features a 17.1-inch center touchscreen that rotates vertically and horizontally.
Other features include a mode that opens the roof panel, side windows, and rear glass to give the cabin the feel of a convertible. This model is the latest addition to Fisker’s lineup, which began with the ill-fated Fisker Karma in 2012.
The MSRP for the Ocean Extreme is $68,999, and production runs of the other Ocean models have sold out.
First Thoughts On Driving – 2023
The Fisker Ocean feels solid in operation with good fit and finish.
The interior features comfortable, supportive seating and an easy-to-read 17.1-inch Foxconn-made rotating screen, providing a premium experience despite a significant use of plastic.
The Ocean provides strong off-the-line performance, a comfortably firm ride, and well-balanced regenerative braking capabilities.
Unique features include the California mode, which allows for all windows and the sunroof to open with a single push of a button, and the solar roof, potentially contributing to an additional 1,500 miles of range annually under ideal conditions.
However, we note several drawbacks: ergonomics of the inside door handle and the center console, lack of a glove box, limited rearward visibility, touchscreen-operated air vents, and unpredictably long brake pedal travel.
Some electronic glitches were experienced, including issues with the vehicle shifting into Drive, sporadic engagement of the electronic parking brake, and inconsistencies with the California mode operation.
Fisker Ocean Extreme – Energy And Carbon Efficiency
The Fisker Ocean Extreme has one of the lowest carbon emissions figures among SUVs, with 98 gCO2/mi (61 gCO2/km).
This is lower than the Ford Mustang Mach-E SR AWD, BMW i7 xDrive60, and Jaguar I-Pace EV400.
It is slightly higher than the Volkswagen ID5 and Hyundai IONIQ 6.
Overall, the Fisker Ocean Extreme has a very impressive carbon emissions rating, and is one of the cleanest cars available on the market.
In June 2023, besides starting delivery Fisker also announced that the Fisker Ocean has achieved the lowest published carbon footprint of any electric SUV in its market segment.
The company has released a 35-page Life Cycle Assessment Report (LCA). It supports Fisker’s claims of having the world’s most sustainable vehicles.
The LCA highlights unprecedented sustainability from raw materials to the vehicle’s “end of use.”
According to Patrick Newsom, Fisker’s Head of ESG, “This LCA is a critical step toward meeting our aspiration to create a climate-neutral vehicle by 2027.”
This also means that ShrinkThatFootprint’s figures above for the carbon emissions per distance traveled is an incomplete underestimate of its carbon efficiency.
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
The 2023 Fisker Ocean Extreme offers a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive powertrain that produces up to 540 horsepower and achieves a maximum range of 350 miles.
It accelerates to 60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds, and is capable of towing up to 4000 pounds. It also features 20-inch wheels on low-rolling-resistance tires and an optional set of performance tires mounted on 22-inch rims.
It has a fast charger that can provide 200 miles of range in half an hour, and a home charger that can provide 25 miles of range an hour. It is the same length and height as a Tesla Model Y, but is almost 3 inches wider.
Interior Comfort and Cargo Dimensions
The interior is designed with a straightforward layout and is lined with reclaimed materials for sustainability, without any animal products, and should have plenty of space for occupants in both rows.
It includes a digital gauge cluster, power-adjustable steering column, and power rear liftgate.
The front-drive Ocean has a fixed-glass panoramic sunroof, while all-wheel-drive models have a panoramic glass roof with a retractable panel.
The California mode opens the roof, side windows, and rear glass to create an open-air experience.
It has a SolarSky roof fitted to the most expensive models to capture the sun’s energy, and “Doggie” windows for a wind-in-their-snout sensation.
Infotainment, Tech and Connectivity
The 2023 Fisker Ocean Extreme includes a large 17.1 infotainment vertically oriented touchscreen that rotate on all but the base model, as well as a rearview mirror with a digital camera feed.
It is compatible with most EV charging stations, and it is also equipped with optional roof-mounted solar panels (called SolarSky as we mentioned above).
It comes standard with a smartphone app to access the vehicle, and has over-the-air updates. It also has a “Park My Car” self-parking feature.
The Fisker Ocean SUV is equipped with a PowerBank system, which allows you to use your Fisker Ocean’s battery as a mobile power source.
This technology lets you use your Fisker Ocean as an emergency power source to run your entire home for up to seven days, giving you peace of mind during a power outage.
Furthermore, PowerShare allows you to connect your Fisker Ocean’s charge port to another EV, giving them an emergency boost. Finally, the External Power Outlet allows you to power appliances, electronics, and more until long after the sun goes down.
Fisker’s PowerBank System
Fisker’s “PowerBank system” is a suite of technologies that allows the Fisker Ocean’s battery to be used as a multifunctional mobile power source.
This concept extends the usability of the electric vehicle beyond mere transportation and allows it to function as an auxiliary power source in different scenarios.
Officially, the PowerBank system comprises three main features:
- PowerHouse Technology: This uses the Fisker Ocean’s battery as an emergency power source for your home. In emergency situations, it can potentially power a home at 50% normal usage for up to seven days. This could be extremely useful during power outages or natural disasters. However, additional equipment is required to connect the vehicle to the home’s power system.
- PowerShare: This feature allows the Fisker Ocean to share its charge with another electric vehicle. It effectively turns the Ocean into a mobile charging station that can give an emergency boost to another EV, enhancing the practicality and versatility of the vehicle.
- External Power Outlet: This functionality provides power to run appliances, electronics, and other devices. It could be particularly useful in outdoor settings, like camping or tailgating, where access to a traditional power source might be limited.
Overall, the PowerBank system showcases the potential of electric vehicles to function not just as a means of transportation but also as mobile power units, providing energy resilience and versatility in a variety of situations.
The 2023 Fisker Ocean Extreme has not yet been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The new-vehicle warranty is for six years or 60,000 miles, whichever happens first, and includes roadside assistance. The all-electric powertrain and battery are protected for 10 years or 100,000 miles, with the battery covered for 75% efficiency.
The 2023 Fisker Ocean Extreme is a top-of-the-line all-electric SUV that offers up to 350 miles of range and a range of features and amenities.
It is designed in the vein of the Range Rover Evoque, and features all-wheel-drive, dual-motor powertrain, a 17.1-inch center touchscreen, and a unique California mode that opens the roof and side windows.
It is also compatible with most EV charging stations and comes with an 8-year/100,000-mile battery warranty.
The Ocean is a great option for those looking for an all-electric SUV, with a relatively affordable starting price, a good range, and plenty of features and tech. It has a great design, with a SolarSky roof, Doggie windows, and a rotating touchscreen. It is still awaiting crash tests, so safety features are still unknown.
|Number Of Seats||5 people|
Estimated Energy Efficiency
|Efficiency (mi/kWh)||3.9 mi/kWh|
|Efficiency (km/kWh)||6.3 km/kWh|
|Horsepower||549 HP (557 PS)|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||3 seconds|
|Towing Weight||No data|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Fast Charge Power Max||250 kW DC|
|Fast Charge Time||29 min|
|Adult Safety Rating||none|
|Child Safety Rating||none|
|Date Of Availability||Expected April 2023|
|Estimated Price||£59,900 / $70,000|
Estimated Carbon Efficiency (Grid/Country Dependent)
|USA||98 gCO2/mi (61 gCO2/km)|
|Iceland||8 gCO2/mi (5 gCO2/km)|
|Canada||22 gCO2/mi (22 gCO2/km)|
|France||27 gCO2/mi (17 gCO2/km)|
|Efficient Gas Car||272 g CO2/mi (170 g CO2/km)|
|Size (kWh)||100.0 kWh|
|Voltage (V)||400 V|
|WLTP Range (km)||630|
|Car Length||188 inches (4775 mm)|
|Car Width||79 inches (1995 mm)|
|Car Height||64 inches (1631 mm)|
|Cargo (Trunk or Boot) Volume||0 cu ft (0 L)|
|Frunk Volume||0 cu ft (0 L)|