Fisker has requested for a further $5,000 from reservation-holders to lock in a spot for the $68,999 Ocean One launch version with a possible supply in 2023.
With the $250 reservation charge plus the $5,000 “pre-order deposit,” potential consumers have a spot saved in line for the One launch version—primarily the first-year model of the mannequin, which is proscribed to five,000 automobiles.
On Friday, timed precisely as prescribed in a March 31 enterprise replace, the corporate despatched out requests to a few of its earliest reservation-holders.
Some of these, nevertheless, had been reportedly upset that they hadn’t but had the prospect to see the mannequin up shut. Fiskerati, a fansite of these invested within the firm, might have inadvertently confused the matter, citing Henrik Fisker in stating the $5,000 launch version deposit as “only for those who are serious.”
According to Fisker Inc, this was incorrectly reported—or maybe acknowledged—though what the corporate described to Green Car Reports is an order deposit, not a pre-order deposit. This is just not an additional $5,000 refundable deposit, it defined, however an precise down fee on the car. It’s the start of a car buy course of that can contain particular lenders and finance particulars quickly.
2023 Fisker Ocean prototype
“The $5,000, which is only a down fee, is for purchasers/followers that particularly wish to lock down” the launch version car, replied a Fisker spokesperson, and it doesn’t apply to Fisker reservation holders general—for some other mannequin.
It’s common for automakers to ask consumers to agency up the dedication to buy because the construct date approaches. Magna is because of ramp up manufacturing of the Ocean beginning in November, in Austria.
Sometimes this packing order is ready upfront by asking those that need the preliminary version of a car for a better preliminary reservation deposit. For occasion, that’s what Lucid Motors did with a system that collected deposits starting from $7,500 for its first Air Dream Edition fashions down to only $300 for its later Air Pure.
Fisker goals to ship the Ocean One to the U.S., Canada, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway, and Sweden, all from November 2022 on, with the UK and France getting the launch model later subsequent 12 months.
2023 Fisker Ocean pre-production at Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria
The begin of manufacturing for the Ocean continues to be scheduled for November 2022, and Fisker confirmed to Green Car Reports that nothing has modified in regards to the timeline for the Ocean Sport since that March replace. However, in March the corporate declared it would promote out capability by way of most of 2023 with “purchase orders of our premium models.”
As of then, it anticipated to start out manufacturing of the $37,499 Fisker Ocean Sport—set to function extra reasonably priced LFP cells—in late 2023 with increased volumes to comply with in 2024.
Fisker mentioned it plans to not increase costs in 2023 or 2024 till it reaches in regards to the 40,000-vehicle mark. With that, a couple of of these anticipating the entry mannequin would possibly squeak by earlier than any value will increase.