FIRST DRIVE: 2024 Fisker Ocean: is Fisker’s electric SUV worth the wait? | Electrifying

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One of the most keenly anticipated new electric cars is finally set to hit the UK early next year. The Fisker Ocean may have been a long time coming, but patient customers who took a punt on the fledgling carmaker are about to be rewarded for their patience.

The Ocean is the first vehicle from Fisker, Inc. which is the second car company started by CEO Henrik Fisker. The former Aston Martin designer’s first company introduced an electrified luxury saloon to the world before Tesla could, but the range-extender Karma couldn’t quite crack the mainstream.

He has a new plan for success this time around, and that plan starts with this compact SUV that has two rows and seating for five people. It’s called the Ocean, and it’s a direct rival for the Tesla Model Y, Audi Q4 e-tron, BMW iX1 and the Volkswagen ID.4. Prices will eventually start from £34,990, but the first versions to arrive in the UK will the launch special Ocean One that sells for £60,880.

The Ocean One comes with an enormous 113kWh battery pack that delivers a WLTP range of 440 miles – the longest of any SUV on sale in the UK. It can rapid charge at speeds of up to 250kW, which means a 10-80% charge is possible in just over 30 minutes.

The Ocean isn’t a car short on party pieces, and certainly takes a few tips from Tesla’s handbook when it comes to eye-catching features.

There’s an optional full-length solar panel roof, called SolarSky roof. This can deliver up to 1,500 miles of additional driving range per year and as much as 2,000 miles if you live in a sunnier climate. You’ll literally be driving on sunshine if the weather cooperates, and you’ll save money by not having to charge quite so often.

And If sunshine is really your thing, there’s the car’s California Mode. This simultaneously opens all the windows – even the rear one as well as the three-quarter ‘doggie’ windows at the rear. The idea is on warm days, you can have the whole cabin open to the pleasant weather, or hang a surfboard out of the rear boot safely.

Fisker’s had a go at revolutionising infotainment too – no pun intended. The central infotainment display measures up at 17.1-inches, and can rotate from portrait (useful for maps while driving) to a landscape orientation called ‘Hollywood Mode’, on which you can watch films and TV while the car recharges. The system doesn’t feature Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration yet though.

Join Ginny as she takes the Ocean for a drive in America ahead of its arrival in the UK. Are you a fan of the Ocean? Would you choose something else? Let us know in the comments.


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