And the Tesla Cybertuck is still nowhere to be seen.
The first 2023 Fisker Ocean has officially been delivered to a customer in Denmark. This news comes hot off the company's announcement that it cleared European certification as of last week. The first customer delivery took place at the Fisker Center+ facility in Copenhagen, with Fisker Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker there to personally hand off the vehicle, an Ocean One launch edition model that's limited to 5,000 units.
This particular example was finished in Great White with 22-inch AirGlider black wheels and a white Sea Salt interior with white Alcantara seats. It's a slightly underwhelming combination given what is available on the configurator, but we are just happy to see that an Ocean has finally been delivered around a year and a half since its production debut at the 2021 LA Auto Show.
Editor's note: the original prototype was shown just a few months after the Tesla Cybertruck, but was delivered first.
Fisker claims that the Ocean is worth the wait since it offers the longest range of any electric SUV in Europe in One and Extreme guises. In the UK, the Ocean is rated at 440 miles with the 20-inch wheels or 336-miles on the 22-inch wheels (WLTP measurements). The company ran its own independent tests and believes the SUV will be rated at 350 miles on the US EPA cycle. In other words, it will go 20 miles further than a Tesla Model Y and two miles further than a Model X.
"The entire Fisker team is excited to get the Fisker Ocean One launch edition to our reservation holders," said Henrik Fisker ahead of the May 5th delivery. "We intend to deliver all Ocean Ones by the end of September while also initiating some deliveries of the Fisker Ocean Extreme, starting in Europe with the US to follow."
The company did not give any specific dates of when to expect US customer deliveries, but it can't be too far off now. Fisker initiated a dual homologation process for the Ocean in Europe and the US simultaneously in an attempt to get quicker approval to suit production and sales timing. "Our unique business model enables this level of flexibility, which we are now capitalizing on," Fisker said.
Fisker also built a few mid-trim Ocean Ultras with all-wheel-drive and Ocean Sports with front-wheel-drive for testing and homologation purposes. These examples recently rolled off the assembly line at Magna Steyr. Actual production units will be built in September.
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