Fisker Inc. has been quietly in the market for so long, consumers may have almost forgotten it Other FiskerThe company certainly isn’t mad about it, and sure wants the market to focus fully on its electric present and future. It delivered its first Ocean electric SUV this month and built on that momentum with the all-new Force E, a special-edition off-road package designed to bring more power to a segment dominated by ICE icons like Jeep. Multiple battery power Wrangler and Land Rover Defender.
If the Force E’s name sounds familiar, that’s because Fisker originally used it for design studies shortly after the Ocean’s 2020 debut. The Force-E is more extreme and tactical than its latest iteration, toned down as it moves toward its planned 2023 launch date.
Fisker has made it clear that it’s designed to end ICE’s untouched dominance off-road, and the Ocean Force E will be the weapon it wields. It’s a bold plan, and Fisker will adapt the Ocean accordingly, putting it on 33-inch all-terrain tires on 20-inch (51-centimeter) reinforced wheels and adding specialized suspension dampers to help take bumps and punctures Pain from harsh jolts. The Force E kit will also add a full-length titanium guard plate below the battery pack, as well as independently mounted front and rear skid plates.
“The car is going to be a beast,” promises chairman and chief executive Henrik Fisker. “We’ve pulled out all the stops. I think it’s exciting to be in this segment, and what better way for those of you who like to go off-road and enjoy nature than with zero emissions?”
The Force E package will also bring some available interior mods, including rubber floor mats, extra handles and tie-down points. A roof basket will be available as an accessory, and if the teaser images are any indication, the package will also offer beefy fender flares, front auxiliary lighting, bumper reinforcements, tow hooks, and maybe some loud, flashy graphics.
Unfortunately, the recessed spare wheel and grille-style freshwater faucet seem destined to remain for 2020.
Current Ocean buyers who prefer the Force E need not worry, as it will be available as a conversion on the all-wheel-drive Ocean Ultra and Ocean Extreme models. The Force E will be backed by all 550 horses from the Ocean Extreme’s dual-motor AWD system.
Aside from the Force E upgrade, Fisker’s first SUV has some inherent advantages that make it an interesting off-road option. Fisker estimates its 113-kilowatt-hour “Hyper Range” battery has a top range of 350 miles (563 kilometers) in the U.S., while the SolarSky roof on top of the Extreme model provides enough charge for an estimated range of 1,500 to 2,000 miles (2,400 to 3,200 miles). km) ) increased annual range. The Ocean also offers an outlet for powering tools and electrical equipment, as well as a “California Mode” that drops all eight windows at once for an open-air feel that goes hand-in-hand with a good 4×4.
Fisker is currently developing the Force E off-road kit in its UK Magic Works specialist division, which is directed by former rally driver and Senior Vice President of Engineering David King. It plans to launch a special edition package in the fourth quarter of 2023.
As for the Ocean itself, Henrik Fisker delivered the first model himself to a Danish customer last Friday. The company intends to begin U.S. deliveries in June after Ocean completes certification later this month.