Fisker CEO Henrik Fisker announced on Tuesday that the EV maker will ship three vehicles to the United States for the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) tests. The CEO confirmed the start of the production for November 17 at the Austrian facility located in Graz.
“Fisker Ocean EV testing! 3 test cars getting shipped to US this week for ADAS (FI-Pilot) testing. Start of production on schedule for November 17th this year!!!!!”, he wrote on LinkedIn.
Testing ADAS systems is a common process before the start of the production to expose the vehicle to situations that trigger the system to intervene measuring the outcome to assess system performance.
The five-passenger Fisker Ocean Sport features a range of 250 mile (U.S.) with a starting price of $37,499 in the US. The top trim Fisker Ocean Extreme travels 350 miles (U.S.) on a single charge with dual motor all-wheel-drive, three driving modes and many first-to-market safety features.
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Last week, Fisker unveiled that its first model Fisker Ocean will make the debut in the U.K. at 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed Electric Avenue. The CEO Henrik Fisker said that, based on reservations numbers, expects the U.K. to be Europe’s second biggest electric vehicle market. Fisker added that the right-hand drive vehicles will be available in mid-2023 for the U.K. market.
“We are on track to start Fisker Ocean production in November at a carbon-neutral factory in Austria. The U.K. market is vital to Fisker, so right-hand drive Fisker Ocean vehicles will be available by mid-2023,” said CEO Henrik Fisker. “Based on current reservation numbers, we expect the U.K. to be Europe’s second biggest electric vehicle market. Goodwood Festival of Speed Electric Avenue is the ideal location to make the U.K. debut of the Fisker Ocean and highlight all the exciting, cool features in the vehicle.”
Earlier in the week, Henrik Fisker was among the invited speakers at the Deutsche Bank Conference where he said that expects to increase prices for vehicles as soon as 2024. In addition, Fisker CEO said the company is approaching the end of a supply chain crisis. Henrik explained that Fisker worked with a supplier to redesign a part to use a different chip that wasn’t in short supply.
Recently, the EV maker announced that has surpassed 50,000 reservations for its first model Fisker Ocean and 3,200 for Pear model. The production for the second model is expected to begin in 2024 and prototype testing slated in late 2022. Fisker added that PEAR model will be “fully revealed in the second half of 2023 and enter production at a plant in 2024. “With development well underway, prototype testing is expected to begin at the end of 2022,” the company stated.