Fisker Officially Announces An Extreme Off-Road Package For The Ocean Called ’Force E’
With a portable water tank, this package will make the Ocean a rescue vehicle as wellby Sidd Dhimaan, on
Earlier this month, Fisker teased a new off-road avatar of the recently-unveiled Ocean SUV.The renders released back then showed the SUV with off-road tires, wider stance and featured ‘UN’ lettering on it suggesting that it would be pitched as a rescue vehicle.
As it turns out, Fisker has made this official. Moniker’d as ‘Force E’, the off-road package is targeting rescue operations and will certainly invoke interest among various organizations involved in humanitarian activities. Well, the automaker seems serious about the Ocean SUV after a couple of not-so-successful attempts with its earlier products.
What Is The Force E Package?
In the earlier renders released by Fisker, the SUV was seen with off-road tires, wider stance, high-intensity lighting, and so on. There was a bull bar sort of a guard on the face and a spare tire placed on the hood; ‘on the hood’ because the Ocean doesn’t come with a frunk. Other renderings displayed a roof rack with auxiliary lighting. It also seemed to have a wider stance and sat higher off the ground that the standard Ocean.
Fisker threw further light on this and revealed a new overhaul package called the Force E. The package will be reserved for the all-wheel-drive model only. Up front, the Ocean equipped with the Force E package will feature a brush guard and tow hooks, along with extra lighting. The roof rack will also feature a light bar.
A tool mount will be offered on the tailgate, and so will a plug to run external power. Not to mention the truck will be off-road-ready with an upgraded suspension that will lift the SUV higher off the ground. The automaker also announced that the cabin will come "certain upgrades with more rugged and durable materials."
A Portable Water Tank With A Tap Sits In The Frunk Area
The spare tire will indeed be mounted on the hood itself. Although it sits sunk deep in the hood, it’d better be mounted carefully because there is a risk of the tire moving from its position and cracking the windshield under hard movements. Reminds you of the Land Rover Series 1, doesn’t it?
Like I mentioned earlier, the Ocean doesn’t feature a frunk. However, Fisker has made use of the space underneath by equipping a portable water tank. The outlet tap for the same peeps out next to the license plate. If the tap doesn’t sit flush with the body, there are high chances of it being broken sooner or later.
A High-Performance Model In The Making?
Henrik Fisker further said that the Force E package is one of the four packages announced for the SUV. It will automatically get the California mode as well. Wondering what it is? Fisker has a feature on the Ocean wherein all the window panels, including the rear windshield, roll down at the touch of a button to create an open-air atmosphere.
The automaker further announced that the Force E package is available with the 300-horsepower Ocean for now, but a high-performance model will follow later on. Could this high-performance model be one of the four packages?
Will The International Agencies Like The U.N. Be Interested in It?
When the renders were released last week, they featured ‘UN’ stickers on the front doors. Henrik Fisker told TopGear that “the low center of gravity and wide track brings added stability and makes the Fisker Ocean a perfect clean sustainable utility vehicle, that can be used by international organizations, which need to deploy rescue vehicles in rural areas, it can also be used as a zero-emission military version to transport military personnel, as oil is one of the largest expenses for the military.”
The Fisker Ocean was showcased earlier this year at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show. This is what we know about the electric SUV until now:
- Slim LED Headlights and Taillights
- Radars Up Front For Autonomous Abilities
- Front hood/trunk Cannot Be Opened; No Frunk
- Turn Indicators On D-pillar For Better Visibility To Truckers
- Air Ducts On The Rear Bumper For Airflow To The Batteries
- Door Handles Sit Flush With The Body When Not In Use
- 22-inch Wheels
- Rear Windshield Can Be Rolled Down
- Apparently The “World’s Most Sustainable Vehicle”
- 100-percent Vegan Cabin
- Small Screen In Place Of Instrument Cluster
- Big Touchscreen On The Center Console
- Wireless Charging
- Karaoke Mode That Displays Song Lyrics on The Head-up Display
- Five Buttons Below The Touchscreen For Most Commonly Used Functions
- 80-kWh Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
- Minimum Range Of 250 Miles
- Solar Panel On The Roof That Can Add 1,000 Miles Annually
- 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds
- It Will Be Offered With Multiple Powertrains To Choose From
- Base Model With A Single Motor
- Starts at $37,499, Which Effectively Comes Down To $29,999 With The $7,500 Federal Tax Credit
Henrik Fisker looks like a man with a plan who’s going all guns blazing with the Ocean. The sub-$30,000 price tag after federal tax credits makes this a drool-worthy product to the customers. If the U.S. armed services add the Ocean to their ranks, it will be a big boost not only in terms of revenue, but also for the brand’s credibility amongst the ‘civilian’ customers.
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