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Checked out the Fisker Ocean EV in person: Here's why I didn't like it

No doubt the styling is good but sadly, the rest feels like it's built for a price and that is a no-go for me.

BHPian 14000rpm recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

I had seen the Fisker Ocean back in '22 when it was displayed at MWC in Barcelona. I liked what I saw back then. I like Henrik Fisker's work when he was with Aston Martin and then with BMW. Fisker Karma included.

Given the pricing strategy, it all sounded like a good competitor to the Model Y and in general other SUV's of similar size which are all over the market place.

Last week I was in Munich for the Oktoberfest and I literally bumped into the Fisker lounge in the busy Marienplatz.

Curiosity got the better of me and soon I was sitting in the Fisker Ocean demo cars and started to fiddle around.

Frankly, I was not so sure of the end product. Sure there are Gimmicks like the TACO Tray, the California mode, Landscape-Portrait rotating Hollywood mode center screen etc. but somehow, the material choices looked like a big let-down. Very cheap feeling plastics with little to no damping to the movement of hinges. I have seen better material quality in a BYD Han- The Ocean's Chinese competitor.

No doubt the styling is good but sadly, the rest feels like it's built for a price and that is a no-go for me.

The staff was pretty honest though. In fact, brutally honest. I asked about Fisker's Geo expansion. Many of the usual suspect Mainland Europe countries are already covered with the Nordic Markets soon to come. However, Finland is not on the list. When I asked if I, hypothetically, want to buy the Ocean, would they sell it from Sweden, the lady honestly said - not a good idea. They've had many SW nags already and hence they believe proximity to a dealership is still vital.

No overselling. Pure facts.

Interestingly they are far ahead on their India plan being spearheaded by Henrik Fisker's India-Origin wife - Geeta Gupta Fisker. She is the CFO and co-founder of Fisker too.

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