Fisker Claims Coast-to-Coast Potential With Charger Tie-Up

Fisker claims a tie-up with an EV charger network could see its upcoming Ocean SUV achieve coast-to-coast touring capabilities.

The Fisker Ocean will make its global debut at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (2020 CES) along with the announcement of a partnership with Electrify America, which claims to be the largest open DC fast-charging network in the US. Both companies claims drivers will get more than 200 miles of range from 30 minutes of charging and that they are also working together on further reducing charge times without compromising battery life.

The deal offers Fisker Ocean owners access to a growing network of 800 charging stations and about 3,500 chargers across 45 states by 2021. They will also have automatic recognition of the vehicle at Electrify America charging stations, a free miles package from Fisker and the ability to find charging stations through the Fisker Flexee mobile app.

Giovanni Palazzo, president and CEO of Electrify America, said: “As part of our shared mission to increase electric vehicle adoption, we look forward to offering our network of ultra-fast public chargers to take Fisker customers from coast-to-coast and advancing e-mobility throughout the United States.”

Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker, added: “The world will get to see the fully-engineered vehicle, which rides on a production-ready platform – signaling our intent to get it to market efficiently. Fisker customers will enjoy Overall, Fisker Ocean will serve as a model for how desirable EVs can replace gasoline vehicles as practical daily drivers.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_



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