Fisker is pointing to provider points as the rationale behind a gradual manufacturing ramp-up of its Ocean electrical SUV.
The corporate on Friday reported that simply 1,022 Oceans have been produced within the second quarter at contractor Magna’s facility in Austria. This included a mixture of buyer automobiles and automobiles supposed for “advertising and marketing and engineering functions,” a Fisker press launch stated.
The tempo of the Ocean’s launch has been gradual. Manufacturing began on time in November 2022, however deliveries did not begin till six months later. These first automobiles went to Europe; U.S. deliveries have been on account of begin June 19.
Within the launch saying the Q2 manufacturing whole, Fisker stated some suppliers “had challenges ramping to focused Q2 ranges, as they didn’t obtain elements from sub-suppliers in a well timed method.”
“The corporate is concentrated on working with all suppliers to ramp to the required volumes,” the discharge stated. “Fisker exceeded its focused meeting charge of 80 items per day and expects to automobiles produced to exceed 1,400 in early July.”
The automaker additionally stated it might spend money on further battery-pack capability, supporting “greater volumes than initially anticipated subsequent yr.” Fisker has additionally teased the thought of swappable batteries however hasn’t but gone into particulars.
2023 Fisker Ocean pre-production at Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria
The information follows the looks of what seem like extra detailed renderings of Fisker’s Challenge Ronin electrical sports activities automotive. The renderings appeared on a Fisker fanatic’s Instagram web page, however not on the corporate’s official web page. Challenge Ronin was introduced in 2022, focusing on a 2024 launch.
In Could the corporate dramatically lowered its 2023 quantity expectations and delayed the Pear EV follow-up model—though it did tease an off-road model of the Ocean.