FMVSS testing completed for Fisker Ocean SUV

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The electric Fisker Ocean has completed and met all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) testing required for US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) self-certification, in addition to meeting New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) standards for a five-star rating. The testing was conducted by an internationally recognized agency.

“Fisker engineered the structure of the Fisker Ocean to achieve a five-star crash rating according to the NCAP,” said Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO, Fisker. “An official five-star rating will now be possible should NHTSA select a Fisker Ocean for testing.”

Fisker’s Ocean model also recently received WLTP certification in Europe of 707km for its Extreme trim level with 20in wheels. Fisker anticipates that it will achieve full European regulatory approval by the end of April 2023, ahead of customer deliveries.

Additionally, the OEM is seeking to gain an official Certificate of Conformity (CoC) with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to validate the Fisker Ocean Extreme range. The vehicle manufacturer provided the agency with a complete vehicle description and range test data recorded during a rolling road test at an independent, third-party test laboratory. Fisker is also pursuing a California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification in California and 17 other jurisdictions in the USA.

Following the WLTP certification for the Extreme trim level with 20in wheels, the Fisker Ocean Extreme with optional 22in wheels has achieved a combined WLTP range of up to 701km. Fisker is utilizing its dual-homologation approach for Europe and the USA, with European deliveries preceding North America.

“This strategy ensures we can maintain a steady production ramp and have a sufficient quantity of vehicles ready for initial deliveries in Europe and the US while avoiding the cost of vehicle storage until approvals arrive,” said Fisker.

“Homologating simultaneously places an extra workload on our teams, but we are utilizing the benefits of an agile organization by opportunistically shifting our plans and delivering vehicles in Europe first. I appreciate the patience of our reservation holders and am excited to get vehicles in the hands of our customers.

“These WLTP range results for the 20in and 22in wheels and tires are another example of the Fisker Ocean leading with design, innovation and sustainability. Our talented engineering team has gone over every detail to deliver best-in-market range combined with high-quality craftsmanship to our Fisker Ocean Extreme European customers.”

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