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I've been eyeing a full EV to replace my '08 Nissan Xterra. I was initially planning on a Rivian (after watching Long Way Up), but when I read about their adoption of a subscription model I decided to look elsewhere. Enter Fisker Ocean. Given Central Oregons generous amount of sunshine (even in the winter) the solar roof option seems like a no brainer. I'm about to put in my reservation. I'm really excited for my new ride and to help reduce my carbon footprint.

Update: I pre-ordered the One Launch Edition. It'c currently configured in Great White, but I'm leaning towards the Big Sur Blue.
 

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I'm really excited for my new ride and to help reduce my carbon footprint.
Welcome to the Oceanforums!
I’m sure the Xterra has served you well!

The world needs more folks like you who have decided to reduce their carbon footprint and give our “Blue Marble” the fighting chance to cure itself
 

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I've been eyeing a full EV to replace my '08 Nissan Xterra. I was initially planning on a Rivian (after watching Long Way Up), but when I read about their adoption of a subscription model I decided to look elsewhere. Enter Fisker Ocean. Given Central Oregons generous amount of sunshine (even in the winter) the solar roof option seems like a no brainer. I'm about to put in my reservation. I'm really excited for my new ride and to help reduce my carbon footprint.
Rivian subscription model? Confused. So far we do not know of any Rivian subscription based services. There was a lot of press about the fact that they disclosed plans during their IPO that they expected to be able to offer subscription stop generate addition revenue per vehicle. Fisker has said the same in its AGM earlier this year.

PS, I also have an R!S reservation but have ordered the One because I think it is a better fit for my real needs with better range. Rivian is an amazing vehicle but I really do not need such a big truck.
 

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Rivian subscription model? Confused. So far we do not know of any Rivian subscription based services. There was a lot of press about the fact that they disclosed plans during their IPO that they expected to be able to offer subscription stop generate addition revenue per vehicle. Fisker has said the same in its AGM earlier this year.

PS, I also have an R!S reservation but have ordered the One because I think it is a better fit for my real needs with better range. Rivian is an amazing vehicle but I really do not need such a big truck.
I missed that Fisker was also considering a subscription model. Thanks for the update.
 

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Welcome to the Oceanforums!
I’m sure the Xterra has served you well!

The world needs more folks like you who have decided to reduce their carbon footprint and give our “Blue Marble” the fighting chance to cure itself
It's been a great truck for the 10 years I've owned it, but it's a tad small for me. I hope it serves its next owner as well.
 

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I missed that Fisker was also considering a subscription model. Thanks for the update.
It is insane, but literally every automaker is talking about how much money they are planning to make from subscriptions.
Ford says it will make $20 billion a year by 2030.
GM says it is launch 50 subscription services.

I HATE subscriptions. I think this may be the last car I ever buy if the automakers insist on pushing subscriptions.
 

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Enter Fisker Ocean. Given Central Oregons generous amount of sunshine (even in the winter) the solar roof option seems like a no brainer.

Update: I pre-ordered the One Launch Edition. It'c currently configured in Great White, but I'm leaning towards the Big Sur Blue.
I am going to have to recommend you not buy an Ocean. I want to be the only one in Oregon with one :p. So carry on, nothing to see here….:whistle: ……..
 

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It is insane, but literally every automaker is talking about how much money they are planning to make from subscriptions.
Ford says it will make $20 billion a year by 2030.
GM says it is launch 50 subscription services.

I HATE subscriptions. I think this may be the last car I ever buy if the automakers insist on pushing subscriptions.
It's not surprising, however it is very disappointing. Automakers like Ford and GM have managed to survive over a century without a subscription. I'm willing to tolerate a subscription for something that is continually updated with new content (e.g. streaming video on demand) but when I purchase a car, I want to own the features I paid for. Feature improvements, bug fixes, or safety improvements should be included at no-cost like when you purchase a phone and get software updates included. I'm blaming Tesla for opening pandoras box.
 

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It's not surprising, however it is very disappointing. Automakers like Ford and GM have managed to survive over a century without a subscription. I'm willing to tolerate a subscription for something that is continually updated with new content (e.g. streaming video on demand) but when I purchase a car, I want to own the features I paid for. Feature improvements, bug fixes, or safety improvements should be included at no-cost like when you purchase a phone and get software updates included. I'm blaming Tesla for opening pandoras box.
How did Tesla open Pandora's box? Until they announced the FSD subscription last year, the only subscription they ever had was premium connectivity and they were likely the last company to start charging for connectivity.
 

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How did Tesla open Pandora's box? Until they announced the FSD subscription last year, the only subscription they ever had was premium connectivity and they were likely the last company to start charging for connectivity.
They were the first automaker I recall hearing talk about a subscription. Perhaps there were others and I missed them.
 

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You've convinced me, I'm going to get a Honda Insight. They're the Cadillac of hybrids. Enjoy being the sole Ocean owner in Oregon!
I’m guessing that Cadillac of Hybrids clip pays homage to the 1995 Get Shorty clip with the same 2 actors (Danny Devito and John Travolta) except in that movie the minivan is the “Cadillac of Minivans”. Great stuff!

Funny, my nephew (my only nephew) drives an Insight :p
 

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I've been eyeing a full EV to replace my '08 Nissan Xterra. I was initially planning on a Rivian (after watching Long Way Up), but when I read about their adoption of a subscription model I decided to look elsewhere. Enter Fisker Ocean. Given Central Oregons generous amount of sunshine (even in the winter) the solar roof option seems like a no brainer. I'm about to put in my reservation. I'm really excited for my new ride and to help reduce my carbon footprint.

Update: I pre-ordered the One Launch Edition. It'c currently configured in Great White, but I'm leaning towards the Big Sur Blue.
Welcome to this forum @ matthewl4224!!!!😁
 
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