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So… I’m a Californian who currently owns a hybrid (Lexus 450h). Wife drives a 1997 BMW Z3 that I think she’ll keep forever. I probably have one more car in me and was thinking it’s time to go EV. Was leaning toward a Tesla Model Y until I came across pictures and videos of the Ocean. REALLY like the appearance, colors, and options. If I had to make a decision tomorrow, I would order an Ultra with the winter package and Smart Traction options. (Hope those options are one time costs and not some kind of ongoing subscription fee. That could be a deal breaker.). I have a reservation but I will not pull the final trigger until I’ve had a chance to see AND drive the Ocean. I’m more than a little concerned about being a first adopter with so much money at stake.

I’m continuing to do a ton of homework and this forum will be a big help!
 

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So… I’m a Californian who currently owns a hybrid (Lexus 450h). Wife drives a 1997 BMW Z3 that I think she’ll keep forever. I probably have one more car in me and was thinking it’s time to go EV. Was leaning toward a Tesla Model Y until I came across pictures and videos of the Ocean. REALLY like the appearance, colors, and options. If I had to make a decision tomorrow, I would order an Ultra with the winter package and Smart Traction options. (Hope those options are one time costs and not some kind of ongoing subscription fee. That could be a deal breaker.). I have a reservation but I will not pull the final trigger until I’ve had a chance to see AND drive the Ocean. I’m more than a little concerned about being a first adopter with so much money at stake.

I’m continuing to do a ton of homework and this forum will be a big help!
Welcome. With regard to the options, I'm fairly sure these will be one time options. It's even possible that some features may be installed at production and can be activated later by purchase. Fisker mentioned future OTA updates that may include subscriptions for certain things like new drive modes.

I'm sure many of us are anxious to see the car in person at some point before the end of the year before making the purchase decision.
 

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So… I’m a Californian who currently owns a hybrid (Lexus 450h). Wife drives a 1997 BMW Z3 that I think she’ll keep forever. I probably have one more car in me and was thinking it’s time to go EV. Was leaning toward a Tesla Model Y until I came across pictures and videos of the Ocean. REALLY like the appearance, colors, and options. If I had to make a decision tomorrow, I would order an Ultra with the winter package and Smart Traction options. (Hope those options are one time costs and not some kind of ongoing subscription fee. That could be a deal breaker.). I have a reservation but I will not pull the final trigger until I’ve had a chance to see AND drive the Ocean. I’m more than a little concerned about being a first adopter with so much money at stake.

I’m continuing to do a ton of homework and this forum will be a big help!
With over 30,000 reservation holders ahead of you, I'm sure that most of the bugs will have been worked out by the time Fisker gets to your car. I'm also not an early adopter type (as I've said here repeatedly, I want to read a review and see safety results before pulling the trigger, although I may risk the $25 nonrefundable fee to reserve because I'm getting impatient. o_O)
 

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@baydreamer your self control is both admirable and baffling haha. You are losing time with your Ocean over $25!
My self control is starting to wear thin. I don't think it'll last much longer. I asked yesterday on Twitter to one of the Fisker pages (there are 2; one for Fisker and one for Henrik) if safety and road tests were coming up. So far no answer.
 

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If anyone lives I think in Michigan that is where all the safety testing is done someone get a drone and fly around that facility and see if they have the oceans over their yet. I doubt they will until the summer. But I am sure in a month or 2 they will start getting prototypes ready to be shipped to the EPA for these tests. Just track the ship manifest system if you know what the departure origin will be.

PS. Found this on the EPA site thought it was interesting


Range Testing for Electric Vehicles
An all-electric vehicle (EV) produces no smog-forming or greenhouse gas emissions from its tailpipe. For EVs, vehicle testing provides important label information, such as fuel economy and range.
For EV range testing:
  1. A vehicle with a fully charged battery is driven continuously over the EPA city cycle until the battery is depleted and the vehicle can drive no further. The distance driven is recorded. This is repeated, again starting with a full charge, over the EPA highway cycle, again recording the distance driven when the battery is depleted. This “single cycle” test consists of multiple repeat drives of the city or highway cycle.
  2. Automakers also have the option of doing a multi-cycle test, which consists of four city cycles, two highway cycles, and two constant speed cycles.*
  3. All testing is done in a laboratory on a dynamometer.
  4. The city and highway driving ranges determined from this testing are adjusted to account for real-world factors that are not represented on the laboratory test procedures. These factors include such things the impact of air conditioning, of cold temperatures, and of high speed and aggressive driving behavior. Although the regulations allow some optional approaches, the most common approach is to use a factor of 0.7 to adjust all the test parameters, including range. For example:
    • An EV achieves 200 miles on the highway laboratory test. Real-world highway driving range → 200 x 0.7 = 140 miles to account for aggressive driving and HVAC use.
  5. The adjusted city and highway range values are weighted together by 55% and 45%, respectively, to determine the combined city and highway driving range that appears on the EPA fuel economy label. For example:
    • Assume an adjusted city range of 168 miles and an adjusted highway range of 140 (from example above). The official combined range value → (0.55 x 168) + (0.45 x 140) = 155 miles (values are rounded to the nearest whole number).
 
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