The American company Fisker Inc. in the coming weeks will announce the signing of an agreement with Volkswagen about the use of electric modular platforms MEB for the first in its history crossover Ocean.
As reported by the Verge, despite the fact that Fisker continues to work on its own electric platform, and solid state batteries (more efficient and light than the lithium ion), at this point the company decided that it makes more sense to use a modular chassis Volkswagen, which already formed the basis of the presented models ID.3, ID.4 and Cupra el-Born.
This will allow Fisker to bring to market a crossover Ocean – it will compete with mass electrocrusade Tesla Model Y, iX3 BMW, Mercedes-Benz EQC, Ford Mustang Mach-i and Jaguar E-Pace. Note that the platform allows the MEB to be installed on the chassis one or two electric motors, and different capacity batteries.
Talks about a possible collaboration with the Germans Fisker was first held in November 2017, according to their results, were signed the Memorandum of understanding. In December 2018, the parties issued for more serious cooperation agreement. Another agreement on the possibility of using an American company platform MEB can be signed before the end of July.
If cooperation between Fisker and Volkswagen will be held, the Americans by the end of 2021 will build 50-100 pre-production prototypes of the Ocean, and if the model will be successful by the end of 2022 will fall on the conveyor. Earlier it was reported that the first customers will receive their cars in early 2022-th.
Recall the concept of the Fisker Ocean was presented in early January at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The company planned that the base price of the debut of the cross will be $37 499, and this price is not yet able to offer even Tesla for his massive crossover Model Y.