Skip to main content

Fisker Announces Rugged, All-Electric Ocean Force-E SUV

The auto industry is deep into the electric vehicle (EV) revolution with the likes of Tesla and Rivian leading the charge (pun intended). As battery technology continues to evolve, manufacturers are looking beyond the limited range of most current EVs. In a few short years, all-electric, zero-emission overlanding could be a very real possibility.

Fisker Ocean Force-E

The Fisker Ocean Force-E (as in “force electric”) builds on Fisker’s forthcoming all-electric Ocean SUV. The upgraded trim is billed as a rugged, go-anywhere variant targeted at military and emergency services. Though currently just a concept, the company’s founder, Henrik Fisker, is touting a long list of overlanding-friendly features. He promises an AWD-only configuration with “large amounts of torque” and a minimum of 300 horsepower with subsequent high-performance variations in development. The Force-E will ride on an upgraded, lifted suspension and beefy, all-terrain beadlock tires with heavy-duty wheels. The concept photos hint at the Force-E’s ability to carry a full-size spare tire in a recessed hood panel. This frees up other points on the car like the roof or rear tailgate for additional storage.

Other off-road-centric essentials could include rally lighting, integrated tow hooks for easy recovery, a brush bar, and hardened skid plates. The vehicle is being designed as a “basecamp” of sorts. The lack of a traditional gas engine under the hood provides adequate room for a large drinking water reservoir with a tap near the lower front bumper. Plus, the rear hatch could house a full toolbox and a substantial auxiliary battery pack for powering gear off-grid or providing other electric vehicles with a jumpstart.

Over the last decade, Fisker has been surrounded by the same drama and tall promises that have plagued its competition. Henrik Fisker launched his eponymous brand in 2013, but it has struggled to get off the ground since. In 2017, Fisker announced “breakthrough” battery technology with one-minute charging and a 500-mile range for electric cars. A year later, it touted the alleged debut of the Fisker EMotion all-electric sport sedan with a promise to run for 400 miles on a single charge. As far as anyone can tell, however, the company has yet to move any of its concepts into full-scale production. So, the future — or not — of the Fisker Ocean remains to be seen.

Fisker has yet to announce pricing for the Ocean Force-E. However, the base Fisker Ocean officially starts at $37,499 (less than $30,000 with potential federal tax credits) with a scheduled debut sometime in late 2021.

If Fisker’s vision of a rugged, all-electric truck isn’t sexy enough for you, Tesla is still accepting pre-orders for its dramatic Cybertruck.

Editors' Recommendations

Mike Richard
Mike Richard has traveled the world since 2008. He's kayaked in Antarctica, tracked endangered African wild dogs in South…
Lunaz Rebuilds History’s Most Legendary Cars As High-Powered Electric Vehicles
lunaz electric car refitting rolls royce phantom v 3

Everything from cruise ships to off-road adventure bikes to hypercars is moving away from traditional combustion engines toward battery-powered alternatives. It’s no wonder. Electric motors are quieter, greener, more efficient, and, most importantly, faster. Now, one bold British customizer is breathing new life into automotive classics in a thoroughly electric way.

Lunaz is taking a future-forward approach to reviving the world’s most stunning automotive icons. The company’s proprietary electric drive train is designed to fit almost any vehicle, which dramatically streamlines the retrofitting process. The concept of converting gas-powered classics to alternative drive trains is nothing new. Both Aston Martin and Jaguar already offer similar services. Even a self-taught mechanic with enough time and dedication can swap the engine in their Mini Cooper or Volkswagen Vanagon for a cooking-oil-powered alternative. What sets Lunaz apart, however, is its specific commitment to restoring the most recognizable classic cars ever built.

Read more
Lotus Unleashes an Absurd, 2,000-Horsepower All-Electric Hypercar
lotus evija electric hypercar 10

For decades, despite its legendary history, Lotus seemed one failed model away from fading into obscurity. That it hadn’t released a new car in more than a decade only seemed to be further proof. Evidently, the company was cleverly biding its time, waiting for the right moment to strike. This month, the British automaker dropped a bombshell on the automotive world in the form of an all-new, all-electric hypercar monster.

Let’s not bury the lede: The Lotus Evija (pronounced “EVE-eye-ah”) will be the most powerful production car ever built. It won’t just be the most powerful electric car, but the most powerful production car, period. On paper, the numbers are absurd. The one worth paying attention to, however, is 1,972 horsepower (that’s 2,000 metric horsepower). To put that into perspective, consider that the Bugatti Chiron launches from 0 to 186 miles per hour in just 13.6 seconds. The new Evija needs only 8.6 seconds — a full five seconds faster.

Read more
We love this Triumph Trident 660 Special Edition with Slippery Sam graphics
the Triumph Trident 660 Tribute is affordable and approachable for new riders.
2024 Triumph Trident 660 Special Edition parked in parking garage direct right profile.

Triumph Motorcycles, known for its successful 3-cylinder bikes, launched a special edition model with an iconic color scheme. The 2024 Triumph Trident 660 Triple Tribute will only be available for one year. The special edition has a special color-matched fly screen and belly pan. The Triumph Shift Assist option included with the Tribute edition will be especially attractive to new riders. Earlier this year, Triumph released another model based on the same engine, the 2024 Triumph Daytona 660 mid-weight sports bike.

Why the Triumph Trident 660 Special Edition matters

Read more