Production on Fisker Ocean electric SUVs to start November 2022
Fisker Inc. said Friday that, following a private audience with Pope Francis, it will deliver the first all-electric papal transport next year.
The company said the specially created, singular version of the Fisker Ocean SUV will have an all-glass dome.
"I got inspired reading that Pope Francis is very considerate about the environment and the impact of climate change for future generations," said co-Founder Henrik Fisker. "The interior of the Fisker Ocean papal transport will contain a variety of sustainable materials, including carpets made from recycled plastic bottles from the ocean."
California-based Fisker (FSR) said it plans to start production of Fisker Ocean SUVs on Nov. 17, 2022. Prices start at $37,499 in the U.S., excluding applicable subsidies, and at EUR32,000 in Germany, including VAT and applicable subsidies. Premium versions, with a range of 350 million, will also be available.
The company said there are currently more than 16,000 reservation holders for the Ocean.
Fisker's stock rose 0.7% in afternoon trading. It has fun up 18.3% this week, after the company reported Monday first-quarter results () that showed losses that widened to $176.8 million and forecast a rise in expenses.
The stock has shed 15.2% year to date. In comparison, shares of fellow EV makers Tesla Inc. (TSLA) have declined 16.8% this year and Nikola Corp. (NKLA) have lost 20.2%, while the S&P 500 index has gained 10.7%.
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