Fisker’s plans for a 2023 release of the Ocean SUV in jeopardy

Fisker has plans to begin production of their eco-friendly Ocean SUV in 2022, with the first deliveries taking place in early 2023.

Even though those dates are still nearly three years away, they are in jeopardy of being pushed even further back due to an agreement with VW that has yet to be officially signed.

In an announcement on Friday, Henrik Fisker said his company was hoping to have the deal formalized by the end of July. Instead, the parties have now broken off talks until September, after the summer holidays.

Despite the potential setback, Henrik Fisker says he continues “to believe the vehicle will be ready for delivery as early as the end of 2022.

The potential partnership was first revealed in 2017, when the companies signed a memorandum of understanding, and later a collaboration agreement in 2018.

If the deal goes through, Fisker would be able to build their vehicles using VW’s modular EV platform. Known as MEB (Modularer E-Antriebs-Baukasten; i.e., Modular Electric Propulsion Platform), the system consists of scalable battery packs, electric motors, and other EV tech.

The potentially bad news for Fisker comes just one day after the company revealed the number of reservations and people that have shown interest in the Ocean SUV.

h/t [The Verge]

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