Fisker to supply up to 700 Ocean electric SUVs to Onto subscription service
US-based EV company Fisker Inc has signed a deal to supply up to 700 Ocean electric SUVs to UK subscription firm Onto.
Deliveries of the right-hand-drive Ocean model will start in the first half of 2023, shortly after the Fisker ‘experience centre’ showroom opens in London.
In a double whammy for Onto, it’s signed both the first multi-vehicle reservation for Fisker in the UK market but becomes Fisker’s exclusive rental/subscription partner for 2023.
The Ocean electric SUV will be the latest vehicle to join the fleet at Onto, which was founded in 2017 to provide easy access to electric vehicles through an all-inclusive subscription service; it already has an active fleet of more than 3,000 vehicles in operation with both private and business customers across the UK, providing access to electric vehicles without the need for lengthy lease contracts.
“We are seeing the rapid growth of innovative companies like Onto that are enabling the transition to electric mobility,” commented Fisker chairman and chief executive officer, Henrik Fisker. “Our focus for business-to-business reservations is on high-quality companies that share our commitment to deliver an outstanding customer experience. Our partnership with Onto is a significant step in rapidly building our presence in the UK electric vehicle market.”
The deal follows the December 2020 confirmation from Fisker that it will launch its Ocean electric SUV in the UK in 2023, backed by aftersales care and remarketing services provided through Rivus Fleet Solutions and Cox Automotive.
Rob Jolly, CEO and co-founder of Onto, said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Fisker to offer our customers even more choice when it comes to driving an Electric Car. Fisker’s impressive goals for electrification, coupled with their reputation for always introducing the latest technology, match our own and we are excited to go on this journey with them. Onto subscribers will be able to enjoy all the benefits of the impressive Fisker Ocean together with our hassle-free service.”
The global reveal of the Fisker Ocean will be at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2021 – with the start of production and deliveries of left-hand-drive versions taking place in Q4 2022.