LOS ANGELES – Fisker, a cutting-edge electric vehicle manufacturer, today announced the launch of Fisker Finance. This new digital financing platform offers customers seamless and convenient loan purchase options. The company also reaffirmed its partnership with Chase in the US and Santander Consumer Finance in Europe, as noted in its February 2022 earnings release. More announcements are forthcoming.
The Fisker Finance℠ direct-to-consumer digital platform will enable customers to apply for vehicle financing for the class-leading, limited edition all-electric, five-passenger Fisker Ocean One. Customers will receive competitive, personalized decisions, plus the ability to finance vehicle accessories such as home charging equipment and factory-installed accessories. Production of the Fisker Ocean is on track starting November 2022 at a carbon-neutral factory in Austria.
“Fisker is a digital car company, first and foremost, focused on a seamless customer experience at every step. Providing finance options on our digital platform, including financing factory-installed options, is part of providing our customers with a completely hassle-free experience respectful of their time,” says Fisker Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker. “We also aim to provide insurance on our digital platform as we designed and engineered the Fisker Ocean with affordable premiums in mind. The Fisker Ocean One will stand out with all its unique standard options and features.”
Customers can easily navigate the digital loan process at their own pace, starting with the credit application on fiskerinc.com or Fisker’s app. Applicants can select a retail financing structure that best fits their needs, review their financing details and electronically sign documents online. Following vehicle delivery, Fisker owners can digitally access their account, make payments and obtain personalized customer support.
On July 1, Fisker began offering early reservation holders in select markets the opportunity to secure a Fisker Ocean One by committing to a $5,000 USD deposit.
This pre-order deposit allows Fisker to plan its manufacturing build more accurately, as customers provide information regarding their desired specifications, including exterior and interior colors and accessories. As Fisker schedules production of each vehicle, Fisker Ocean One buyers will finalize pre-order specifications, and the company will assign a specific number ranging from #1 to #5000 to each limited-edition vehicle.
The response to the Fisker Ocean One pre-ordering has been extremely positive, and the company is making good progress towards selling out of this exclusive launch edition. Those reservation holders who have opted out of the Fisker Ocean One remain in line for future versions of the emissions-free Fisker Ocean SUV.
Fisker Finance℠ plans to begin offering financing in the fourth quarter of 2022. Fisker expects to nominate financing partners in additional regions, with more announcements to come.