Electric vehicle manufacturer Fisker and Wallbox, a leading provider of electric vehicle and energy management solutions worldwide, have announced a global partnership. The tie-up offers Fisker EV owners Wallbox home EV chargers for purchase through the Fisker website in the U.S., Canada, and European launch markets.
The Pulsar Plus, Wallbox's best-selling charger worldwide and one of the smallest smart universal EV chargers, will be available to the North American market through Fisker.
In Europe, Fisker will be the first OEM to offer Wallbox's Pulsar Max charger, providing localised charging solutions to drivers in seven European countries. Like Pulsar Plus, Pulsar Max delivers top charging speeds and offers the full Wallbox energy management suite, including solar charging, so users can enjoy their EVs to the fullest.
Both chargers display customized Fisker and Wallbox logos and can be installed in homes, offices, and multi-unit dwellings to provide straightforward and efficient charging.
"Fisker is laser-focused on giving our customers simple and intuitive technology combined with clever design to make owning an EV easier. Together with Wallbox, we are providing class-leading, competitively priced chargers for Fisker owners," Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker said. "Wallbox's track record of delivering well-designed, innovative, and dependable charging systems on a global scale makes the partnership a perfect fit for our customers and our business."
"Making home charging accessible is key to accelerating the transition to EVs globally, and partnering with Fisker will allow us to support more drivers as they make the transition," said Douglas Alfaro, General Manager of Wallbox North America. "There is a natural alignment between our two brands, so we are excited to announce our partnership with Fisker."
Fisker and Wallbox also plan to offer home installation services provided by Wallbox in Europe. In the U.S. and Canada, installation services will be provided by COIL, a recent Wallbox acquisition.
Fisker Ocean SUV on track for a November 17, 2022 production start. With over 58,000 bookings and 80,000 projected before end-2022, Fisker and Magna are pushing to expand beyond the originally planned 50,000 units per year.
Fisker Ocean SOP on November 17
Meanwhile, Fisker is considering a ramp up of production for its all-electric Ocean SUV. The EV maker has said that that current Fisker Ocean production numbers of 50,000 per year may expand in 2024 due to strong consumer demand from across the world.
Fisker will commence production of the Ocean SUV on November 17, 2022, at the carbon-neutral factory of its manufacturing partner – Magna Steyr – in Graz, Austria. The Fisker Ocean, in Sport trim level, will have an estimated range of 275 miles or 440km and features a sleek, stylish design, as well as innovative automotive technology and a sustainable interior made from recycled materials. The Fisker Ocean Extreme will deliver up to 390 miles or 630km. Fisker worked extensively with battery supplier CATL, using two different chemistries, to maximise performance and minimise cost for the Fisker Ocean line-up.
Production of the Fisker Ocean is on track for November 17, 2022, at a carbon-neutral factory in Graz, Austria. Deliveries to customers will begin shortly after.