The Fisker Karma failed because Fisker tried to do too much themselves, they were too small, and the technology was too new. They used A123 as a battery supplier which ended up going bankrupt. They had poor execution on other aspects of the car, like infotainment, which was terrible. Henrik has learned from this experience.
The Fisker Ocean and Pear are based on existing platforms. The infotainment is engineered by Foxconn, Fisker is just designing the UI. They’re using CATL Kirin batteries, which CATL claims are 13% more energy dense than Tesla 4680 cells. CATL also provides one of the best battery warranties around at 10 years, 100,000 miles, and 75% degradation.
Fisker is focusing on design, product management, user experience, marketing, sales, and not engineering or manufacturing. I think its a great strategy actually.
So $250 reservation, but they keep $25 if you cancel. They wanted to fight the fake reservation sentiment with the start ups. The value for money on the Fisker looks fantastic though, and the warranty is the best in class too. I may just keep it and sell my second reservation.