Fisker Ocean to Drop All 9 Windows at a Push of a Button in California Mode

That’s right, the Fisker Ocean electric SUV has 9 windows (sort of): six on the sides, two on the roof (if you count them as two, that is), and the rear one. And they all drop at the touch of a single button.
Fisker Ocean California Mode 4 photos
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In mid-December, when Fisker announced the opening of order books for what it hopes will be a game-changing electric SUV, we were introduced to the notion of California Mode, a pre-set that was described as being capable of giving passengers the chance to “experience the sun, fresh air and an open feeling.”

The Ocean is not a convertible, so our best guess at the time was that the California Mode has something to do with the roof. And we were right, only a bit off the mark.

You see, California Mode does something not only to the roof, but to all of the car’s windows, with the exception of the windscreen, we reckon.

Fisker revealed this in a Facebook post (attached below) captioned “California Mode: push of 1 button = 9 windows down. Fisker patented. Ocean breeze approved.”

Truth be told, we were expecting (hoping might be a better word) something more than a button controlling all of the car’s windows. Albeit convenient, it’s not as spectacular as we were led to believe when we heard the word patent attached to this tech.

Presumably, the Ocean comes to a road near you in 2021, but the order books are open if you plan to get $250 stuck in a promise for more than a year.

Once on the market, the Ocean should bring 300 miles (484 km) of range from a single charge of the 80 kWh battery, fast recharging, and that’s about it, really, for now.

The full prototype of the car will be shown, says the company;s founder Henrik Fisker in January 2020 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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