Henrik Fisker addresses the $5,000 non-refundable pre-order deposit for Fisker Ocean One saying it is “only for those who are serious.”
Today, Henrik Fisker addressed the $5,000 non-refundable deposit for Fisker Ocean One. According to Henrik, the Ocean One launch edition is “only for those who are serious.” That is why the deposit is non-refundable. He shared with us that the $5,000 deposit is “just Ocean One as it’s a limited edition.” Henrik went on to say that the company has not yet decided the pre-order deposit amount for other models at this time. Let’s hope the pre-order deposit for Extreme, Ultra, and Sport is much lower than the Ocean One.
On Friday, the company sent out a small sample group of invitations to pre-order Fisker Ocean One. Emails were sent to the earliest of reservation holders. Some reservation holders were turned off by the $5,000 non-refundable deposit. This was because they had not sat inside or driven the Fisker Ocean before. In fact, very few people have had a chance to sit behind the wheel of the electric SUV. Because of this, we thought the company may offer some sort of a hassle free return policy, which is not the case.
Regardless of the $5,000 non-refundable deposit, there is still a lot of excitement to get an invitation to pre-order the Fisker Ocean One. On Tuesday, the company has confirmed it will be sending out email invitations to the next wave of reservation holders. Henrik said the next batch of emails on July 5th will be a big round. For everyone not comfortable with the $5,000 deposit, it’s worth waiting for the next Fisker Ocean trims.
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7 thoughts on “Henrik Addresses Fisker Ocean One’s $5,000 Non-Refundable Deposit”
I still think it’s the wrong move. Comes off as too arrogant for a brand new company.
Adding to that, if the company truly believed in the product and that customers would love it, they should make it refundable up to delivery or until a customer has been able to test drive the car (whichever is later). Only serious buyers would send the company $5k regardless. Even make it $10k if you’re worried about only getting serious buyers, but make it refundable if you truly believe in the product.
More of a general comment: Scott’s comment does have me wondering ( maybe I’ve missed something) when and where will dealerships begin to appear? It’s one thing putting down $250, however, I would be hesitant to plunk over any additional money (if it also is non refundable) without the benefit of a test drive. Also, does anyone know what the ground clearance is?
With the terms of this arrangement, the financial burden and purchase risk are entirely borne by the customer. If you cancel after reading poor reviews or having an unsatisfactory test drive, (if you can get one) Fisker keeps the $5000. Perhaps Fisker should recognize that customers are seeking a serious vendor when purchasing their next EV.
As an early reservation holder I was expecting to go the Flexee lease on the base model sometime in 2024. I currently have a Rivian R1T Launch Edition and a 2018 Model 3 VIN 3xxx. When Fisker came out with the Ocean One, I thought I would upgrade. If I put $5000 down I would be serious, but I’m not going to be locked in on a car I don’t want when I can finally see it and sit in it and maybe even test drive it. I think Henrik and team are expecting too much from prospective owners.
I think Henry is an enthusiastic dreamer, his car will not be superior to a Volvo electric. And yes of course people gonna want to see and try the ocean, but I guess it is too much to ask to Fisker.
I get the 5k, it shows “ the builder” it’s worth their time and money to gear up for production, let’s face it, if you really want one, you are ok with the 5k, I would have put a 500-1000 on my ultra without question. Just like I did with Tesla, I trusted in Elon, and I was in regardless, iam the same way with Fisker, I purchased Tesla stock, and now I’ve purchased Fisker stock also.