Fisker Lounges get delayed again due to supply chain issues with building materials as the company aims to open them in March 2023.
Today, we learned from Henrik Fisker on social media that Fisker Lounges are delayed again. Fisker is having a difficult time getting materials to build out their experience centers. Clearly, the company is struggling with building its physical retail locations. Real estate construction has been harder for the company than originally planned. However, it appears everything is on track for official start of production on November 17th as we reported earlier this morning.
Fisker Lounge Coming March 2023
Originally, Fisker committed to opening its first experience center at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA in the Summer of 2022. However, Henrik broke news in June that there would be delays. He cited issues procuring building supplies and city permits. At the time, he said there would be a worldwide opening of experience centers in November 2022. Unfortunately, that date has slipped again.
Fisker is now aiming to open The Grove location in March 2023. The company plans to use Fisker Lounges for “brand building” in the first half of 2023. Then, Fisker will use its physical retail experience center locations for taking reservations and letting customers experience the Fisker Ocean. This includes test driving the electric SUV, seeing and touching materials like paint colors, interior, and wheel options.
Keeping Customers Happy
As of today, Fisker has over 61,000 reservations, which includes 5,000 non-refundable deposits for the Ocean One. The Ocean One is the first model Fisker, and partner Magna Steyr, will begin producing next month. This gives the company some leeway since Fisker Lounges are more critical for customers that have reserved or pre-ordered an Ocean Extreme, Ultra, and Sport.
Last week, the company delayed the launch of its next-gen Fisker Ocean configurator. That is pretty critical for some customers that have pre-ordered the Ocean One. If the company wants to keep customers happy, and convert the lion share of its reservations, it will need to deliver a stellar Fisker Ocean configurator in the near-future. We look forward to Fisker’s update next week on their Q3 2022 earnings call.
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