Fisker, the American manufacturer to whom we owe the Ocean electric SUV, publishes a three-minute accelerated video (timelapse) on YouTube. This shows the different steps required to build an electric car.
If you are curious and interested in the automotive field, and more particularly in the electric car, this new video should please you. It was made by the American manufacturer Fisker, which produces the Ocean, an electric SUV that we were able to discover in detail during the 2022 Paris Motor Show.
This accelerated video (time lapse in English) lasts 3 minutes, and shows in detail the different steps. If the first are very robotic, the last stages call much more on the human workforce. Either for technical reasons (some areas are difficult to access by robotic arms) or quite simply for financial reasons: it would be more expensive to use a robot than a human being.
In this regard, Ford just recently announced that electric cars require about 40% less labor during their creation than a gasoline or diesel car. Due, in particular, to the lower number of mechanical parts.
The Fisker Ocean is manufactured in Austria, with 300 units planned for the first quarter of 2023, 8,000 in the second quarter, 15,000 in the third quarter for a total of 42,400 units over the year, or more than 19,000 cars produced over the fourth quarter of 2023. If all goes well, and that the American manufacturer does not experience the “production hell” experienced by Tesla and Elon Musk when the Tesla Model 3 was released in 2017.