U.S. EV maker, Fisker Inc., has announced details of its first dedicated engineering and technology centre, to be located in the Mission District of San Francisco. This facility will be the focal point for the company’s software and vehicle electronics, including both in-car and Fisker data centre elements.
Fisker is planning a portfolio expansion to a four-vehicle range by 2025. In addition to the Ocean SUV, the four-vehicle line-up will include a super-sports sedan based on the EMotion concept, an extreme sports crossover and a new segment-changing lifestyle pickup truck.
Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker Inc. says: “With the development of our first vehicle progressing at speed and the company scaling accordingly, we are now establishing the facilities that can support our expansion. As a company born in California, we wanted to draw on all the diversity, creativity and technical capability this state is famous for. We’re calling the San Francisco office ‘Source Code’ – which also marks the start of a naming convention for all our facilities going forward.”
Fisker Inc.’s recently appointed Chief Technology Officer, Burkhard Huhnke adds: “The design and development of the software and vehicle interfaces will be an important differentiator for all our products, and our new facility in San Francisco will be central to that process. Having a presence in the Bay Area gives us access to the right talent at the right time.”
Fisker Inc. recently announced plans to list of NYSE through a merger with Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp.