Yet more news from the U.S. EV manufacturer, Fisker Inc. It’s announced that it has chosen Munich as the location for its European headquarters. Named ‘Matrix,’ the Munich HQ will offer convenient access to key European EV markets and close proximity to Magna’s Graz facility in Austria.
Fisker recently announced a strategic cooperation with Magna International to support the co-development and manufacture of the Fisker Ocean SUV, projected to launch in Q4 2022. The Ocean will be assembled by Magna in Europe.
The company also announced progress on the overall Fisker Ocean SUV program.
Work on the advanced drivetrain is underway through a dedicated powertrain engineering team – and Fisker software designers and engineers are now running simulations for Human Machine Interface (HMI), as well as related User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) systems, all of which will ultimately power the unique Fisker in-vehicle and ownership experiences.
Henrik Fisker, chairman and chief executive officer of Fisker, says: “Munich has long been a major global hub for the automotive industry. Locating our regional headquarters in Southern Germany will enable us to make a fast and efficient start to building our sales and distribution operations across Europe. Easy access to both the Autobahn network and alpine roads was also a consideration for validating our vehicle performance targets.”
He adds: “A shared vision for success has been quickly established between the Fisker and Magna engineering teams, which is key for enabling us to jointly deliver the Ocean, as planned, in Q4 2022. Given the uptake in European reservations, we are also accelerating the roll out of our consumer experience centers, with the first one anticipated to open in Europe in Q4 2021, also in Munich.”
Earlier this year, Fisker revealed details surrounding its new global HQ, named ‘Inception,’ which is to be located within Continental Park at 1888 Rosecrans Avenue in the city of Manhattan Beach, California.