Fisker Inc. signed agreements with Cox Automotive U.K. and Rivus Fleet Solutions to provide a range of after-sales services for the U.K. market. Cox and Rivus will provide outsourced solutions covering various areas such as vehicle delivery, service and maintenance, fleet management, mobile fleet servicing, valuation, trade-in, refurbishment and remarketing.
The company has also confirmed it intends to enter the U.K. market in 2023.
Earlier this year, Fisker announced it will commence opening consumer experience centres in major global cities from 2021. California-based Fisker says it’s expecting to open the London experience centre in 2022.
Fisker Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Henrik Fisker, says: “In creating Fisker as a company focused on both product and ownership experience breakthroughs, partnerships with the world’s leading service providers are an essential element to deliver that vision. With recent U.K. government announcements related to electric vehicles, we believe Fisker will be well placed and well timed to make significant progress in this important market, supported by Cox and Rivus as essential delivery partners.”
Martin Forbes, president of Cox Automotive International, adds, “Fisker will be an exciting addition to the U.K. market and will be able to take advantage of the full range of physical and digital services we have to support vehicle manufacturers. Our aim is to provide customers with the solutions needed to adapt to this fast-changing marketplace and, following the acquisition of CWL Limited this year, we have been investing heavily in our vehicle services and EV infrastructure to meet the expected growth in EV registrations.”
Rivus Managing Director, Michael Scheidler comments, “By owning a network of garages across the U.K., Rivus is able to provide the flexibility, scale and quality control that meets the needs of Fisker and their ambitions for the future. We’re already equipped to handle electric vehicles and news of us joining forces with Fisker has created a real buzz within the business. Our customer service operation and vehicle technicians are experts in supporting vehicles of this type – so Fisker customers can always be confident of a great experience from Rivus Fleet Solutions.”
Fisker says the U.K. has consistently been one of the world’s top 10 new vehicle markets and is anticipated be one of the first to open for Fisker after the planned launch of the Ocean in 2022.