Fisker introduced right this moment that it has chosen Munich, Germany as the situation for its European headquarters, named ‘Matrix’, as the corporate intends to supply and promote the Fisker Ocean SUV in Europe, beginning in This fall 2022.
The worldwide headquarters shall be positioned inside Continental Park at 1888 Rosecrans Avenue within the metropolis of Manhattan Seaside, California, though with Magna International chosen as the manufacturing partner (and co-developer), the main focus would possibly now be extra on the European market.
Manufacturing of the Fisker Ocean will happen at Magna’s Graz facility in Austria (not removed from Munich), the place additionally the Jaguar I-PACE is produced.
Based on the press launch, the Ocean “is poised to ship class-leading vary, useful inside house with third-row seating and general class-leading automobile efficiency”.
“The corporate can also be asserting progress on the general Fisker Ocean SUV program. Co-located engineering groups internationally are successfully using 22 out of each 24 hours to ship the Ocean program by means of its first gateway, focused for November 2022.
Work on the superior drivetrain is underway by means of a devoted powertrain engineering group – and Fisker software program designers and engineers at the moment are working simulations for Human Machine Interface (HMI), in addition to associated Person Interface (UI) and Person Expertise (UX) programs, all of which is able to finally energy the distinctive Fisker in-vehicle and possession experiences.”
Much more attention-grabbing information is the progress of amassing new reservations for the automobile, which as of right this moment (October 26, 2020) reached 8,871.
Henrik Fisker, founding father of the corporate, not solely revealed the quantity, but in addition the progress since late 2019. It clearly reveals how vital had been specific bulletins/milestones to boost curiosity on this new automobile.
The most recent main increase was an order of 300 cars by the Viggo, a ride-hailing firm from Denmark.
Henrik Fisker, chairman and chief government officer of Fisker, said:
“The substantial automobile order agreed with Viggo in Denmark demonstrates our progress potential in Europe. Munich has lengthy been a serious world hub for the automotive business. Finding our regional headquarters in Southern Germany will allow us to make a quick and environment friendly begin to constructing our gross sales and distribution operations throughout Europe. Quick access to each the Autobahn community and alpine roads was additionally a consideration for validating our automobile efficiency targets.”
“A shared imaginative and prescient for achievement has been rapidly established between the Fisker and Magna engineering groups, which is essential for enabling us to collectively ship the Ocean, as deliberate, in This fall 2022. Given the uptake in European reservations, we’re additionally accelerating the roll out of our client expertise facilities, with the primary one anticipated to open in Europe in This fall 2021, additionally in Munich,”
Fisker Ocean specs (as of Summer season 2020, earlier than Magna deal):
- Vary (all-electric)
EPA: 250-300 miles (402-483 km)
- as much as >80 kWh battery
- 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in lower than three seconds
- twin motor all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive
- peak system output of 225 kW (>300 hp) in AWD model
- AC charging (on-board): N/A
- DC quick charging: 15-80% SOC in half-hour (CCS plug, as much as 150 kW); as much as 20 miles per minute
- 566 liters (20 cubic toes) of trunk house, the automobile presents practicality and utility. The house will increase to 708 liters (25 cubic toes) with the parcel shelf eliminated, increasing to 1,274 liters (45 cubic toes) with the rear seats folded
- 4,640 millimeters (182.7 inches) in size, 1,930 millimeters (76 inches) in width and 1,615 millimeters (63.6 inches) in top