In a new announcement yesterday, Fisker revealed its European headquarters will be housed in Munich, Germany and will be called “Matrix.” The company is expected to produce and sell the Fisker Ocean SUV in Europe at the end of 2022.
The global headquarters in the city of Manhattan Beach, California with Magna International selected as the manufacturing partner and co-developer. For the time being, Magna’s neighboring Austria facility will house the production of the Fisker Ocean.
“The company is also announcing progress on the overall Fisker Ocean SUV program. Co-located engineering teams across the world are effectively utilizing 22 out of every 24 hours to deliver the Ocean program through its first gateway, targeted for November 2022. 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.”
In addition to releasing the location for its facility, Fisker also released new reservations numbers for the electric SUV with 8,871 reservations to date. Founder of the company, Henrik Fisker also revealed its progress since late 2019 showing specific milestones that helped raise interest in the Ocean.
Henrik Fisker said about the announcements and the rising interest in its electric SUV: “The substantial vehicle order agreed with Viggo in Denmark demonstrates our growth potential in Europe. 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.” Adding “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,”