Fisker is getting momentum
Today, the company announced that the Ocean’s production version would have its world première at the 2021 Los Angeles Motorshow (May 21-31) in the LA Convention Center. It is also referring to two new headquarters: one in California, the other in Europe.
Finally, Fisker has also confirmed the order of 300 Ocean models by Viggo, the Danish ride-hailing service relying only on 100% electrically driven vehicles.
Munich and Manhattan Beach
The European headquarters for Fisker will be set up in Munich, Germany. The proximity of Magna’s production facility in Graz (Austria), where the Ocean will be built, has certainly played a role here.
Company founder Henrik Fisker, once designer of the gorgeous BMW Z8, also has another justification: “By locating our regional headquarters in southern Germany, we can quickly and efficiently start building our sales activities throughout Europe.”
“Easy access to the highway network and Alpine roads was also a consideration in validating our goals for vehicle performance,” he added.
The new European headquarters will be named ‘Matrix’, thus showing the founder’s preference for Hollywood movie titles. The company will also move from its LA headquarters to its new global headquarters in Manhattan Beach, California. The name of this global HQ will be… ‘Inception’.
Last week, the Danish ride-hailing company Viggo, specializing in electric cars, has ordered 300 Fisker Ocean models. Viggo is based in Copenhagen and was founded last year. It operates 55 electric cars, intended to grow to 100 by the end of the year.
Viggo plans to expand from the Danish market to Norway in 2021. The Fisker Ocean order has to help realize this “Scandinavian expansion plan”, says a Viggo press release.
Fisker has agreed to deliver the cars at the end of 2022. With its ride-hailing service, Viggo is primarily addressing business customers. The company said that the main argument in favor of the Ocean was its flexible interior combined with the low operating costs.
Henrik Fisker is also very proud of the agreement: “This is the first of many multi-vehicle orders that we are planning to sign with both mobility companies like Viggo and large corporate fleets.”
The Ocean will be the first of a four-vehicle line-up. Next to the Ocean SUV will come a super-sports sedan (based on the Emotion Concept, a sports crossover, and a pickup truck, all electrically driven, of course.