Exclusive: Fisker to develop two new electric cars in UK
Fisker CEO Henrik Fisker has revealed that the next two models to be launched after the Fisker Ocean and the Fisker Pear will be developed in the UK by the new Fisker Magic Works team, led by the former Aston Martin man David King.
When the announcement was made about Magic Works, Fisker said: “We are at full speed to deliver four distinct vehicle lines by 2025, advancing innovation and infusing radical new ideas into the automotive market. global. “
While the Ocean and the Pear are both set to compete with mainstream electric vehicles, with US starting prices expected to start at under $ 30,000 (£ 26,000) for the Pear, the next two Fisker models developed in Britain will be more expensive offers.
Speaking exclusively to Auto Express about the cars being developed in the UK, Fisker said: “They are very different – they are going to enter a segment which I would say maybe there is a bit but it will be a twist on he and the other does not exist at all.
“We’re looking at a very extreme vehicle, so one will cost over $ 100,000 (£ 73,500) and the other will be below, and they will be two very different vehicles. They’ll both be serious, non-handcrafted low-volume production vehicles – they’ll still be serious production but not as big, of course, as the Ocean and Pear.
Although the development work is done in the UK, Fisker doesn’t expect them to be built here. “It hasn’t been decided yet, but honestly I think it’s very unlikely to happen,” he told us.
Fisker has entered into manufacturing deals with Magna, which will produce the Ocean from its sprawling plant in Graz, Austria, while Taiwanese tech-manufacturing giant Foxconn is set to build the smaller Pear model in a factory in the United States.
The Fisker Ocean will debut at the Los Angeles auto show next month with the first cars arriving with customers in late 2022 or early 2023. Pear is expected to arrive 12 months later, with both cars developed in Great Britain due to arrive one year. or after that.
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