Fisker, the California based creator of the world’s most sustainable electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions, has announced the establishment of its India headquarters in the southern city of Hyderabad in Telangana.
Fisker Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker commented on the new headquarters, saying:
“Our expansion into India represents both a strategic market opportunity and a significant boost to our global engineering capabilities. We have already started local hiring in India and expect our new team in Hyderabad to be fully operational and engaged on multiple product programs within weeks. Our talent pool in India will help us pave the way for the launch of Fisker Ocean and Fisker PEAR in India.”
Fisker Vigyan India Pvt Ltd, the company’s operating entity in Telangana, will be focussing on software development and embedded electronics, virtual vehicle development support functions, data analytics and machine learning. This new office will work alongside the Fisker engineering and product development facilities in California.
At the moment, Fisker has a global team of over 450 employees and is expecting to increase that number to over 800 by the end of the year through recruitment in the US, Europe and India, with 200 of these jobs being created in India.
The company will start production of the new Fischer Ocean all-electric SUV in November, at their carbon-neutral factory of Fisker’s manufacturing partner, Magna Steyr, in Graz, Austria.
With an estimated range of 250 miles (EPA test cycle) / 275 miles or 440 kilometers (WLTP test cycle), the Fisker Ocean, in Sport trim, features a sleek, stylish design, as well as innovative automotive technology and a sustainable interior made from recycled materials. The Fisker Ocean Extreme version is expected to have an estimated range of 350 miles (EPA) / 390 miles or 630 kilometers (WLTP). This impressive range has been made possible by working closely with battery supplier CATL, using two different chemistries in which to maximize performance whilst keeping costs down.
Henrik Fisker added:
“In the global race for leading technical talent, we see our new operation in Hyderabad as a major strategic advantage. I would also like to thank the State of Telangana for their support and enabling us to make a fast start as we set up our initial operations. We are excited to tap into the growing talent pool in India.”
For more information on the new Fisker Ocean, please visit www.fiskerinc.com.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.
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