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AUTO NEWS – ‘Fisker might be the brand new Tesla’

‘Fisker might be the brand new Tesla’


One of many subsequent huge automotive corporations might be one you’ve by no means heard of, so how about this: Fisker?

Okay, so you might bear in mind the ill-fated Fisker Karma from some years in the past. Undeterred by that have, firm founder Henrik Fisker had dusted himself off, provide you with one other plan, secured substantial backing and shall be launching the primary mannequin from an all-new Fisker automotive firm in just some weeks. He’s employed a few of the greatest individuals within the enterprise to work with him and has simply revealed plans to develop two new fashions at his soon-to-open Fisker Magic Works within the UK.

What makes issues totally different this time round? I caught up with Fisker himself this week to search out out. “It’s the merchandise, it’s the corporate’s philosophy and its model and what we stand for,” he informed me. “Our technique to our traders was let’s spend all of the billions we get purely on the product and never on constructing a producing plant.”

Actually from the primary take a look at the Fisker Ocean, it’s a cool automotive. It’s been designed and engineered by Fisker and his group in California, and shall be constructed by Magna Steyr in Austria. Magna is fairly good at that, on condition that it’s already constructing Jaguar’s E- and I-Tempo, the Mercedes G-Class, and BMW’s 5 Sequence and Z4 fashions.

Subsequent up, and doubtlessly much more thrilling, would be the Fisker Pear – once more, designed and developed by Fisker, however this time constructed by Foxconn. It’s possible you’ll not have heard of Foxconn, however the likelihood is you might nicely have used one thing it’s made – reminiscent of an Apple iPhone.

Sure, Fisker has taken a leaf out of the tech enterprise guide by getting another person to construct his vehicles for him, which he says means he can preserve costs low; the Ocean is ready to start out at lower than $40,000 (£30,000), with the Pear anticipated to be cheaper nonetheless. He guarantees they’ll be bought in another way, too. Certain, recent considering might be dangerous, however it may well repay massively. And it’s simply what the automotive enterprise wants to remain related to future generations of automotive consumers.

Do you suppose Fisker will be capable of rival the likes of Tesla? Tell us within the feedback…

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AUTO NEWS – ‘Fisker might be the brand new Tesla’
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