Fisker is hard at work on its second model line, the Fisker Atlantic. Fisker has announced plans to establish a new technical center in the Midwest, with South Eastern Michigan as one of the potential locations. The new center will bring Fisker closer to key component suppliers and low-emission technical expertise at the heart of the American automotive industry.
"This important step signals our commitment to bringing the Fisker Atlantic to market as soon as we can," said Fisker Automotive, President and CEO, Tony Posawatz. "We will be bringing our own engineering footprint closer to our supplier base and the expertise and professional workforce that have driven the American automotive industry for more than a century."
This isn't the first time that Fisker has had a technical center in the midwest. From Fall 2008 through Spring 2010, Fisker had a technical center in Pontiac, Michigan for the development of the Fisker Karma.
We brought the Fisker Karma to market in record time with the help of our previous Michigan Technical facility, and now is the time to open up a permanent Technical Center to support the final Atlantic development," said Fisker Executive Chairman and Co-Founder Henrik Fisker.
"Fisker is an innovative high-tech and design-led company with our roots firmly in California. Our Global headquarters, together with design and advanced engineering, will remain in Anaheim, but with this latest move we will benefit by having the best of both worlds," added Posawatz.
The electric Fisker Atlantic is slated to arrive in late 2014 with a BMW range-extender engine and a $55,000 price tag.
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