American automaker Fisker has selected Hyderabad as headquarters for their operations in India. Fisker Vigyan India Pvt Ltd, the company’s operating entity in Telangana, will focus on software development and embedded electronics, virtual vehicle development support functions, data analytics, and machine learning. The Hyderabad office will work alongside the Fisker engineering and product development facilities in California, USA. Recently, the Minister for IT and industries K.T. Rama Rao visited Fisker’s Manhattan Beach, California HQ.
Fisker currently has a global team of over 450 employees, with new hiring in the US, Europe and India projected to boost that number to over 800 by the end of 2022, with 200 potential jobs being created in India – said a company statement.
“Our expansion into India represents both a strategic market opportunity and a significant boost to our global engineering capabilities,” Fisker Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker said. “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.”
“In the global race for leading technical talent, we see our new operation in Hyderabad as a major strategic advantage,” he added. “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.
Fisker will commence production of the Fisker Ocean SUV on Nov. 17, 2022, at the carbon-neutral factory of Fisker’s manufacturing partner, Magna Steyr, in Graz, Austria. The Fisker Ocean, in Sport trim level, will have an estimated range of 250 miles (EPA test cycle) / 275 miles or 440 kilometers (WLTP test cycle) and feature a sleek, stylish design, as well as innovative automotive technology and a sustainable interior made from recycled materials. The Fisker Ocean Extreme will deliver up to an estimated range of 350 miles (EPA) / 390 miles or 630 kilometers (WLTP). Fisker worked extensively with battery supplier CATL, using two different chemistries, to maximize performance and minimize cost for the Fisker Ocean lineup.
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