EV manufacturer Fisker has announced the establishment of a new UK-based specialist vehicle engineering and development division.
The operation, to be known as ‘Magic Works’, will focus on low-volume, rapid-development vehicle programs and specialised versions of Fisker vehicles.
Earlier this year, Fisker confirmed that London will be the location for its first UK brand experience centre.
The Fisker Ocean car is on target for a November 2022 production start, with deliveries to the UK commencing during 2023.
It will use an 80kWh battery pack, offering between 250 and 300 miles of range and high-spec versions of the new electric SUV will be able to recover an 80 per cent charge in around 30 minutes from a DC charger.
The company is also hiring industry veteran David King as senior vice president of engineering to lead this new UK-based operation.
Most recently, King served as vice president and chief special operations officer at Aston Martin Lagonda.
Fisker CEO and Chairman, Henrik Fisker said, “We are on full speed to deliver four distinct vehicle lines by 2025, driving innovation forward and pushing radical new ideas into the global car market.
“Magic Works provides us with an opportunity to create sustainable and fantastic vehicles outside the confines of established industry segments.
“Bringing on David King further strengthens our engineering and creative expertise, and I’ve already assigned him two exciting projects which will showcase our capability in highly specialized materials and technologies designed especially for the eco-conscious automotive enthusiast.”
King added: “This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to create a new engineering centre dedicated to bringing amazing ideas to life.”