Fisker Partners with Bridgestone for Electric Vehicle Services and Solutions in France and Germany | Nation / World


MUNICH & BRUSSELS – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Dec. 21 2021–

Fisker Inc. (NYSE: FSR) (“Fisker”) – passionate creator of the world’s most sustainable electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions – today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bridgestone – a global leader in tires and rubber provide solutions for safe and sustainable mobility – to provide comprehensive aftermarket and associated maintenance solutions in France and Germany.

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Having recently selected Bridgestone as the exclusive pneumatic partner for its upcoming all-electric Ocean SUV, Fisker is expanding its collaboration with the global company. As part of this new partnership, and as an industry first, Bridgestone will leverage its retail and ready-to-service network for electric vehicles to provide Fisker customers in France and Germany with after-sales service. – Extensive sales through the Speedy, Pitstop and Reiff-ABS networks, all part of Bridgestone’s extensive retail network in Europe.

Having recently selected Bridgestone as the exclusive pneumatic partner for its upcoming all-electric Ocean SUV, Fisker is expanding its collaboration with the global company. As part of this new partnership, and as an industry first, Bridgestone will leverage its retail and ready-to-service network for electric vehicles to provide Fisker customers in France and Germany with after-sales service. – Extensive sales through the Speedy, Pitstop and Reiff-ABS networks, all part of Bridgestone’s extensive retail network in Europe. Speedy has over 450 locations across France, while in Germany the combination of Pitstop and Reiff-ABS offers services at over 300 locations across the country. Fisker will work with Bridgestone to select the most suitable locations from its extensive network of services in France and Germany to meet the needs and specifics of Fisker customers.

Collaborate to deliver better solutions

“From November 17, 2022, we will start production and deliveries of the Fisker Ocean SUV, with France and Germany among the first European markets to launch,” commented Henrik Fisker, Chairman and CEO of Fisker. “Our partnership with Bridgestone is activated in several areas of our business and we have always been impressed with Bridgestone’s investment in the future of clean mobility and the focus on innovative products and service solutions for the next one. generation of electric vehicles. The fact that Bridgestone offers unique end-to-end services and packages – including original equipment, after-sales services and mobility solutions to mobility players – is essential. The ability to use their extensive network to provide our own after-sales service will be critical to Fisker’s long-term success.

Drive the adoption of electric vehicles through a fully integrated approach

“As part of our commitment to help shape a sustainable future of mobility, Bridgestone supports the adoption of electric vehicles through a fully integrated approach. This includes the development of high-end tires and tire technologies for electric vehicles, as well as dedicated fleet and mobility solutions, ”said Laurent Dartoux, President and CEO of Bridgestone EMIA. “It also involves the development of an end-to-end EV-ready retail and service network, which includes EV maintenance and tire services, EV charging and mobile services for EVs. , all gathered under one roof. “

“Fisker’s passion for sustainable innovation and its mission to make sustainable electric vehicles more accessible aligns perfectly with our own goals,” adds Dartoux. “Partnering with innovators like Fisker is a key part of our approach and we are proud to put our strong presence and all the capabilities of our EV-ready retail network at the disposal of their customers. “

Fisker will begin production of the Fisker Ocean SUV on November 17, 2022, at the carbon neutral plant of Fisker’s manufacturing partner, Magna-Steyr, in Graz, Austria. The Fisker Ocean, in Sport version, is priced (before local incentives) of € 41,560 in Germany and € 41,900 in France, will have an estimated range of 250 miles (EPA test cycle) / 275 miles or 440 kilometers (cycle WLTP test) and feature a sleek and stylish design, along with innovative automotive technology and a durable interior made from recycled materials. The top of the line Fisker Ocean Extreme will offer an estimated range of 350 miles (EPA) / 390 miles or 630 kilometers (WLTP). Fisker has worked extensively with battery supplier CATL, using two different chemistries, to maximize performance and minimize costs for the Fisker Ocean range.

About Fisker Inc.

California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most emotionally desirable and environmentally friendly electric vehicles on Earth. Passionate about the vision of a clean future for all, the company has set itself the mission of becoming the leading provider of electric mobility services with the most sustainable vehicles in the world. To find out more, visit www.FiskerInc.com – and enjoy exclusive content on Fisker’s social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Download the revolutionary new Fisker mobile app from the App Store or Google Play Store.

About Bridgestonein Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa:

Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa (Bridgestone EMIA) is the regional strategic business unit of Bridgestone Corporation, a world leader in tire and rubber construction on its expertise to provide solutions for safe and sustainable mobility. Based in Zaventem (Belgium), Bridgestone EMIA employs more than 20,000 people and operates in 40 countries in the region. Bridgestone offers a diverse product portfolio of premium tires and advanced solutions, supported by innovative technologies, improving the way people around the world move, live, work and play. For more information about Bridgestone in EMIA, please visit www.bridgestone-emia.com and www.bridgestonenewsroom.eu. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may be identified by words such as “feel”, “believe”, “Expects”, “estimates”, “projects”, “intention”, “should be”, or the negative of these terms, or other comparable terminology and include, among others, quotes from our head of management and statements regarding the expected start of production and MSRP of the Ocean, the future performance of the Company and other future events that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained herein due to many factors, including, but not limited to to limit: Fisker’s limited operating history; Fisker’s ability to undertake additional manufacturing activities and other contracts with Magna, or other leading OEMs or suppliers in order to execute its business plan; the risk that the OEM and supplier partners may not meet agreed deadlines or experience capacity constraints; Fisker may experience significant delays in the design, manufacture, regulatory approval, launch and financing of its vehicles; Fisker’s ability to execute its business model, including market acceptance of its anticipated products and services; Fisker’s inability to retain key personnel and hire additional personnel; competition in the electric vehicle market; Fisker’s inability to develop a sales distribution network; and the ability to protect its intellectual property rights; and the factors discussed in Fisker’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, under the heading “Risk Factors”, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), as supplemented by quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other reports and documents that Fisker files from time to time with the SEC. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Fisker does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

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CONTACT: Simon Sproule, SVP, Communications: +1.310.374.6177

Rebecca Lindland, Director, Communications

Liesbeth Denys, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Bridgestone EMIA: +32 478 78 26 22

KEYWORD: BELGIUM GERMANY EUROPE FRANCE

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: VEHICLES / AUTOMOTIVE REPLACEMENT FUELS TIRES AND RUBBER AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING OFF-ROAD TRUCKS AND SUVS

SOURCE: Fisker Inc.

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