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Fisker Automotive May Add New Motor City Engineering Center

Hopes to access Motown’s supplier, engineering know-how.

by on Nov.15, 2012

The Fisker Atlantic prototype during its unveiling in New York last spring.

As it begins to move ahead with the development of its next model – and lays out plans for future offerings – California-based battery-car start-up Fisker Automotive is focusing attention on the Motor City.

The maker says it is strongly considering a new technical center in the Detroit suburbs, hoping such a facility would help it tap the knowledge of Michigan’s well-established engineering and supplier base. It would actually mark a return to the automotive center, Fisker having closed an earlier facility in the suburbs two years ago.

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“This important step signals our commitment to bringing the Fisker Atlantic to market as soon as we can,” Tony Posawatz, Fisker’s new President and CEO said in a statement. “We will be bringing our own engineering footprint closer to our supplier base and the expertise and professional work force that have driven the American automotive industry for more than a century.”