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TNW Answers with Henrik Fisker

Monday, June 8, 2020

TNW Answers with Henrik Fisker

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Henrik Fisker is synonymous with iconic cars and leadership in electric vehicle development with a passion for technology and futuristic design. Fisker is a risk-taking, innovation-loving, protocol-challenging designer and entrepreneur who turns dreams into reality, and never gives up.

American by nationality and Danish by birth, Fisker’s many past and present
global entrepreneurial endeavors are headlined by his current role as the Chairman and CEO of Fisker Inc. – founded in 2016 as his second automotive company. With the “vision” of a clean future for all, and a mission of “The World’s most sustainable vehicles” – Fisker Inc.’s world-class and disruptive developments in the automotive industry are making mass market vehicle electrification a reality. The 2022 Fisker Ocean all electric SUV is set to disrupt the automotive market through its unique design, technical features, affordability ranging from $37,499 purchase or a $379 per month flexible lease, and a unique mobility experience through its native app. Fisker Inc is positioned as the World’s first digital car company with major alliances with automotive, energy and consumer technology entities that aim to change the way the world imagines life in the future.

Celebrated as a true iconic figure in the industry, Fisker was behind some of the most emotionally appealing vehicles ever created. The Fisker Karma was the world’s first luxury plug-in hybrid, launched in 2011, where Henrik demonstrated his creative genius in creating, for the first time, an electric vehicle with stunning proportions integrated with sustainable innovations such as a full-length solar roof, vegan interior, and adjustable regenerative braking. Henrik led the development of the iconic BMW Z8 sports car – with James Bond at the wheel in the 1999 blockbuster film, The World Is Not Enough. As president and chief executive officer of BMW Designworks USA, his creation of the BMW Z07 concept and the Z8 Roadster took the globe by storm, while his stints at Aston Martin as board member and design director resulted in the turnaround of Aston Martin through the famed DB9/V8 Vantage era.


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