Fisker has chosen Munich as the location for its European headquarters.

Named 'Matrix,' Munich offers access to European EV markets and close proximity to Magna's Graz facility in Austria.

Earlier this month, Fisker revealed details surrounding its new global HQ, named 'Inception,' which is to be located within Continental Park in the city of Manhattan Beach, California.

Fisker recently announced a cooperation with Magna International supporting the co-development and manufacture of the Fisker Ocean SUV, projected to launch in Q4, 2022. The Ocean will be assembled by Magna in Europe.

"The substantial vehicle order agreed with Viggo in Denmark demonstrates our growth potential in Europe," said Fisker chairman and CEO, Henrik Fisker.

"Munich has long been a major global hub for the automotive industry. Locating our regional headquarters in Southern Germany will enable us to make a fast and efficient start to building our sales and distribution operations across Europe. Easy access to both the autobahn network and alpine roads was also a consideration for validating our vehicle performance targets."

Earlier this month, Fisker confirmed the signing of a vehicle order for 300 units with Viggo, the Danish ride-hailing service.

The company is also announcing progress on the overall Fisker Ocean SUV programme. Co-located engineering teams across the world are effectively utilising 22 out of every 24 hours to deliver the Ocean programme through its first gateway, targeted for November, 2022.

Work on the drivetrain is underway through a dedicated powertrain engineering team – and Fisker software designers and engineers are now running simulations for Human Machine Interface (HMI), as well as related User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) systems.

"A shared vision for success has been quickly established between the Fisker and Magna engineering teams, which is key for enabling us to jointly deliver the Ocean, as planned, in Q4, 2022," added Fisker. 

"Given the uptake in European reservations, we are also accelerating the roll-out of our consumer experience centres, with the first one anticipated to open in Europe in Q4, 2021, also in Munich."