Fisker Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bridgestone – a global leader in tyres and rubber providing solutions for safe and sustainable mobility – to provide comprehensive after-sales and related maintenance solutions in France and Germany. As part of this new partnership, Bridgestone will leverage its EV-ready retail and service network to provide Fisker’s customers in France and Germany with extensive after-sales services throughout the Speedy, Pitstop and Reiff-ABS networks, all part of Bridgestone’s retail network in Europe.
Speedy includes over 450 locations throughout France, while in Germany, the combination of Pitstop and Reiff-ABS offers services at more than 300 locations across the country.
Fisker will work with Bridgestone to select the most appropriate sites from its extensive service network in France and Germany to address Fisker’s customers’ needs.
Fisker recently announced the selection of Bridgestone as the exclusive tyre partner for its upcoming Ocean all-electric SUV, an all-electric SUV that will be launched in several European markets during 2022 including France and Germany.
Fisker Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Henrik Fisker, says: “From Nov. 17, 2022, we will start production and deliveries of the Fisker Ocean SUV, with France and Germany among the first European markets to launch. Our partnership with Bridgestone is being activated across multiple areas of our business and we have been consistently impressed with Bridgestone’s investment into the future of clean mobility and focus on innovative products and service solutions for the next generation of electric vehicles. The fact that Bridgestone offers unique end-to-end services and packages – including original equipment fitments, after-sales and mobility solutions to mobility players – is key. The ability to make use of their extensive network to provide our own after-sales servicing will be crucial to Fisker’s long-term success.”
Laurent Dartoux, President and CEO, Bridgestone EMEA, adds: “As part of our commitment to help shape a sustainable future of mobility, Bridgestone is supporting the adoption of EVs through a fully integrated approach. This includes the development of premium tyres and tyre technologies for EVs, along with dedicated fleet and mobility solutions. It also entails the development of an end-to-end EV-ready retail and service network, which includes EV maintenance and tyre services, EV charging and mobile services for EVs all together under one roof.”
California-based Fisker will commence production of the Fisker Ocean SUV on Nov. 17, 2022, at the carbon-neutral factory of Fisker’s manufacturing partner, Magna-Steyr, in Graz, Austria.