Sustainable electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions provider Fisker Inc has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with global leader in tyres and rubber solutions Bridgestone to provide comprehensive after sales and related maintenance solutions in France and Germany. After recently selecting Bridgestone as the exclusive tyre partner for its upcoming Ocean all-electric SUV, Fisker is extending its collaboration with the global company. As part of this new partnership, and as an industry first, 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 extended 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 and specificities.Fisker will commence production of the Fisker Ocean SUV on November 17, 2022, at the carbon-neutral factory of Fisker’s manufacturing partner Magna-Steyr at Graz in Austria. The Fisker Ocean, in Sport trim level, will have an estimated range of 250 miles (EPA test cycle) / 275 miles or 440 kilometers (WLTP test cycle) and feature a sleek, stylish design, as well as innovative automotive technology and a sustainable interior made from recycled materials. The range-topping Fisker Ocean Extreme will deliver up to an estimated range of 350 miles (EPA) / 390 miles or 630 kilometers (WLTP). Fisker worked extensively with battery supplier CATL, using two different chemistries, to maximize performance and minimize cost for the Fisker Ocean lineup.