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Fisker Joins Forces With Abbie Eaton Developing Next-Generation Electric Vehicle Performance Dynamics

Fisker Inc. (NYSE: FSR) (“Fisker”) – passionate creator of the world’s most
sustainable electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions – today
announced it is joining forces with renowned racing driver, Abbie Eaton. One
of 18 drivers competing in the 2021 W Series Championship, Abbie will work
closely with Fisker’s engineering and product development team, focusing on
chassis and vehicle dynamics on the Fisker Ocean SUV program and other
vehicles to follow.

“We set ambitious performance targets for the Fisker Ocean,” said Fisker
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Henrik Fisker. “Abbie provides a
racing driver’s perspective on vehicle dynamics, ensuring the development of
fun-to-drive, exciting characteristics that will be a signature for all
Fisker products.”

Abbie brings her experience as a test driver for The Grand Tour show to
Fisker, along with her credentials as a race driver, certified instructor
and precision driver. She’ll join other women at Fisker in high-visibility
senior roles, perfecting the Fisker Ocean SUV and eventually three more
vehicles for the diverse and ever-expanding global electric vehicle market.

“Whether for racing or for the road, setting up a vehicle is both art and
science,” said Abbie Eaton. “I’ve already had a taste of how an electric
vehicle handles on the track, and I’m looking forward to working with the
Fisker engineering team on the Ocean and how we can take dynamic advantage
of that low center of gravity and on-demand torque.”

Throughout 2021, Fisker will build a series of test and validation
prototypes for the Ocean program. Each repetition adds more
production-intent subsystems, starting with suspension/chassis, adding
electrical – then powertrain. Additionally, a full set of virtual prototypes
to validate crash, occupant protection and pedestrian protection targets are
currently under development to deliver five-star performance in all
categories. The company plans to have the first full-vehicle prototypes
built by the end of Q4 2021.

“There seems to be a fear amongst driving enthusiasts that electric vehicles
are only good for straight-line acceleration,” added Mr. Fisker. “We’ve set
out to disrupt every place we see an opportunity for improvement. Having
Abbie alongside us as we develop electric vehicles driving enthusiasts will
love is one more disruption we are excited to create.”

About Fisker Inc.

California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by
developing the most emotionally desirable and eco-friendly electric vehicles
on Earth. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the
Company is on a mission to become the No. 1 e-mobility service provider with
the world’s most sustainable vehicles. To learn more, visit
www.FiskerInc.com – and enjoy exclusive content across Fisker’s social media
channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Download the
revolutionary new Fisker mobile app from the App Store or Google Play store.

Thu. October 21st, 2021

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