Quantum Technologies and Fisker Coachbuild, LLC have announced a joint venture to produce a range of environmentally friendly premium cars. Fisker Automotive’s vehicle line will feature Quantum Drive, an innovation in plug-in hybrid technology, which is exclusively developed for the company. The Quantum Drive chassis layout will allow Fisker to design innovative luxury cars without compromising performance.
“The troubled environment is captivating the attention of the world. Developing a premium luxury green car which also delivers attractive design can make a difference,” said Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Automotive. “We are extremely excited to join our automotive design expertise with the plug-in hybrid technology of Quantum in Quantum drive. This breakthrough chassis development will allow us to deliver a design with dramatic proportionsone which will carry the Fisker badge. We want people to drive beautiful fast cars that make environmental sensecars that are eco-chic and will have less of an impact on global warming.”
Fisker Automotive plans to introduce the first car at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show in January. The company anticipates an initial annual production of fifteen thousand vehicles with prices starting under $100,000.
“Our goal here is to deliver the advancement that Quantum Technologies has made in the area of plug-in hybrid technology,” said CEO of Quantum Technologies Alan Niedzwiecki. “By combining our efforts with the renowned design talent of Henrik Fisker, we can produce a car that makes a difference to the environmentwithout sacrificing the luxury that accompanies the finest automobiles.”