LOS ANGELES (June 13, 2018) – Fisker Inc.‘s Orbit, the world’s most appealing autonomous electric shuttle, will feature Protean Electric’s revolutionary in-wheel eDrive technology – allowing the visually stimulating vehicle to maximize interior space while further redefining the future of short trip mobility.
Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker Inc.
“The Fisker Orbit already encompasses breakthrough automotive technology, design innovation and exciting touches that will change the way urban populations think about short trip experiences. We selected Protean’s in-wheel powertrain technology to further deliver on those promises. The fastest path to fully autonomous vehicles – without a steering wheel – is through shuttles like the Orbit, and we’re excited to lead the charge into the future of mobility with such world-class, sustainable technology.”
KY Chan, CEO of Protean Electric
“Fisker aims to set a new standard of excellence and performance in the electric vehicle industry and mobility services. We are delighted to be partnering with their team to further solidify that standard. Our technology provides a digitally smart, stand-alone eDrive solution with packaging advantages, new vehicle design opportunities, performance benefits and cost savings.”
The Fisker Orbit will be available in either two-wheel or four-wheel drive configurations – depending on customer needs. The company will begin testing prototypes of the vehicle – with integrated Protean powertrains – this year, while full deployments of the Orbit on a set route are scheduled for next year. To schedule interviews with Fisker Inc. or Protean Electric, contact Fisker@GoDRIVEN360.com.