Koenigsegg continues to grow and is expanding for the new one a Gemer production in Ängelholm. The super sports car will then roll out of the halls from 2022. The target figures for Koenigsegg are downright gigantic. 150 pieces are to be produced per year. The high-priced Swedish manufacturer has never had such quantities before.
With increased production, a new era begins for the brand, which was founded in 1994. The necessary expansion of production poses challenges for those responsible, because the Gemera is a masterpiece of Swedish engineering.
It will be the first super sports car in the world to have an engine with FreeValve technology. Koenigsegg promises a consumption advantage of 15 to 20% compared to conventional combustion engines. The two electric motors of the Gemera are also an in-house development, they each provide 1.000 Newton meters. Components are manufactured in the former Saab factory in Trollhättan, but the sports car is produced in Ängelholm.
Mr. Tesla - the production specialist
Koenigsegg AB has committed Evan Horetsky to ensure that the quality of production meets the requirements even with increased quantities. Horetsky is a production specialist and an illustrious personality who is well known among fans of the Tesla brand.
He pioneered the electric car for 5 years. Horetsky drove the production preparation of the Model Y in Fremont, he oversaw the conversion of the Gigafactory in New York and the completion of the battery production in Nevada. Horetsky is considered loyal and discreet, the ideal Tesla employee, as a magazine once wrote about him.
He realized the Gigafactory in China in record time, and in 2020 he was the project manager responsible for building the new Tesla factory in Brandenburg. In October, Tesla surprisingly separated from Evan Horetsky, the reasons are unclear. And Horetsky is also silent about it, like his former employer.
He is now taking on production management at Koenigsegg as a new task. The numbers are smaller, but it's not the challenge. Koenigsegg super sports cars are highly complex products, and production is a challenge due to special materials and high-quality technology.
With the engagement of Evan Horetsky, Christian von Koenigsegg brings a proven expert on board. In addition to experience and expertise, he also brings some media attention to Ängelholm.