The BEST videos will be placed on the Fisker of Cleveland Facebook Page and the video with the most likes will win the $500 cash prize.
The new facility, currently planned to open in Spring 2013, will bring Fisker closer to key component suppliers and low-emission technical expertise at the heart of the American automotive industry. It will also be closer to Fisker’s intended production facility for the Atlantic in Delaware.
“This important step signals our commitment to bringing the Fisker Atlantic to market as soon as we can,” said Fisker Automotive, President and CEO, Tony Posawatz. “We will be bringing our own engineering footprint closer to our supplier base and the expertise and professional workforce that have driven the American automotive industry for more than a century.”
The company previously had a technical center in Pontiac, Michigan, from Fall 2008 through Spring 2010 as final development and engineering was completed on the company’s award-winning first car, the Fisker Karma sedan.
This initial closing will provide the company with funding for continued product development, market expansion and a new global marketing campaign for the Fisker Karma, the world's first luxury Electric Vehicle with extended-range (EVer(tm)).
Fisker expects to continue to utilize equity financing to support its business plan that combines continued sales of its inaugural Karma model with market expansion into the key Middle East and China markets, along with further development work on its second production model, the mid-size Atlantic sedan.
The nationally-recognized motoring event features 40 teams who will begin driving from Independence on Friday, September 21. The event ends in Bangor, Maine on Saturday, September 29.
It’s not exactly a race or rally but more like an interactive game. Teams will be driving a wide range of exotic vehicles. They will navigate a route by solving clues and accomplishing missions and tasks based on history, geography and pop culture. Each stop holds the key to another clue about where to go next in this life-sized game of Trivial Pursuit.
“Our team will be driving the 2012 Fisker Karma, the world’s first true electric vehicle with an extended range. The Fisker Karma’s unrivaled luxury, style and performance, combined with industry-leading fuel efficiency, makes it the perfect choice for our on-road adventure,” said Bernie Moreno, president and chief executive officer of the Collection Auto Group.
ANAHEIM, CA – August 29, 2012 – Fisker Automotive, the leading manufacturer of luxury Electric Vehicles with extended range (EVer(tm)), for the first time hosted owners of its Karma sedan at the company’s global headquarters in Anaheim, CA over the weekend, during an owner appreciation day organized in cooperation with the world’s highest-volume Fisker retailer.
Fisker of Orange County, part of the Shelly Automotive Group in Southern California, has sold almost 100 Karma models since the high style, environmentally conscious car went on sale in December 2011. The Fisker Karma is the world’s first luxury Electric Vehicle with extended range. The Karma combines the power and efficiency of electric drive with the range and freedom of a gasoline engine, something no other car in its class can do.
Karma owners from all over Southern California gathered Sunday – one driving 150 miles from Bakersfield -- to start their day at the retailer’s showroom in Irvine, where Henrik Fisker himself was ready to greet them, along with Richard Beattie, Chief Commercial Officer at Fisker Automotive, and Marcelo Sandoval, Sales Manager at Fisker of Orange County.
After a light breakfast the group set out in a 28-car caravan to Anaheim to tour the forward-thinking company’s design studios, but not before driving along the Pacific Coast Highway and making a stop in scenic Newport Beach.
At Fisker headquarters they were greeted by Alex Klatt, Vice President of Global Design, who showed them how the Karma came to be, answered their questions and gave them an exclusive look at future product.
Range anxiety was non-existent, even as each made their way home after a catered lunch.
“This is the first formal Fisker owner event and we hope to have many more,” said Henrik Fisker, Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Fisker Automotive. “Our team has worked hard to make Fisker the first to bring a car like the Karma to market. It was exciting to meet so many who share our vision of environmentally conscious cars that don’t sacrifice power, style or performance.”
ANAHEIM, CA -- August 18, 2012:The investigation conducted by Fisker engineers, working with an independent fire expert from Pacific Rim Investigative Services Group, has identified the root cause of the incident.
The investigation located the ignition source to the left front of the Karma, forward of the wheel, where the low temperature cooling fan is located. The final conclusion was that this sealed component had an internal fault that caused it to fail, overheat and start a slow burning fire.
Fisker has today voluntarily elected to conduct a recall with respect to this cooling fan unit. The company is working with the responsible supplier and this recall campaign is not expected to have a material financial impact on Fisker.
Fisker has already contacted its retailer network. Customers are expected to be contacted by retailers, ahead of their receiving formal notice from the company by mail, to have the cooling fan replaced with a unit that meets the required specifications. At the same time an additional fuse will be installed for added protection.
In their investigation, independent experts established that the incident was not caused by the Lithium-ion battery pack, new technology components, engine component packaging or unique exhaust routing of the Fisker Karma.