After debuting nearly three years ago, Fisker Automotive received its first six Karma production cars. The Anaheim-based electric vehicle company debuted the Karma in 2008, with hopes to start selling the vehicle in 2009. After Fisker experienced funding delays, the car is finally premiering this summer. Despite the setbacks, industry experts say the creation of the vehicle was still extremely fast.
“This is an exciting day in the history of Fisker Automotive. The Fisker dream is becoming a reality,” said Henrik Fisker, CEO, co-founder and executive of design. “These first production cars in the USA show that you can produce an environmentally conscious car that does not sacrifice passion, style or performance.”
The six cars are now being dispersed across the country to appear in various shows. Two of the cars are making their way cross-country in the Pure Driving Passion North American Retailer Roadshow. The cars will visit 44 cities over the next three months. The road show will allow nearly 3,000 people to test drive the new sports car.
“We are redefining luxury for the modern sports car buyer, and it has been extremely motivational for the Global HQ staff here in Anaheim to see both the first Fisker Karmas and the [delivery] truck for the Retailer Roadshow,” said Fisker. “It is a testament to all the hard work that they have put into the project over the past few years.”
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