Good karma and definitely good vibes are in store in this year for Fisker Automotives! Check out our article to find out more about this amazing car company!
Sometime during 2007, Fisker Automotives was introduced in the market to produce some of the most amazing cars that the industry has ever seen. Although recently bought by Chinese motoring parts company, the Wanxiang Group, Fisker definitely made a mark on its exciting and innovative automobile creations.
And this is why we’d like to put the spotlight on this amazing car manufacturer. This is the real deal – Fisker Automotives definitely made some of the best vehicles that the world continues to enjoy and appreciate today.
The Fisker History
Everything began when Henry Fisker and Bernhard Koehler, who both used to be with Aston Martin, decided to launch a coach-building company. Fisker Coachbuild , the company which they founded, catered to customized orders to produce automobiles based on said specific customer requests.
Their releases, the Latigo and Tramanto, integrated parts from premium vehicles (specifically, parts from the mentioned vehicles used powertrains and chassis systems from BMW 6 cars and the Mercedes Benz SL line).
Fisker and Koehler then decided to launch a company that will be able to deliver better quality and stylish cars for the public. Launched last 2007, Fisker Automotives was created after garnering a combined and whopping $5.2 million investment funding from Palo Alto Investors, and from a generous Italian business magnate, Gianfranco Pizzuto. Seeing the interest and amount of funds secured by Fisker Automotives, it was no doubt that trust to produce innovative automobiles was placed in this group.
Throughout the early years, Fisker Automotives had been responsible in creating designs for some of the most prestigious companies in the world. Some of its most famous collaborations resulted in the creation of the BMW Z8, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Aston Martin DB9, and Artega Gt – all amazing cars even by today’s standards!
Also, Fisker Automotives touched upon the idea on creating an electric or clean car to contribute to a greener planet for all. However, this plan came without its fair share of controversy.
The plan to create an all-electric vehicle, unfortunately, was met with resistance on 2008, when Tesla Motors claimed that Fisker Automotives stole and integrated technology for the proposed Fisker Karma. However, the lawsuit filed by Tesla Motors was settled in 2009, towards Fisker Automotives favor.
Fisker Automotives then won and agreed in manufacturing electric cars for the U.S. Department of Energy. With a fund of $528.7 million (a conditional loan) to be part of the department’s Advanced Technologies Vehicle Manufacturing Loan Program (ATVM).
However, a major roadbump occurred when batteries produced by Fisker Automotives were recalled on 2011.
The stroke of bad luck didn’t end there. Fisker Automotives then experienced a massive setback on 2012, when Hurricane Sandy obliterated and entire fleet of Fisker Karmas (338 automobiles!).
The following year, Henry Fisker then decided to resign from the company, which then resulted to a layover of approximately 75% of the firm’s workforce. Because of the looming bankruptcy of the company, Fisker Automotives was subsequently acquired by the Wanxiang Group in 2014.
Henry Fisker still retained the Fisker brand name. Because of the purchase of the car company’s assets, the Wanxiang Group then relaunched the Karma line of vehicles. Now, the group continues to preserve and enhance its core goal of provide innovative automobiles – good karma is definitely in store with this car brand!
Throughout the years, the Fisker car company has conceptualized, designed, and manufactured some of the best and most innovative the world has ever seen. Here are some of Fisker Automotives’ popular car releases:
A standout electric vehicle, the Emotion EV encapsulates what makes the Fisker brand a premium name in the automobile industry. To give you an idea on what makes this ride an exciting and innovative ride, here is a short and quick rundown of its key features.
- Top speed of 160 MPH
- All-Wheel Drive suspension system
- Unique integration of Fisker Automotives Butterfly doors
- AI self-driving system
- Screen navigation interior
- A choice between four or five seater configurations
As mentioned in the history section, Fisker Automotives introduced the Karma, a unique speedster of an electric car. As one of the first smart (and stylish) electric vehicles in the world, the Fisker Karma can definitely match up to Tesla in terms of power, speed, and reliability.
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As one of the first cars ever to take a stand on cleaner and electrical power sources, it comes as no surprise that the Karma has a good and big following. It then wouldn’t come as a surprise that this automobile will soon to be a collector’s item – lucky are those able to drive (and own) such a vehicle!
The Fisker Car 2019 Landmark
Essentially, what one expect from FIsker Automotives this year is the potential release of the ORBIT Shuttle. The ORBIT Shuttles has been designed to seamlessly connect and work with smart cities, schools, and other places where a fleet of these shuttles are in need. Here is the rundown of this soon-to-be launched electric ride:
- AI autonomous self-driving system
- Stylish looks
- The result of a beautiful collaboration between Fisker Automotives and the Hakim Unique Group
As such, we are definitely excited with the ORBIT and other surprises that Fisker Automotives has in store for 2019. Good karma is definitely in store with this car company this year (and beyond!)!
Let Some Good Fisker Karma Into Your Lives
Good karma seems to be in store with the Fisker Automotives today, primarily because of the ORBIT Shuttle’s demand – especially of up and coming smart cities all over the world. With the right set of tools and consumer-first mindset, this is truly one car company that makes sure only the best rides are available for its market.
We do hope you get the chance to see and drive Fisker cars – after all, this experience that only cars from this brand is truly unique and bound to be treasured by all. We do hope you have an opportunity to take cars from this brand out for a spin – and if you do, please let us know how it was by shooting us a message!
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