Category: Fisker

Technology in the Fisker Karma Series (5 of 10): Command Center Audio System

July 11, 2012 lacarguy Fisker Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

The Karma EcoStandard trim level comes equipped with a standard, six-speaker, 4 channel sound system. The Karma EcoSport and EcoChic models feature the premium audio package with 8 speakers, a rear center-mounted sub-woofer and six channel 5.1 surround sound. There are five specific audio sources in the Karma Audio System.

The following video reviews the Karma Command Center Audio System and its features:


Fisker Santa Monica and the Good Karma Tour

July 5, 2012 lacarguy Fisker, Fisker Santa Monica Tags: , , , 0 Comments

From Friday, July 6th to Sunday, July 8th, Fisker Santa Monica has teamed up with Fisker Automotive to bring the Fisker Karma to you! The ‘Good Karma Tour’ will be touring hot spots around LA throughout the weekend, beginning at the Urth Cafe on Melrose at 10am on Friday, July 6th 2012.

Join us at any point on the tour and you’ll have the opportunity to see and experience the Fisker Karma up close and personal. Here is the list of tour dates, locations, and times:

Friday, July 6th 2012

10:00 am – 11:30 am Urth Cafe, 8565 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. 310.659.0628

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Tom Ford / Gucci, 346 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. 310.270.9440

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Los Angeles. 310.451.9877

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm AOC Wine Bar, 8022 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles. 323.653.6359

Saturday, July 7th 2012

11:00 am – 2:00 pm Calabasas Commons, 4799 Commons Way, Calabasas.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Neptune’s Net, 42505 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu.

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Zooma Sushi, 29350 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu. 310.457.4131

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm The Old Place Cornell, 29983 Mulholland Hwy, Cornell.

Sunday, July 8th 2012

11:00 am – 7:00 pm The American at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale. 818.637.8982

Fisker and Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Collaborate to Promote Sustainability

July 5, 2012 lacarguy Fisker Tags: , , , , , , 0 Comments

Earlier this week, Fisker Automotive and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announced a partnership to promote global sustainability, which is a cause that both organizations are deeply committed to. Fisker announced that DiCaprio and his foundation will participate in conversations to discuss Fisker’s plans to advance sustainable, responsible vehicles; and DiCaprio will work closely with marketing and promotional initiatives aimed at bringing awareness to sustainability and environmental awareness.

“My foundation supports efforts to secure a sustainable future for our planet and all its inhabitants,” said DiCaprio in a statement. “I am delighted to be working with Fisker Automotive to promote this shared vision.” In return for the foundation’s support, the automaker has pledged to support the charitable work of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation around the globe.

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation was established by DiCaprio and his family in 1998 with an effort to secure a sustainable future for the planet and all of its inhabitants. The foundation works on a variety of environmental and humanitarian issues including wildlife protection, forest preservation, healthy oceans, water access, disaster relief, and climate change.

“The Karma sedan – Fisker Automotive’s first car – is built according to the company’s sustainable and Accountable Design™ philosophy, which represents a dramatic leap forward for the auto industry,” says Henrik Fisker, Executive Chairman and chief designer, Fisker Automotive.

“Fisker’s approach to responsible luxury goes well beyond minimizing fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions. Fisker uses renewable materials and the lowest-impact technologies at every stage of the engineering, production and marketing processes.”

The Karma sedan, an eco-conscious vehicle designed and engineered in the U.S.A., features reclaimed and recycled interior wood trim from either the California wildfires or the depths of Lake Michigan. Other environmentally-conscious alternatives include an animal-free interior on the top-line Eco Chic model, the world’s largest solar panel roof, and “Diamond Dust” paint using flakes of recycled glass. DiCaprio was the first to receive a Fisker Karma in July 2011, straight off the production line.

Technology in the Fisker Karma Series (4 of 10): Command Center Phone System

July 4, 2012 lacarguy Fisker Tags: , , , 0 Comments

The Fisker Karma’s Command Center operates the standard Bluetooth Phone System that allows you to pair your mobile devices with the Karma. There are two key functions that operate from the phone menu: connecting to Bluetooth or calling a contact. Watch the following video to learn about the various functions and features of the Command Center Phone System:


Technology in the Fisker Karma Series (2 of 10): Command Center Overview

June 27, 2012 lacarguy Fisker Tags: , 0 Comments

The command center touch screen interface is the center piece of the Fisker Karma’s sleek and timeless interior design. The 10.2 inch screen provides you with intuitive control of most interior and vehicle systems. Watch this video to get an overview of the system.


Technology in the Fisker Karma Series (1 of 10): Vehicle States

June 27, 2012 lacarguy Fisker Tags: , , , , , , 0 Comments

The Fisker Karma represents the very best in uncompromised responsible luxury. The Karma is full of advanced technologies, as a result, driving is a little different from other luxury performance vehicles. Learn about the four vehicle operating modes in the following video to get to know your Fisker Karma better.


Fisker Announces Strong Revenues & Plans for Expansion to the Middle East

May 31, 2012 lacarguy Fisker, Fisker Santa Monica Tags: , , , , , 0 Comments

Fisker Santa Monica has always be honored to be the premier California dealer for Fisker Automotive, a car company that is committed to producing electric vehicles that deliver uncompromised responsible luxury. The company recently published its first business update and announced that revenues had exceeded $100 million in the first four months of 2012. That goes to show the strength and confidence that consumers have in the company and their product. Deliveries of a 1000 Fisker Karma luxury four-dour electric sedans began in December of 2011 to customers across North America and Europe.

Henrik Fisker, executive chairman of the company, said: “There is great confidence from the investment community, our customers and the media in what we have achieved in bringing such a beautiful and innovative car to the marketplace in record time.”

“Treading a new path in any industry is never easy, but we have set out to re-define and re-shape the way the world thinks about cars, and I am proud of what the Fisker team has achieved so far.”

Amidst the strength and growth in North America and Europe, there are plans to expand to the Middle East as Fisker signed an exclusive agreement with the Al-Futtaim Group, one of the Middle East’s most experienced distributors. Al-Futtaim and its network of retailers will enable Fisker to reach customers in the U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and Egypt.

Tom LaSorda, chief executive officer of Fisker Automotive, said: “We are encouraged by solid demand for the Karma, our unique extended-range luxury model. Pending completion of investment sourcing, we are poised to press ahead with further market expansion and development of our higher volume model, the Fisker Atlantic.”

Founded in 2007, in these short few years, Fisker Automotive has established itself as a key player in the automotive industry, redefining luxury for the modern sports car buyer. Success as demonstrated by sales and revenues continue to show consumer excitement and confidence. Fisker Santa Monica looks forward to the continued partnership with Fisker Automotive and is proud to be able to bring such a unique product as the Fisker Karma to our customers here in California and the surrounding area.

Fisker Debuts The Atlantic At The New York Auto Show

April 4, 2012 lacarguy Fisker Tags: , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Fisker Automotive unveiled its all-new model, the Atlantic sedan. This is the latest model in the company’s expanding line up of extended-range luxury electric cars.

Revealed as a design prototype at a special VIP preview event the night before the New York Auto Show press days begin, the Fisker Atlantic design prototype is a luxury four-door sporting sedan with a practical interior. It is aimed at young families who want to drive an impactful, high-end vehicle while making a positive statement about responsibilities – both in terms of their commitment to sustainability and the practicalities of everyday life.

The Atlantic uses the latest second generation EVer (Electric Vehicle with extended range) technology. It will offer all the benefits of electric drive while at the same time eliminating the “range anxiety” experienced with an all-electric powertrain.

Like the Karma sedan, the Fisker Atlantic is a plug-in series hybrid vehicle that allows drivers to switch manually or automatically between electric and gasoline driving modes and sustain the charge of its lithium ion batteries on the move.

Its four-cylinder gasoline engine, which acts as a generator and is not mechanically connected to the wheels, is tuned to offer maximum economy and high torque. This Atlantic EVer powertrain will offer highly competitive performance for a car in its class. The standard powertrain will be configured for rear-wheel drive and an all-wheel drive version will be offered as an option.

The Atlantic design prototype’s glass roof shows off a ridged ‘spider’ structure. This incredibly strong construction also allows the Atlantic to offer a remarkable amount of rear headroom for a car with its sleek, coupe-like stance. This high-tech approach fulfills and surpasses all current and future rollover safety and crash-test requirements worldwide. The Fisker Atlantic’s long wheelbase also affords extra legroom for rear passengers and more space in the trunk.

The unique, exciting styling of the Atlantic retains and progresses Fisker’s signature design DNA. Henrik Fisker and his design team set out to create the most beautiful and dramatic vehicle in its class. Much of the design was inspired by nature, for example, the dynamic side theme, with strong sculptural lines that optically cross the center and over the rear wheels of the car. This gives a sense of power – replicating the stance of a wild tiger ready to pounce.

Further important design details to note include an evolution of the Fisker Karma signature grille, with a wider sculptured line defining the power dome on the hood. Strong creases emerge from the inside of the headlamps and continue back over the hood to elongate the car. The sharp headlights themselves give an ‘eagle eye’ with a strength of strong character not seen on a production car before. These touches allow the Atlantic to create a greater rear-view mirror presence than any other vehicle in its class.

Additionally, the rear door handles have been elegantly integrated in the rear C-pillars, to continue the sense and look of a sporting coupe without losing the practicality of a four-door sedan. The extremely slim LED tail lamps use the latest technology allowing them to split into two parts to offer a wider aperture for the trunk opening. The rear end of the car is clean and aerodynamically shaped, with a sharp spoiler lip on the trunk that runs down over the side of the car to enhance aerodynamic performance.

Overall, the Fisker Atlantic’s dimensions are comparable to those of an Audi A5. It has been engineered inside and out to offer a dynamic yet compact feel on the road.

“We are exceptionally proud of the Atlantic design prototype, and believe we have created another groundbreaking car that looks and will drive like nothing else on the road in this class,” said Henrik Fisker, co-founder, Executive Chairman, and Design Director of Fisker Automotive.

“Fisker Automotive is transitioning from a start-up automaker to a fully-fledged mainstream car manufacturer and the Atlantic is a crucial milestone in that process,” said Tom LaSorda, CEO Fisker Automotive. “We have a long way to go, but in the near future Fisker intends to deliver this exceptional American-designed, engineered, and manufactured vehicle to showrooms worldwide.”

“I’m confident the Fisker Atlantic will inspire people and win the brand many new customers who may not have considered an EVer powered vehicle like this before.”

More details on the Fisker Atlantic, including statistics, prices and an on-sale date will be given closer to the launch of the production car.

Fisker To Reveil The Nina At The New York Auto Show

March 30, 2012 lacarguy Electric Vehicle Extended Range, Fisker Tags: , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

The second model in the Fisker lineup is set to debut at the New York International Auto Show next week. The Nina will bring the style of the Karma in a smaller package, and a smaller, more affordable price.

In recognition of this big debut, and knowing how anticipated it is, Fisker will be live streaming the event, and you are invited to watch! You do need to sign up to get access to the event, just click this link to take you to the form.

“We are incredibly excited to see the next model in the Fisker lineup,” said LAcarGUY CEO Mike Sullivan, “As a leader in design, technology and ecological stewardship, what Fisker is doing as a company, and with the Nina, shows why we are proud to have it as part of the LAcarGUY family of dealers.”

If you can’t wait to see what the Nina might look like, the team at Autoblog have some spy shots as the car was being brought into the show, you can have a look at those here.