Nearly 50 Southern California-area Fisker Karma owners drove their cars to Santa Monica Sunday to share their excitement and appreciation for the award winning Electric Vehicle with extended range (EVer).
Hosted by Fisker Santa Monica, 48 of the very first Karma owners were treated to brunch and open conversation with Executive Chairman Henrik Fisker at the exclusive Jonathan Club Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Fisker executives Tony Posawatz, CEO, and Alex Klatt, Vice President of Global Design, also attended.
Brunch was followed by a scenic drive on the Pacific Coast Highway and through town to the showroom on Santa Monica Boulevard, where owners were treated to a close up look at a design prototype of Fisker Automotive’s next car, the Fisker Atlantic.
With more than 100 Karmas sold in less than 10 months, Fisker Santa Monica is one of the highest volume Fisker retailers in the world. Fisker’s global network of more than 70 retailers has sold more than 1,500 Karmas since the car went on sale in December 2011.
“I can’t tell you how thrilling it is to see how excited Karma owners get about their cars and the future of this company,” Henrik Fisker said. “I’ve been in the business a long time and truly have never seen anything like it. It was fantastic to watch all those Karmas make their way through town, knowing they weren’t using a drop of gas.”
Fisker Santa Monica principal Mike Sullivan said, “It was so great for me to show my appreciation for Fisker owners who understand you don’t have to compromise to drive more responsibly. Driving down San Vicente Blvd in a parade of 48 Fiskers in all-electric Stealth mode showed everyone a great example of the automotive future that we are hoping to build together.”
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
The private launch event sponsored by Fisker Santa Monica will feature original work donated for auction by world-renowned street artist RETNA; live art installations including a two story temporary installation by RETNA and Digiffiti & Digital Design Exhibitions; as well as a pop-up gallery featuring works of art including photography by U.K. performance artist, Mille Brown.
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.
The Fisker Karma is one of the most exciting and technologically advanced cars to come around in a very long time. LAcarGUY is privileged to be one of the very select dealer groups chosen by Fisker to be a representative.
Now it’s time to take the next step and let everyone know about it. LAcarGUY and Fisker Santa Monica are the first Fisker dealership to advertise on TV. First the car was revolutionary, now we are taking that revolution to the airways.
Have a look at the ad below.
When you are Justin Bieber, the world is truly your oyster, but when you have access to anything you want, what do you do for something special on your 18th birthday? It turns out The Beebs manager Scooter Braun had an idea.
While Braun has told Justin to always be humble, and not to get caught up in the flash of the Hollywood lifestyle, he did find something very special to give Justin for his 18th birthday.
Fisker Santa Monica provided two cars, one for Justin and one for his manager Scooter. The last three days have been spent transporting the cars from West Coast Customs for JB logo embedded in seats to the Ellen studio.
The car was a total surprise and was given to him on the Ellen show, watch the video below to see it all!
Rather than build an entire new building for our new Fisker Santa Monica store, we took an existing building that was our former Lexus Santa Monica store, remodeled it to be as green as we can be, and will be selling the first truly Eco-conscious luxury car, the Fisker Karma.
Let’s let Mike Sullivan tell you all about it.
Sunday was National Plug-in Day (October 16, 2011), with over 200 EV drivers taking part in a parade of electric vehicles in Santa Monica, California over the weekend and LAcarGUY was there with Mike Sullivan driving the Prius Plugin and Kelly Sullivan driving the Fisker Karma! Congresswoman Janice Hahn of California along with California state Senator Fran Pavley, Chris Paine and actor Ed Bedgley Jr. were just a few of the other well known people who drove their personal EV’s in the parade.
With 200+ vehicles participating this years event was the largest-ever plug-in vehicle parade and biggest grassroots EV event, the parade in Santa Monica was mirrored by similar displays in 20 cities across the US.
Organised by not-for-profit EV advocate group Plug-in America, the day saw new and legacy plug-in vehicles from the likes of GM, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Toyota, smart, Ford, Tesla and Coda take part in the flagship parade through downtown Santa Monica.
“Only a few years ago, major automakers were literally crushing electric cars. Today, virtually every auto company in the world is selling or developing a plug-in car, and consumers are snapping up each and every one, stimulating our economy while helping the environment,” said Plug In America co-founder Paul Scott.
You can see all of the pictures we took from the event on out Flickr page, just click this link to take you there.
This event provides one of the most extensive presentations of Alternative technology vehicles and transportation, infrastructure, renewable energies, energy efficiency and urban planning found worldwide.
There will also be world renowned experts speaking to consumers and professionals about what is possible in todays world and the differences we all can make.
LAcarGUY will be out in force, we will have Volkswagen Santa Monica bringing the Golf TDI, Touareg TDI and the all new 2012 Passat TDI, Lexus Santa Monica will be bringing the Lexus HS 250h and the CT 200h, Toyota Santa Monica is bringing two Prius Hybrid and 5 Prius plug-ins for the ride and drive as well as the 2012 Camry and 2012 Rav 4 and Rav EV on Display. Fisker Santa Monica will have a booth with the Karma on display.
Admission is free, we hope to see you there.