Tag: all-electric vehicles
Fisker Nederland, Fisker Automotive’s most successful European retailer with more than 130 Karmas sold since January 2012, organized a very special event on Sunday, September 2 at the Floriade Horticultural World Expo in Venlo, Netherlands, where 60 240-volt charge points were temporarily installed for the occasion. The Floraide Horticultural World Expo stands for innovation and the sustainable relationship between man and nature, educating the public how to return to nature and how to learn from it.
At the event, Fisker Automotive was a part of two new world records for electric vehicles. Fisker is now first to hold the world record for Highest Number of Single-Brand Electric Vehicles to be Charged Simultaneously, with 45 owners of its Karma Electric Vehicle with extended range (EVerTM) having their cars charged at the same time. Those 45 owners also helped break the world record for Highest Number of Mixed-Brand Electric Vehicles to be Charged Simultaneously. That record now stands at 50 where the previous record was 43, set in May of this year. Both records were confirmed by Stichting E-Laad, the Dutch foundation for the promotion of electric driving.
The successful attempt was part of the first „Good Karma Day‟ for Dutch Fisker Karma owners, which was part charity event — for every Karma sold by Fisker Nederland a donation was made to the Eugène Janssen Foundation to support African children living in dire circumstances – and part social gathering.
”We are excited that as an American car company we have had so many European Karma owners make this world-record attempt a success,” said Bernhard Koehler, Fisker Automotive co-founder. ”They have helped make history and show that electric vehicles with extended range are the future.”
The gathering of so many Fisker Karmas was a sight to see. Watch the following video for a feel of the event:
With a slated launch date of mid-2014, the A3 e-Tron will be Audi’s first all-electric vehicle. Watch LAcarGUY’s Mike Sullivan describe highlights of the vehicle which include lithium ion batteries with a range of approximately 85 to a 100 miles per charge and 199 lb-ft of torque with zero pollutants.
As the industry moves forward with alternatively fueled vehicles, Audi will have several offerings including the Q5 in a diesel and hybrid and the all-electric A3.
Watch as Mike describes how LAcarGUY plans on preparing for a future with all-electric vehicles: