Fisker Going East
Fisker Automotive, the California-based maker of the Karma and Karma S series plug-in hybrids (aka electric cars with a range extender like the Chevy Volt), has inked a deal with China Grand Automotive Group to have its vehicles distributed, marketed and serviced in the Middle Kingdom.
The Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid. Photo: Michael Graham Richard
"We are extremely proud to be working with CGA to support Fisker Automotive in the fast-emerging Chinese market," said Henrik Fisker, CEO, Fisker Automotive. "With its vast network of experienced retailers CGA will give Fisker an instant and credible footprint in the region. CGA's attention to detail and excellent customer service will ensure Fisker buyers receive the level of service and peace of mind expected of a premium brand." (source)
The Karma PHEV will debut in China at the Shanghai Motor Show next April, while U.S. customers should be able to get Karmas in March 2011 (but based on recent history, that date could change).