Since its debut in prototype form more than three years ago at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, the launch of actual, production Fisker Karma models has been fraught with delays. Fortunately and finally, the delays appear to be over.
Late last week, Fisker Automotive received its first six Karmas from production partner Valmet Automotive. The Anaheim, CA-based automaker will disperse the half dozen Karmas across the country. Two of the six plug-in hybrids will make their way cross-country as part of Fisker's "Pure Driving Passion North American Retailer Roadshow" and at least one of the Karmas was already spotted on a closed-down portion of the Pacific Coast Highway.
A rightfully ecstatic Henrik Fisker, chief executive officer of Fisker Automotive, told OC Metro that:
As long as you're patient, you can. Hat tip to Roy!This is an exciting day in the history of Fisker Automotive. The Fisker dream is becoming a reality. These first production cars in the U.S.A. show that you can produce an environmentally conscious car that does not sacrifice passion, style or performance.