Fisker of Orange County unveils Karma in spectacular fashion... wait, what?

Our eyes bulged as the newswire blazed with this hot story. To our disbelief, Fisker of Orange County just unveiled the Karma, the world's first eco-chic, eco-friendly luxury performance car. The vehicle was "successfully revealed" and "so many excited spectators" took part in this "spectacular event," yet we weren't invited to attend. Okay, perhaps a bit of the info was shuffled around to make the intro to this article a little more sarcastic, but seriously, the announcement from Fisker of Orange County reads like we've never laid eyes on the Karma plug-in before. Of course, that's simply not true.

If an unveiling didn't happen, then what prompted Fisker of Orange County to claim it did? As it turns out, the Fisker Karma – you know, that yet-to-be-driven plug-in hybrid – made another public appearance, but this time it was at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine on July 22nd. The Karma is just making its rounds across the U.S. as Fisker tries build up even more hype for its oft-delayed vehicle, but if you're really intrigued to find out more about this less-than-spectacular unveiling of the Karma, then hit the jump.

[Source: Fisker of Orange County]


Fisker Karma Made A Successful Debut In Orange County At The University Of California Irvine

WEBWIRE – Monday, August 02, 2010

August 2, 2010 – Irvine, Calif., - Fisker Karma, the world's first eco-chic, eco-friendly, luxury performance car was successfully revealed in Orange County at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine on July 22.
The stylish, premium plug-in hybrid was introduced to Orange County's local markets, new retail networks and driving enthusiast at a private high style event.

Guests at the event were treated to live entertainment, gourmet hors d'oeuvres and information about Fisker Karma before the unveiling of the vehicle.

"We're delighted that so many excited spectators were able to join us for this spectacular event," said General Manager of Fisker of Orange County, Steve Rudkin.

Spectators had the opportunity to personally view the Fisker Karma up-close by having a chance to sit inside the Fisker Karma and take a detailed look at its interior and exterior.

"The feedback we've received has been extremely positive and we're excited for Fisker's future," Rudkin said.

The environmentally minded consumer interested in luxury vehicles inspired Fisker's Karma creation. The Karma features cutting-edge plug-in hybrid technology, penned as Q DRIVE, developed by Quantum Technologies, which consists of a small gasoline engine that turns the generator and charges the lithium ion battery pack, powering the electric motor and turning the rear wheels.

As a proud member of the Shelly Automotive Group and one of the largest Fisker centers on the West Coast, Fisker of Orange County loyally serves Orange County - including Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Balboa, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, Coto de Caza, Cypress, Dana Point, Dove Canyon, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, La Habra, La Palma, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Monarch Beach, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Orange, Placentia, Portola Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda.

Fisker of Orange County also proudly serves Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego County, Long Beach, Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley. For more information about Fisker of Orange County, visit the dealership at 9881 Research Drive in Irvine, Calif., or online at

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