Henrik Fisker co-founded Fisker Automotive in 2007. While working with Tesla in designing the Model S, Henrik was working on his own design, known as the Fisker Karma. Tesla proceeds to sues Fisker, stating that they stole Tesla’s hybrid technology. In early 2009, Tesla settles out of court and was ordered to pay Fisker more than $1,000,000. A little opinion here, but I believe that Tesla was just mad that Henrik designed the Model S, when he had the Karma in his brain. But back to this amazing story. Henrik receives half of a billion dollars from the Department of Energy as a subsidy to design eco-friendly cars, such as the Karma. In 2011, Top Gear test’s the Karma and announce it to be the 2011 Car of the Year. However, on October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast, destroying 338 Karma’s bound for Europe. Karma announces recall to repair cooling fans as well as they have the Takata airbags which have to be replaced. Fisker admits defeat shortly after, and Karma closes its doors.
Fear not, in 2014 a Chinese company, Wanxiang, steps in and purchases what is left of Fisker. Here is the amazing part. Wanxiang moves production from Finland to California, and begins redesign of the Fisker Karma, and it is rebadged Karma Revero. Go Google it and you will be surprised to see the Fisker Karma virtually unchanged. Starting price for the new Karma is $130,000 and side by side you won’t be able to tell the Fisker is 7 years old.
So, when you are looking for your Karma, look for the recall stickers, mine are included. I welcome buyer inspections, as this is a driver’s car. This car is being sold without reserve, deposit is due within 24hrs of the close of auction. Full price is due within 3-day by certified funds or wire transfer. Buyer is responsible to have car removed within 3 days after funds have cleared my account. I will work with any shipper as set up by the winner of the auction.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||yh4k14aa5ca000553||Mileage:||67300|
|Number of Cylinders:||4||Make:||Fisker|
|Body Type:||Sedan||Trim:||Eco Sport|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Engine:||2.0 L, 4 cylinders|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Fuel Type:||Hybrid-Electric|
|Exterior Color:||Silver||For Sale By:||Private Seller|