Fisker Picks European Distributor

Having secured the location where the future Karma plug-in hybrid vehicle will be built, American carmaker Fisker is currently on the market to set up its dealership network across the world. The first step has already been made in Europe, with Fisker announcing it has already selected its retailer on the Old Continent.

"We are going to announce one of the largest European retailers with over 100 dealerships," Henrik Fisker, the manufacturer's founder said, according to Autonews, at the Reuters Autos Summit in Detroit.

The next target in sight for Fisker is, of course, China, where signals are the PHEV will get a warm welcome.

"We have had some amazing feedback from China. We have several importers who want to sell our vehicles in China," Fisker said.

At the end of October, Fisker announced an agreement with GM for the purchase of a former GM facility in Wilmington, Delaware. The plant will be retooled in the following years, with production scheduled to begin in the US by 2012.

"This is a major step toward establishing America as a leader of advanced vehicle technology," Fisker CEO said when announcing the acquisition. "Wilmington is perfect for high quality, low volume production and will soon be the proud builder of world-class, fuel-efficient Fisker plug-in hybrids."

Until then, Fisker will built the Karma in Finland, together with Valmet Automotive. According to Fisker, the first batch should be ready to hit the streets by June 2010.
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