October 19, 2012

Fisker's 'Future Classic' scoops four more global accolades for design and technological innovation

Fisker Automotive has been recognised with four more accolades to add to its ever expanding trophy cabinet at the company's Anaheim, CA headquarters.

Fisker Karma beat out stiff competition for the prestigious Fast Company Magazine 'Innovation by Design' Awards to
win the Transportation Category. The Karma finished ahead of competitors including the Boeing 787 airliner, the Faraday Bike and Ford's Fusion, with a panel of independent judges including senior creative from Nike and PepsiCo recognised the Fisker Karma as one of the best design-driven innovations of the Year.

According to the panel, "The Fisker shows what you can do in taking risks in sedan design, and that's what consumers really want."

On the same night in Germany, home of world-class performance sedan manufacturing, the Fisker Karma was awarded a coveted Auto Bild Magazine 'Golden Steering Wheel Award' as 'Classic Car of the Future' - limousine category - voted for by readers of this highly respected publication.

Collecting the Award were Co-Founders, Henrik Fisker and Barny Koehler. Henrik Fisker said, "As the only non-German car to win an award tonight, in the heartland of BMW, Porsche, Mercedes and Audi, we are extremely proud to be considered in such high esteem, just months after bringing our new brand to this very competitive European market."

Confirming the Fisker Karma's status as a future classic, setting the trends of tomorrow's cars today, Motor Trend Magazine in the USA nominated the car as one of its Top 10 Future Classics taking into account a car's significance, rarity and purity of design.

"The Karma is significant to Fisker and the automotive industry as the Karma is not only the first vehicle Fisker has ever built, but it's also the first luxury extended-range electric vehicle... the Karma is a striking vehicle automobile to look at, and it'll likely look just as good as it does today, 20 or 30 years from now," said Motor Trend.

Finally, in eco-conscious Sweden, the Fisker Karma was voted by Auto Motor Und Sport Magazine as the Environmental Car of the Year for 2012. They praised the Karma for its ability to combine both desire and environmental compatibility whilst making a statement in automotive development. They noted its lovely smooth acceleration and fine road holding that is paired with near silence in all-electric 'stealth' mode.

"These latest awards for the Fisker Karma rightly recognise both the stunning design and technological innovation that this car has brought to the market. We truly are bringing customers tomorrow's car today," said Fisker Automotive's CEO, Tony Posawatz.


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