A new and improved Fisker Karma is set to be manufactured in a facility located in Southern California.
It seems that Wanxiang Group Corp, a Chinese auto-parts giant that now owns Fisker Automotive and Technology Group, is looking to restart production of the hybrid sedan in a new factory located in the city of Moreno Valley, California.
The state of the art, 555,670 square-foot plant will be leased by Fisker and will provide 150 job opportunities for the city’s residents. Furthermore, the company also intends to feature a showroom in the facility and provide tours of the car manufacturing process.
After filing for bankruptcy, Fisker was acquired by China’s auto-parts giant – Wanxiang Group Corp – in 2014 for $149.2 million. Since then, the company was constantly determined to re-launch its activity, but always came short due to unforeseen circumstances.
Initially built in Finland, the car-company has decided that the new Karma will be solely manufactured and constructed in U.S. as Jim Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of Fisker, stated:
“Fisker believes in the quality, work ethic and competitiveness of manufacturing in the USA. California’s natural beauty, trend setting, technology, and environmental focus are perfectly aligned with our Karma re-launch.”
Truth be told, the State of California has a history supporting electric cars and this could come as an aid for Fisker’s plan.
The date of the official launch remains unknown, but perhaps by the end of 2016, Karmas will be swarming off the production line. Mind you, Wanxiang initially wanted to resume production of the Karma by the end of 2014 and then again by mid-2015; so, taking this into account, we can’t speculate on an exact date, since the company rushes to announce things way too eagerly.