Fisker Automotive Recruits First North American Retailers To Represent Premium Green Brand

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Fisker Automotive Recruits First North American Retailers to Represent Premium Green


IRVINE, Calif., Mar. 25 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    Premium green automaker Fisker Automotive has appointed its first group of North American

retailers to market and service its luxury plug-in hybrid vehicles, beginning with the US$87,900,

100mpg Karma sedan later this year.  Thirty-two award-winning retailers have confirmed their intent

to carry the Fisker marquee.  The number puts the carmaker close to its goal of having 40 locations

across the country by the end of June 2009.

    All Fisker retailers are well-established operations familiar with premium brands, new technology

and discerning clientele.  Many are family-owned, each is active in giving back to their communities,

and all understand the need to offer premium customers a vehicle that reduces environmental

impact.  A full list can be found at 

    Fisker Board member Vic Doolan has been instrumental in guiding development of the

company's retail network.  Doolan led BMW NA and Volvo Cars NA to record sales in the 1990s

and 2000s, and in so doing built solid relationships with top retail principals.  "Our retail partners are

our most important assets," he said.  "To our customers, they are the face of the company.  For that

reason, we've chosen those who will give Fisker owners the comfort and confidence to drive the


    By keeping startup costs low and not requiring floor-planning beyond demonstrator and display

cars, Fisker is able to attract new franchises even in tough economic times.  President Obama's

recent pledge of US$2.4B to support development of plug-in hybrid vehicles and battery technology

is added incentive.  

    Fisker showrooms will reflect the company's concern for the environment and their vehicles'

emission free capabilities.  "They will be Eco-facilities, not Ego-facilities," Doolan said.  Architecture

calls for natural and sustainable materials like wood and textiles.  An available solar-powered car

port can keep demonstrator vehicles clean, dry, fully charged and ready to go.  

    Fisker Automotive Retail Network, Charter Members:

    Barrett Holdings, Inc.         Charles Barrett       San Antonio, TX

    Bergen Jaguar                  Dennis Squitieri      Bergen County, NJ

    Bergstrom Corporation          John Bergstrom        Wisconsin

    Borton Automotive              Kjell Bergh           Minnesota

    Capitol Cadillac Company       Daniel Jobe           Maryland

    Century Automotive Group       George Jones          Alabama

    The Dorschel Automotive Group  Richard Dorschel      Rochester, NY

    Elder Automotive Group         Rob Elder             Tampa Bay, FL

    Fields Auto Group              Dan Fields            Illinois

    Fields Auto Group              Dan Fields            Orlando, FL  

    Fields Auto Group              Dan Fields            British Columbia

    Frank Kent Motor Company       Corrie Churchill      Fort Worth, TX

    H.A. Ott Motor Cars LLC        Chip Ott              Philadelphia, PA

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    Jaguar of Great Neck           Jack Weidinger        Long Island, NY

    M2 Motors, Inc.                Bernardo Moreno       Ohio

    Manhattan Motor Cars           Brian Miller          Manhattan, NY

    Marvin K. Brown Auto Center    Dave Grundstrom       San Diego, CA

    O'Brien Auto Group             Mike O'Brien          Washington

    Palm Beach Motor Cars Ltd.     Robert Simpson        Palm Beach, FL

    Patrick Dealer Group           Martin Stilwell       Illinois

    Price Family Dealerships       Tom Price             San Jose, CA

    Price Family Dealerships       Tom Price             San Francisco, CA

    Price Family Dealerships       Tom Price             Sacramento, CA

    Rickenbaugh Cadillac Volvo     Mary Pacifico-Valley  Denver, CO

    Roger Beasley Highline Group   David Stein           Austin, TX

    Ron Tonkin Family of 

     Dealerships                   Ron Tonkin            Oregon

    Serra Automotive               Joe Serra             State of Michigan     Serra Automotive               Joe

Serra             Pasadena, CA

    Shelly Automotive Group        Damon Shelly          Orange County, CA

    Sullivan Luxury Cars LLC       Mike Sullivan         Beverly Hills & 

                                                         Santa Monica, CA

    Ted Britt Auto Group           Raymond Britt         Northern Virginia     Warren Henry Automobiles      

Warren Zinn           Miami, FL


    Fisker Automotive, founded in 2007 by Fisker Coachbuild, LLC and Quantum Technologies

(QTWW), is a privately owned American car company producing premium green automobiles. 

Global headquarters are located in Irvine, Calif., with Henrik Fisker as CEO.  The company is

backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Palo Alto Investors and the Qatar Investment Authority

(QIA).   More information is available at

    Inquiries:  Russell Datz

    Phone:      714-888-4255 x116

    Mobile:     917-678-8038

    Fax:        714-888-4256

SOURCE: Fisker Automotive Inc.

    CONTACT:  Russell Datz of Fisker Automotive Inc., 

              +1-714-888-4255, ext. 116, 

              Mobile, +1-917-678-8038,

              Fax, +1-714-888-4256, 


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