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2009 LA Auto Show: Fisker Press Conference - COMPLETE VIDEO


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The Auto Channel presents the entire Fisker Press Conference from Media Days at the 2009 LA Auto Show.

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FISKER RECAPS FIRST TWO YEARS, ANNOUNCES KARMA PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

LOS ANGELES - December 3, 2009: In little more than two years Fisker Automotive has established itself as a force in the automotive industry. Significant investments from major venture capital firms, a half-billion dollar conditional loan from the U.S. government and the establishment of a global network of independent retailers highlight the new American automaker’s rapid growth. Since its founding in August 2007 Fisker Automotive has:

• Assembled a team of forward-looking auto industry veterans with more than 200 years of collective experience

• Introduced the world's first premium plug-in electric hybrid vehicle, the Fisker Karma

• Established global headquarters in Irvine, California and a first-class engineering facility in Pontiac, Michigan

• Appointed a network of 42 independent U.S. retailers and three European distributors with proven track records in customer satisfaction;

• Partnered with Tier 1 automotive suppliers • Applied for more than 50 patents

• Been awarded a $528.7 million U.S. Department of Energy conditional loan

• Announced Project Nina, the development of an affordable, family-oriented plug-in hybrid for 2012 that will ultimately create more than 5,000 U.S. jobs

• Signed a letter of intent to purchase an assembly plant in Wilmington, Delaware

• Secured more than 1,500 customer deposits;

• Been featured on the cover of the June 8, 2009 issue of Forbes magazine as “The Next Detroit.”

In third quarter 2010 Fisker Automotive will begin delivering Karma plug-in hybrids to appointed retailers and distributors worldwide, less than 36 months after the concept car first appeared at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2008.