Fisker Automative (now Karma Automotive, LLC) was founded in 2007 by Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler. more
Its headquarters is located in Anaheim, California, US. Fisker used to work as a design director for Aston Martin and took part in designing of Artega GT and BMW Z8. Before creating the company, Fisker and Koehler established Fisker Coachbuild in an attempt to revive the production of coach building automobiles but soon it gave way to Fisker Automative. In 2013, the company announced about its bankruptcy and in 2014, it was bought by Chinese company Wanxiang Group. In 2015, the company changed its name to Karma Automotive.
In 2008, the company announced the creation of its own plug-in hybrid and in 2011, the first Fisker Karma, a luxury sports sedan, was produced. The car was widely recognized and received several awards. It was listed in the "Green Design 100" of 2009 and "The 50 Best Inventions' of 2011. In 2011, it was called "Luxury Car of The Year" by Top Gear Magazine and “Car of The Year by James May of Top Gear. In 2012, it got “Design of the Year Award” and "Golden Steering Wheel Award" as "Classic Car of the Future".
In 2012, Fisker announced the creation of Fisker Surf and Fisker Sunset, based on the Karma. Sunset was to become the first convertible plug-in hybrid in the world. Fisker Surf was presented as a hatchback model at the Frankfurt Motor Show.