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My passion is also my business, as I am with the Toronto based Hav-A-Kar Auto Group. I sell or lease any make of car, van or truck available in Canada. My interest in all things "car" has helped me with my many clients in Ontario over the past 20+ years. Please give me the opportunity to assist you.

Friday, June 8, 2012

June 8: The Electrifying Fisker


This is the "electrifying" new Fisker. The what? The Fisker. Not surprised you haven't heard of it, as it is a very low production, relatively expensive electric vehicle. There is one two car showroom at The Shops of Don Mills in Toronto, but no dealership per se. I don't even know where you'd get yours serviced.

Interesting car. It is an EV, electric vehicle, with an "extended range" small 2.0L turbocharged 4 cylinder gas motor. Without this additional motor, you couldn't drive to your Muskoka cottage for the weekend. Couldn't drive to Niagara-on-the-Lake to show the locals your new ride. As an added bonus it comes with a solar panel roof.........

........which also adds to its range, but cancels the availability of a sunroof. A few stats......200 top speed and a 6.3 0-60 mph time. Not earth shattering, but respectable.



Pretty dramatic looking car with its 22" wheels and swoopy, wave like styling. It sure makes a statement. My problem with it is that although it is a 7 series BMW sized vehicle, it is very tight for space inside and a little claustrophobic. Take a look at the back seat........


..........but this will never be a problem for me, since at $117k, it's just a touch out of my comfort zone.

A little background........Fisker is a California company started by Henrick Fisker who has designed both BMW's and Aston Martin's (check out those lovely lines). They have delivered a little over 1000 cars internationally to date, but remain in that precarious start up mode. I believe there are two sales outlets in Canada  -  one in Toronto and one in (I think) Calgary.

One reason as a genuine "Car Guy" that I love working with cars4U, is that I get to see (and sometimes drive) all sorts of interesting vehicles like this Fisker. It was delivered by us this past Tuesday. What a life!

Until next time..........

2 comments:

  1. That is a good looking car. What's with the colours in the interior, tho?

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  2. Also, solar powered cars are more highly efficient due to its clean fuel source (which is the sun) and some of them have the same velocity as normal cars do. Anyway, to add Henrick Fisker a little more pat at the back, he also designed the very well known V8 Vantage and the Artega GT which can be seen in The Living Daylights film. Cheers on your career and hope to see more model reviews from you!

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