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So I was just thinking this morning that the Karma really is a collection of many other companies' products and tech, engineered/integrated and packaged by Fisker (assembled by Valmet!). Perusing through various internet posts, Fisker press releases and magazine/reviewer coverage, I thought it might be useful to list what components come from where/who. Here's my first cut, curious if I've missed anything:

NOTE: Edited to reflect comments in subsequent posts

Powertrain
Range extender - engine: General Motors (2.0L 4-cyclinder Ecotec); to be replaced in Gen II with BMW's N40 4-cyl
Range extender - generator: Unknown
Battery: A123 20.1kwh li-ion battery comprised of 315 prismatic cells (perhaps to be replaced with A123's new battery EXT chem which would require no cooling systems); originally EnerDel and Advanced Lithium of Canada were considered
Solar panel roof: Asola
Electric motors: Jing-Jin Electric (formerly they had tested/used UQM motors)
Inverters: Magna E-Cars (to confirm)
Brakes: Regenerative units from TRW and friction brakes from Brembo
Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar custom tires (285/35/R22 rear and 255/35/R22 front)
Fusebox Relays: Ford
Transmission: Unknown (Mexico?)
Low temp cooling fan: Air International Inc of Auburn Hills, Michigan (original)

Other
Aluminum spaceframe: Norsk Hydro
Seats/interior trim: Magna International
Interior leather: Bridge of Weir
Steering wheel/mirror switches: General Motors
Start button: Toyota
Command Center: Visteon
Sound system: Visteon
Headlights: Visteon

Final assembly: Valmet (Finland)

Have I missed anything?
 

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Well, the generator is just another electric motor made by Jing-Jin, the only difference being its max. output of 175Kw.

Inverters are made by Magna E-Cars, atleast I remember seeing such name on an inverter.

Ive always wondered what are the regenerative units you listed, the regen is done by the 2 traction motors?
 

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Raven said:
Well, the generator is just another electric motor made by Jing-Jin, the only difference being its max. output of 175Kw.

Inverters are made by Magna E-Cars, atleast I remember seeing such name on an inverter.

Ive always wondered what are the regenerative units you listed, the regen is done by the 2 traction motors?
Not sure regarding the regen - saw it listed as a supplier by Fisker in their "Made in America" press release.
 

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If you get this thread going along far enough perhaps you guys can make a graphic like this one for the Volt.

PDF: http://www.autonews.com/assets/PDF/CA717381124.PDF
JPG: http://i.cmpnet.com/planetanalog/2011/07/VoltSuppliers.jpg (via: http://www.eetimes.com/design/automotive-design/4218036/Chevy-Volt-relies-on-adroit-suppliers )
 

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scottf200 said:
If you get this thread going along far enough perhaps you guys can make a graphic like this one for the Volt.

PDF: http://www.autonews.com/assets/PDF/CA717381124.PDF
JPG: http://i.cmpnet.com/planetanalog/2011/07/VoltSuppliers.jpg (via: http://www.eetimes.com/design/automotive-design/4218036/Chevy-Volt-relies-on-adroit-suppliers )
That is a cool graphic!
 

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Every car company sources materials from other companies. Fisker Automotive designed and built the entire drivetrain and the systems that manage it.

Respectfully,

David Harris
Fisker Automotive
 

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Toyota Start button according to GT Spirit article.
 

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doug said:
So who makes those cooling fans?
"The cooling fans are manufactured by Air International Inc of Auburn Hills, Michigan." per
http://www.autoworldnews.com/articles/2281/20120828/fisker-karma-recall-nhtsa-documents-trace-fire-hazard.htm
 

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Does anbody know, who makes the TPMS sensors (tire pressure)?

Thanks
Stefan
 

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Stefan said:
Does anbody know, who makes the TPMS sensors (tire pressure)? Thanks, Stefan
I wonder if it matters. When I got a new tire on my Volt a while back Discount Tire told me it is their standard practice to replace them as well no charge. I didn't realize they were so "generic". They replace it and I have not had any problems.
 

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Fuel Tank by Spectra Premium Industries
The Fisker Karma Showcases a Steel Fuel Tank

Mirrors and shifter by Ficosa (spanish group, automotive part manufacturer)
Facebook message
Picture of mirrors
Picture of shifter
Customer reference (PDF)
nice illustration of the Karma concept @ page 21
full customer reference @ page 30 (glad to see that at least ONE part of the Karma was produced in France)

If you look at all the creditors who filed a claim in this document (starting page 13), you'll manage to find a lot of the car parts' suppliers:
http://www.omnimgt.com/cmsvol2/pub_46643/442910_1.pdf
 
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