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Henrik Fisker added this post to Fisker's Facebook page today:

Henrik Fisker said:
This week it was great to see dozen's of Karma's being driven on to a ship in Finland heading for the United States. Many of us were watching the progress of the ship on a website (marinetraffic.com). This week we had an event at the Peterson Museum (petersen.org) in Los Angeles. I drove from Los Angeles to my home and didn't turn on the gasoline generator till I was within three miles of home, but that is why we them so there is never any worries about range anxiety.

Everyone have a great weekend. HF.
The name of the ship is Elektra.
I believe this is the ship:

http://marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?mmsi=564614000
 

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Wimbledon said:
Henrik Fisker added this post to Fisker's Facebook page today:

Henrik Fisker said:
This week it was great to see dozen's of Karma's being driven on to a ship in Finland heading for the United States. Many of us were watching the progress of the ship on a website (marinetraffic.com). This week we had an event at the Peterson Museum (petersen.org) in Los Angeles. I drove from Los Angeles to my home and didn't turn on the gasoline generator till I was within three miles of home, but that is why we them so there is never any worries about range anxiety.

Everyone have a great weekend. HF.
The name of the ship is Elektra.
I believe this is the ship:

http://marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?mmsi=564614000

Interesting Henrik's comment about the generator. The Petersen Museum in LA is not far from from Henrik's home in Newport Beach.

Edited to maintain privacy for Henrik
 

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I guess that answers a couple questions.
It's dozens, not 200.
They are in transit and not in port.
It's just incomprehensible to me that we have to gleen this information from off hand remarks.


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BillyO said:
I guess that answers a couple questions.
It's dozens, not 200.
They are in transit and not in port.
It's just incomprehensible to me that we have to gleen this information from off hand remarks.


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My dealer (Burton of Minneapolis) will get his first demo cars the week of October 17th. That would fit with the transit time anounced by Henrik. Finally I'll get to drive the car..... Gave up on Maserati Granturismo and Aston Martin Vantage - way too noisy. Although people keep bragging about the great sound this actually bothers me. Hope Fisker will be good, otherwise it's back to the drawing board for my next car
 

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SoCalGuy said:
Interesting Henrik's comment about the generator. The Petersen Museum in LA is 52.1 miles from Henrik's home [street address redacted] in Newport Beach. Based on his comment, he got about 49 miles range all-electric.
That's actually pretty good since the drive from the museum and Newport beach is mostly freeway driving and at the time he went home he should have been able to do it at fairly high speeds (70+ MPH). And Ray Lane said in his presentation that Henrik drives pretty aggressively so we can assume he was flogging the car pretty good. For him to get close to 50 Miles under those conditions is very impressive indeed.

The only thing that puzzles me is that if Henrik was driving one of the cars on display (there was a silver Karma parked out front as a diaplay car that was not there before Henrik showed up around 5 PM but was there when I left around 9 PM) how did they get it fully charged before he left for home?

Let's see what the EPA has to say about the electric-only range.

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svp6 said:
Although people keep bragging about the great sound this actually bothers me. Hope Fisker will be good, otherwise it's back to the drawing board for my next car
If they are talking about the "Tron" sound, it turns off when you go above 30 MPH. Beyond that in Stealth mode, the car is very very quiet.

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SoCalGuy said:
I believe this is the ship:
http://marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?mmsi=564614000
This is the ship with the 37 cars for the dealers on it. The transponder data for the ship shows no updates since 10/3/2011. The Live Map shows the ship as "Out of Range" so we will probably pick it back up when it close to the Eastern seashore of the US. Based on the ship's average speed of 17.5 Knots, it would have travelled about 3000 Miles since that last fix so it should be in Halifax by now and in New York soon after that.

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Well the info on Marine says:

Voyage Related Info (Last Received)
Draught: 8.9 m
Destination: HALIFAX
ETA: 2011-10-10 05:30

So Halifax shouldn't be more than a 'few' hours[hr]
Wow this thing can hold a total of 7,194 cars. Wonder how much of this space will be filled by Fisker :)
 

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svp6 said:
Although people keep bragging about the great sound this actually bothers me. Hope Fisker will be good, otherwise it's back to the drawing board for my next car

If they are talking about the "Tron" sound, it turns off when you go above 30 MPH. Beyond that in Stealth mode, the car is very very quiet.
I was referring to the loud sound of the Maserati and Aston Martin exhaust. When going above 3000 rpm it's disturbingly loud, even inside the car. I actually like the tron sound
 

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For those of you who like me are tracking the good ship Elektra, the status page of the port of Halifax shows the Elektra due in this morning at 7:18 AM and no listed ETD. Since the status page was last updated on Oct. 7, it is not particularly alarming that the ship's status is not shown as "In Port" yet. Will have to keep checking for updates.

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The top URL above (reposted below) now (as of 11.19PM PST on 10/10) shows the Elektra about 30 miles outside of Halifax:
http://marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?mmsi=564614000
 

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Wow, if you click the map link it brings up a Google Map of the port. Then click Satellite and you can see a parking lot with what appears to be hundreds if not thousands of cars sitting there: http://marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?mmsi=564614000&centerx=-63.51266&centery=44.62067&zoom=10&type_color=7

I guess that port is specifically used for automobile imports.

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Excellent, the first large group of cars should now be on North American soil! The ship tracker now shows the status as "In Port" in Halifax per the status update from a couple hours ago:

http://marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?mmsi=564614000

Weather in Halifax is sunny with showers expected tomorrow. Good weather to start the offloading and rail/truck load!
 

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Dave_Car_Guy said:
Excellent, the first large group of cars should now be on North American soil! The ship tracker now shows the status as "In Port" in Halifax per the status update from a couple hours ago:

http://marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?mmsi=564614000

Weather in Halifax is sunny with showers expected tomorrow. Good weather to start the offloading and rail/truck load!
I would expect the Fiskers to be offloaded in the US, not in Canada. The ship is carrying a lot of other cars so it may have to make more than one stop.

-- Fab.[hr]
Oddly, the original post that started this thread has now been deleted from Fisker Automotive's Facebook page. Wonder what that means. :s

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Getting exciting... even my dealer has a countdown clock set up on their website - http://www.fiskerva.com/Fisker_of_Northern_Virginia/Drive.html
 

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svp6 said:
I was referring to the loud sound of the Maserati and Aston Martin exhaust. When going above 3000 rpm it's disturbingly loud, even inside the car. I actually like the tron sound
As a side note on the Maserati, when you hit the sport button it closes the baffles on the mufflers, and it isn't loud at all. I am one of the people that love the exhaust and always leave it open, but my wife, similar to you, thinks it's very loud and she drives it with the mufflers baffled...

BTW, my dealer doesn't even acknowledge they sell Fisker yet! http://jakekaplans.com/
 

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jeroen said:
Destination: NEW YORK
ETA: 2011-10-13 10:00
The Elekra's transponder is back in range and the ship is now 100 NM East of New York and heading straight West. The vigil continues ....

This is not stalking, is it?

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jeroen said:
In port. So how long Will IT take from NOW ;)
My Dealer in Northern California is expecting to have his demo car(s) next week. That's going to be some serious fast driving by a car carrier. Too bad there are no transponders on the individual cars. It would be fascinating watching them spread from New York to the four corners of the US.

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Fabulist said:
My Dealer in Northern California is expecting to have his demo car(s) next week. That's going to be some serious fast driving by a car carrier. Too bad there are no transponders on the individual cars. It would be fascinating watching them spread from New York to the four corners of the US.
Train?

I like your tracking idea though! ;)
 
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