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According to the nice folks at Fisker, my car (-641) is loaded on the good ship Tristan and barring any U-Boat or Viking attacks, it will be getting to Newark on Dec. 21, along with a bunch of other Karmas, I would guess.

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Fabulist said:
According to the nice folks at Fisker, my car (-641) is loaded on the good ship Tristan and barring any U-Boat or Viking attacks, it will be getting to Newark on Dec. 21, along with a bunch of other Karmas, I would guess.

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If they're going to make their "1500 delivered" number it needs to have a whole lot of other Karmas.
 

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Fabulist said:
According to the nice folks at Fisker, my car (-641) is loaded on the good ship Tristan and barring any U-Boat or Viking attacks, it will be getting to Newark on Dec. 21, along with a bunch of other Karmas, I would guess.

-- Fab.
If they're going to make their "1500 delivered" number it needs to have a whole lot of other Karmas.
Has ANYONE who ordered a Signature Edition got their car yet? I remember hearing that at least half the SE cars were to be delivered middle of November... Seems weird that no one has posted about their car if they have taken delivery.
 

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Has ANYONE who ordered a Signature Edition got their car yet? I remember hearing that at least half the SE cars were to be delivered middle of November... Seems weird that no one has posted about their car if they have taken delivery.
I am pretty sure that the membership of the forum represents a fairly small (but very significant :D) portion of the deposit holders. The dealers or Fisker would have a more complete picture of the current state of deliveries, I would guess.

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Yeah, this was said a while back, but of the 3000 or whatever orders for the car, there are only around a dozen people here who post, so this forum is a pretty small sample.

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If they're going to make their "1500 delivered" number it needs to have a whole lot of other Karmas.
Keep in mind that half of those 1500 Karmas are supposed to be delivered to European customers, but without certification they cannot get shipped.

I know Fisker wants to sell those cars badly, because a European sale brings in 28% more at €95,000 ($128,000). They probably make a profit on the European cars and a loss on the cars sold in the US that go for $28,000 less, even though transportation costs are higher and there could even be an import tax.

I really do not understand why this certification process has to take so long. It's probably bureaucracy. But I am convinced Fisker is partly to blame because they started the certification process so late. I've never ever heard of a car company that could not deliver finished cars because there was no certification yet.

It is really starting to annoy me (and no doubt many other European customers).
 

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Fabulist said:
Thebreadman said:
Has ANYONE who ordered a Signature Edition got their car yet? I remember hearing that at least half the SE cars were to be delivered middle of November... Seems weird that no one has posted about their car if they have taken delivery.
I am pretty sure that the membership of the forum represents a fairly small (but very significant :D) portion of the deposit holders. The dealers or Fisker would have a more complete picture of the current state of deliveries, I would guess.

-- Fab.
I just checked with Fisker. NO customer has taken delivery of their car yet. For the first time, I started to sense disappointment in their voice.

So with 3 weeks to go in 2011, Ray Lane has a LOT of cars to deliver if he's going to meet his 1500 statement just last week.
 

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I just checked with Fisker. NO customer has taken delivery of their car yet. For the first time, I started to sense disappointment in their voice.

So with 3 weeks to go in 2011, Ray Lane has a LOT of cars to deliver if he's going to meet his 1500 statement just last week.
This seems odd since Fisker announced that they had started booking revenues from the sales back in October. And the 1500 is worldwide sales, so only about 800 - 900 of those have to be delivered to the US. Also, maybe there is a difference between "sale" and "delivery".

If they are shipping a couple of hundred cars a week, there is still time between now and the end of 2011 to deliver a fair number of cars, at least to the US East Coast customers. I think the window for delivering to the West Cost for 2011 is going to close when Tristan leaves port.

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Fab,

Customers should get their cars this week. On another note we have just posted some additional Quick Reference Guides in a Video format at www.youtube.com/karmaowners


Best regards,
David Harris
Fisker Automotive
 

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Fab,

Customers should get their cars this week. On another note we have just posted some additional Quick Reference Guides in a Video format at www.youtube.com/karmaowners.


Best regards,
David Harris
Fisker Automotive
The "." at the end of the link is causing it not to work. Try this Link instead.

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I'm Signature Series #72. My dealer sent me an email last week stating that Fisker had sent a note to them that my car is in transit and should arrive this week or next. I will post an update as soon as I hear further from my dealer, Frank Kent in Ft.Worth Texas.
Now, that Mr. Harris chimed in, I feel even more confident something is about to happen.
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I just checked with Fisker. NO customer has taken delivery of their car yet. For the first time, I started to sense disappointment in their voice.
I was just told by HQ Customer Service that all of the Sig. Edition cars are still at the port on the East Coast getting software updates.
 

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I was just told by HQ Customer Service that all of the Sig. Edition cars are still at the port on the East Coast getting software updates.
Not sure why they kept them at the port, since the software updates can be done wirelessly (or so I hear), but I can say that the updated software makes the control panel a lot more responsive. The demo I drove Saturday had the newer software and touch screen action was definitely better than in the earlier demo car (in Nov), with the older software.

Of course, as with all updates to flash, there's the danger of turning your computer into an expensive paperweight, so maybe they kept them at the port so that they could reset them more easily. (I don't know whether the Karma uses the "two versions of the software" trick that is relatively common these days—you keep a backup in either hard ROM or a second flash chip, and have a jumper or switch that you can flip to revert to the backup for booting. That way, if something goes wrong while updating the flash memory, you can get out of "expensive paperweight" mode pretty easily.)
 

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I'm guessing they're shipping cars as the software updates are done. Probably going to take a few days to get to all of the cars - there should be at least 150 of them at the port from what I understand.

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This seems odd since Fisker announced that they had started booking revenues from the sales back in October. And the 1500 is worldwide sales, so only about 800 - 900 of those have to be delivered to the US. Also, maybe there is a difference between "sale" and "delivery".

-- Fab.
I believe the dealers "own" their demo cars and those 25 or so cars that were delivered were booked as revenue to Fisker.
 

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Dennis, I think Customer Service is just telling people what they want to hear. I wouldn't be going thru this whole nut roll if my SE was supposedly there with all the others.
 

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Dennis, I think Customer Service is just telling people what they want to hear. I wouldn't be going thru this whole nut roll if my SE was supposedly there with all the others.
@kabalah70 - Since I don't have an SE on order (my Deep Ocean car just started production), I innocently inquired about whether any customer cars had been shipped to dealers. That's when I learned that all of the customer cars shipped thus far were still at the East Coast port getting software upgrades.

I don't have any evidence (yet) that they are telling me what I want to hear, at least as it pertains to my car. Today was my first good news in 3 months.

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Fisker of Cleveland received their first two SE cars today! So presumably there will be two production cars in the wild shortly.

Will be interesting to hear customer satisfaction once people start taking delivery. Please post your pictures and experiences here...
 

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Not sure why they kept them at the port, since the software updates can be done wirelessly (or so I hear)
I don't think this is true. I specifically asked my dealer if the car supported over-the-air updates, or if someone needed to physically plug-into and visit each car. The answer is the latter; Fisker doesn't update the cars wirelessly. I'm not sure why this is, but I can speculate on several reasons including the lack of a global wireless standard or infrastructure, data security concerns, and of course to give you a reason to visit your helpful dealer and service center who always seems to be running a special on wipers, or tires, or a car wash, or replacing that dirty air filter, or perhaps you'd be interested in this new model...
 
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