If you were considering buying a used Fisker Karma, say Justin Bieber’s with the chrome wrap, but were scared off by the possibility that you couldn’t get replacement parts for the car, you don’t need to worry anymore. The automaker’s new Chinese owner, Wanxiang, has announced that it will start supplying spare parts for the extended-range electric car soon.
The official announcement was made by Linyun Frank Qi in a letter sent to the Fisker Owners Club. Qi works for Wanxiang America and is based in Chicago. He said that the production of replacement parts for the Karmas took longer than originally projected because the Fisker team has quadrupled in size recently and is continuing to grow. That means that Wanxiang is indeed making efforts to revitalize the car brand, which is good
news for people who are still interested in the quirky vehicles.
Wanxiang is setting itself up for a big showdown with Tesla Motors. The Chinese company also purchased A123 Systems, which is the supplier of Fisker’s lithium-ion batteries. Tesla is working to construct a huge battery manufacturing facility, called the Gigafactory, with battery supply being a major hurdle in the production process.
Now with replacement parts about to start flowing again, and the Fisker team exploding, it’s not too far-fetched to assume that production of the Karma will fire up again in the near future. Wanxiang has stated that it will start expanding the Fisker line in the near future, leveraging every resource it can to become the premier electric car manufacturer in the world. More details about the brand and its expansion will likely be coming in the next several weeks, so stay tuned.