Bellevue Beat | Luxury Electric Automaker Opens First Showroom in Bellevue
O'Brien Auto Group, the largest auto dealer in the Pacific Northwest, announced the Bellevue arrival of the first premium luxury electric car on the market: the Fisker Karma.
O'Brien has already set up a new showroom in Bellevue that enables customers to view and test drive them first-hand. Bellevue.com first spotted construction at the Bellevue showroom in late February. The showroom, called Fisker of Bellevue, is located at 10692 NE 8th Street in the former Money Tree location next to What The Pho in downtown Bellevue.
Each Fisker car is designed with a proprietary plug-in hybrid electric powertrain called EVer (Electric Vehicle with extended range) that consists of an efficient gasoline engine, an electric generator, a Lithium-ion battery pack, and two electric motors at the rear wheels. The Karma sedan allows for two types of driving modes: a Stealth mode for relaxed and efficient all-electric driving and a Sport mode that combines power from both the gasoline-powered generator and battery to give the driver more aggressive acceleration and higher top speeds.
The new line of Fisker cars offers an environmentally-friendly option while, at the same time, delivering on the need for luxury and high performance. The Fisker Karma starts at $102,000 and also qualifies buyers for a $7,500 tax credit when filing their federal income taxes.
Published: March 24, 2012
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