Electric vehicle equipment provider EV Connect says it will install and service charging stations for Fisker Karma owners and all 47 Fisker Automotive Inc. dealerships.
Under the agreement announced Wednesday, EV Connect will be the only contact for purchase and maintenance of Fisker charging stations. The Culver City, Calif., company will ship the charging equipment to homes or businesses, handle permitting procedures and install the equipment.
“Fisker is very focused on a high level of customer satisfaction and the charge station is important no doubt, but it is one part of the entire process,” Brett Hauser, COO of EV Connect, said in an interview. “There’s the permitting, the inspection and working with utilities.”
EV Connect said it expects to begin installing the equipment in July.
Fisker, of Anaheim, Calif., produces the plug-in hybrid electric Karma and sells it for $95,900. Fisker began producing the Karma in March at Valmet Automotive's plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland.
In 2009, Fisker received a $529 million federal loan that is being used to refurbish a former General Motors plant in Delaware that will produce the company’s next model, the lower-priced Nina, in 2013.