Fisker Automotive Partners With Leonardo DiCaprio To Promote Global Sustainability
As an equity investor in Fisker Automotive, DiCaprio will participate in conversations on the auto manufacturerâ€™s future plans for the advancement of sustainable, responsible vehicles. He will work closely with Fisker on marketing and promotional initiatives aimed at bringing attention to sustainability and environmental awareness. Fisker, in turn, will support the charitable work of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation around the globe.
â€œMy foundation supports efforts to secure a sustainable future for our planet and all its inhabitants,â€ says DiCaprio. â€œI am delighted to be working with Fisker Automotive to promote this shared vision.â€
In July 2011, DiCaprio received the first Fisker Karma luxury electric vehicle with range extender (EVerâ„¢), off the production line.
â€œThe Karma sedan â€“ Fisker Automotiveâ€™s first car – is built according to the companyâ€™s sustainable and Accountable Designâ„¢ philosophy, which represents a dramatic leap forward for the auto industry,â€ says Henrik Fisker, Executive Chairman and chief designer, Fisker Automotive.
â€œFiskerâ€™s approach to responsible luxury goes well beyond minimizing fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions. Fisker uses renewable materials and the lowest-impact technologies at every stage of the engineering, production and marketing processes.â€
The Fisker Karma sedan is a stylish, eco-conscious vehicle that was designed and engineered in the USA. New features in the Karma include reclaimed and recycled interior wood trim from either California wildfires or the depths of Lake Michigan; animal-free interiors on the top-line Eco Chic model; the worldâ€™s largest solar panel roof; and â€œDiamond Dustâ€ paint that uses flakes of re-cycled glass. www.solarthermalmagazine.com
ABOUT THE LEONARDO DICAPRIO FOUNDATION
Established in 1998 by Leonardo and his family, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation supports efforts to secure a sustainable future for our planet and all of its inhabitants. The foundation works on a variety of environmental and humanitarian issues including Wildlife Protection, Forest Preservation, Healthy Oceans, Water Access, Disaster Relief and Climate Change.
Fisker Automotive is a new automaker with a mission to build an innovative, eco-driven company that redefines and reshapes how the world thinks about cars. The company is leading the auto industry with its unique Electric Vehicle with extended range (EVerâ„¢) powertrain technology, which combines the power and efficiency of electric drive with the range and freedom of a gasoline engine.
Fisker was established in Southern California in 2007 by top auto designer Henrik Fisker and business partner Bernhard Koehler. In 2008 Fisker unveiled the Karma, the worldâ€™s first luxury Electric Vehicle with extended range. On sale since December 2011 the Karma was delivered to the market in record time. The Karma is the first and only American car to have won the coveted BBC Top Gear Luxury Car of the Year award, Automobile magazine named it 2012 Design of the Year, and TIME magazine listed the Karma one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2011.
Fisker is headquartered in Anaheim, California and markets its products through a growing network of independent retailers around the world. Fisker Automotive can be found online at www.fiskerautomotive.com
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