Fisker Of Orange County Announces, Contract Awarded To Quantum Fuel System Technologies For Fisker Production
July 19, 2010 – Irvine, Calif., - Fisker of Orange County confirms, Fisker Automotive has awarded pre-production contract to Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies for engineering and implementing production tooling for the Fisker Karma solar photovoltaic roof module.
Under the contract Quantum and its German solar affiliate Asola Advanced and Automotive Solar Systems GmbH (“Asola”) will design and procure production tooling to enable production of solar roof modules beginning in Q4 2010. Under the terms of an already executed supply arrangement, Quantum will be the exclusive supplier of solar roof modules for the Fisker Karma.
"The large solar photovoltaic roof will be a signature feature of the Fisker Karma luxury high performance plug-in hybrid,” said Fisker of Orange County’s General Manger, Steve Rudkin. “The contract will allow Fisker to move forward and develop a revolutionary vehicle,” he said.
Quantum and Asola have developed one of the largest monolithic automotive solar roofs in the world that involves complex double curvature, for the Karma. The Quantum-Asola team has developed proprietary technologies and processes to integrate high efficiency solar cells on extreme curvature substrates, while ensuring product durability under the demanding automotive service conditions. The solar roof module is designed to generate approximately 130 watts of clean renewable electricity, which helps keep Karma’s interior cool while parked in the sun, and trickle charge a 12V ancillary battery when the car is parked for long durations.
As a proud member of the Shelly Automotive Group and one of the largest Fisker centers on the West Coast, Fisker of Orange County loyally serves Orange County - including Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Balboa, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, Coto de Caza, Cypress, Dana Point, Dove Canyon, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, La Habra, La Palma, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Monarch Beach, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Orange, Placentia, Portola Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda.
Fisker of Orange County also proudly serves Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego County, Long Beach, Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley. For more information about Fisker of Orange County, visit the dealership at 9881 Research Drive in Irvine, Calif., or online at fiskeroforangecounty.com.
- Contact Information
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- General Manager
- Fisker of Orange County
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