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August 26, 2019

Fisker Wins BBC Top Gear Award

by Mike –

The Fisker Karma has been named the “Luxury Car of the Year” by the BBC Top Gear magazine and James May, of Top Gear, names the Fisker Karma as his “Car of the Year”. No word as to what Jeremey Clarkson thinks yet.

Fisker Karma

Fisker Karma

Fisker’s main competitor is another American company, Tesla. You may recall that Tesla filed a lawsuit against BBC’s Top Gear over allegations that they were not treated fairly in a test drive that was broadcast on the BBC Top Gear TV show and in particular Jeremey Clarkson wasn’t very nice.

Fisker Karma

One has to wonder if the Top Gear selection of Fisker was at all influenced by the Tesla legal action, which it seems that Tesla has now lost.

Over the long term neither Tesla nor Fisker will survive as independent companies so they are competing to be acquired by one of the large car companies.

Fisker Karma

These awards are important to keep them in the minds of the big car company executives and perhaps to help them raise more money. Of course, the most important thing is to sell a lot of cars and make money but in the absence of that awards are the consolation prize.

Fisker Karma

I congratulate Fisker on this award and I wonder what Tesla thinks about all of this.

You can read the Fisker press release here.

Read more here: Tesla Takes Legal Action Against Top Gear, Top Gear Executive Producer Blogs About The Tesla Lawsuit, Tesla and Top Gear Silliness Continues, and Tesla Suffers A Setback In Lawsuit Against Top Gear.

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Fisker

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