Fisker¬†might be a newcomer to the automotive market, but that's not stopping the California-based extended-range EV¬†startup from making the journey to Las Vegas for the annual SEMA¬†aftermarket show.
Fisker is partnering with several aftermarket firms to show off a few customized versions of its Karma high-end extended-range EV sedan.¬†
Notably, the automaker and 3M are highlighting the Karma's dealer-installed Diamond Protection Film that goes over the car's paint to reduce the reisk of rock chips and other road debris damage. Since the Karma is painted using a high-end metallic-like finish derived from tiny crushed glass pieces, the Diamond Protection Film could save owners from having to refinish their cars.
Fisker will also have 3M wrap - and subsequently re-wrap - a Karma in various films throughout the show. The wrapped Karma will be "painted" in a new scheme every 24 hours.
Finally, 3M has been tapped to show off its Crystalline Automotive Film, a clear, multi-layer optical film that is designed to keep the interior cool without actually darkening the windows.¬†
Complementing the 3M-customized Karmas on Fisker's display will be a model festooned in graphics promoting Mobil 1's 0W30¬†Advanced Fuel Economy synthetic motor oil. The low viscosity oil, which Fisker says reduces fuel consumption by 2 percent on its own, will be shown off with a special silver and matte blue wrap package.
Finally, Goodrich Technology's PermaStar chroming process, which is designed to be more eco-friendly, will be visible on a set of the Karma's unique switchblade-style wheels at the automaker's stand.