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Fisker Selects Goodyear Eagles for Karma Hybrid

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the first production models of the new 2012 Fisker Karma EVer (electric vehicle, extended range) hybrid are delivered to their new owners, they'll be rolling exclusively on Goodyear's Eagle F1 Supercar tires.

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The Fisker Karma EVer is the world's first premium electric vehicle with extended range and the "embodiment of an environmentally conscious vehicle with passion, style and performance," according to Fisker.

The four-door, four-passenger Karma is a series plug-in hybrid that combines the zero-emission benefits of an all-electric car with the full driving range of a conventional car. It will offer a responsible alternative to those in the market for traditional full size, fully equipped luxury performance cars.

Because of its large 22-inch wheels and the high torque output of its electric motor, Goodyear worked with Fisker to develop high performance tires specifically for the Karma EVer. The 2012 Karma EVer is equipped with custom Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires in sizes 285/35/R22 (rear) and 255/35/R22 (front).

Fisker is one of many automakers that have selected Goodyear tires as original equipment for its fuel efficient vehicles. The Toyota Prius, Scion iQ, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Cruze Eco and Ford Fusion S also come standard with Goodyear tires. Traditionally, more new vehicles in North America are equipped with Goodyear tires than any other brand.

For more information about Goodyear's broad selection of tires for cars, light trucks, SUVs, and more, visit

About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Goodyear (NYSE: GT) is one of the world's largest tire companies.  It employs approximately 73,000 people and manufactures its products in 54 facilities in 22 countries around the world.  Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.  For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

About Fisker Automotive, Inc.

Fisker Automotive is an American car company, founded in 2007, committed to producing electric vehicles with extended range (EVer) that deliver Uncompromised Responsible Luxury™.  The Fisker Karma Sedan is the world's first premium electric plug-in hybrid representing the company's firm belief that environmentally conscious cars need not sacrifice passion, style, or performance.  Fisker Automotive is a global company that is redefining luxury for the modern sports car buyer.  For more information on the brand and the Fisker Karma sedan, please go to

SOURCE The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

For further information: Justin Metz, +1-330-796-3789
Sep 20, 2011
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