Henry Fisker founded the American automotive manufacturer Fisker Automotive in 2007. Henry Fisker is well known for designing the Aston Martin DB9 and the Vantage V8, Artega GT and the BMW Z8. The Fisker Karma was the first and only vehicle Henry produced for Fisker Automotive. The Fisker Karma was a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that debuted at the New York North American International Auto Show in 2008. Facing financial difficulties production was halted and in 2014 all assets were purchased by Chinese auto parts company the Wanxiang Group. The company has since been renamed as the New Fisker.