The time difference between California and Beijing is quite a bit less than 11 months, but we doubt plug-in enthusiasts in China will quibble with that.

Fisker Automotive, which in late 2010 reached an agreement with China Grand Automotive Group to have its Karma extended-range plug-in sports sedans sold in China, will start doing so in November, according to Inautonews. California-based Fisker also said it will base its Asia operations in Shanghai.

The company initially set a deadline with China Grand Automotive to start Fisker sales in China by the end of 2011. China Grand Automotive has more than 200 dealerships across China that sell more than 40 auto brands.

In April, Fisker reached an agreement to have its cars sold in the Middle East and North Africa by Al-Futtaim Group. That company, which also sells Jeep, Toyota and Volvo vehicles, was supposed to open a Fisker dealership in Dubai this year. Fisker, which started producing the Karma last year, has made around 2,000 vehicles thus far.