2009 Detroit Auto Show: Fisker Automotive Unveils 2010 Fisker Karma Premium Plug-in Hybrid Production Car - COMPLETE VIDEO
100mpg Fisker Karma Makes its World Wide Premiere at the 2009 North American International Auto Show
DETROIT, January 12, 2009: Fisker Automotive, Inc., the new American manufacturer of premium green automobiles, unveiled its first production car -- the 2010 Fisker Karma -- at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit today. The four-door, four-seat Karma fuses the traditional and timeless styling of veteran auto designer and Fisker Automotive CEO Henrik Fisker, with Quantum Technologies' clean Q-DRIVE(R) plug-in hybrid powertrain to become the world's first luxury plug-in hybrid car.
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The Fisker Karma can travel emission free for up to 50 miles on a full charge from any 110-, 220- or 240-volt electric outlet. A total range of up to 300 miles is estimated in Sport Mode, which utilizes the efficient Ecotec(R) gasoline engine to turn a generator that powers two electric motors on the rear differential. The Karma can achieve an annual average of more than 100 miles per gallon with a top speed of 125 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 5.8 seconds
With a starting price of US$87,900, 1,000 orders for the 100 mile-per-gallon luxury plug-in hybrid have been received since the prototype debuted at the 2008 NAIAS. Karma deliveries are scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2009 through the Fisker Automotive Retail network.