First Fisker Karma rolls out of the production line

The Fisker Karma made its debut as a concept car in 2008 at the Detroit Auto Show. Three years later, the first unit has finally rolled out of the Valmet Automotive’s plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland. US and European customers will receive their first units by next month. According to Roger Ormisher, a spokesman for Fisker : "We’re going to be ramping up very slowly, very carefully to ensure quality. This year we want to get over 7,000 deliveries." Very slowly, huh? And how would that be different than what they’ve been doing?

The Karma uses a lithium-ion battery pack to power two 200+ hp electric motors for about 50 miles. Once the juice runs out of the batteries, a GM-sourced 2.0-liter gas engine making 260 hp generates the electricity needed to power the sedan. Fisker says the Karma makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in less than 6 seconds and can hit a top speed of more than 125 mph. The hybrid sedan has a fuel consumption of 2.4L/100 km (100 mpg) fuel consumption and a CO2 emission of just 83g/km.

On the US market, prices started from $88,400 after an eligible $7,500 tax credit.


7 comments:

I really don’t think that this car is the best option that we could see in the market. Aside from Its less powerful the manufacture of this car is not popular. If you want a better car choose a good badgesmiley

Well, the Karma still does look promising to me. For one, the hybrid system in the car is considered as one of the most reliable around.

Well, I must admit that I was initially impressed when I first read about this car a few years back. And guess what, it still holds today.

Well, the car looks rather good to me. But the thing that I am more concerned of is the power in this car. Its output is actually considerably less than other hybrid sports cars.

What the hell! Does Mr. Ormisher have heard what he just said? I think my eyebrows raised with that statement! They are ramping very slow, but they can’t make any good production! Just look at the front of the Fisher its hideous and its top speed is still limited! 

In my case, I actually like what they did with the karma. At first, I also thought that this car is a bit odd., but once I saw the features that it has, I changed my mind.

I must admit, there isn’t really that much love in me for the Karma. OK, the design is not really that bad, but it isn’t really that impressive either. Maybe they could tweak it more.

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