Fisker Karma delayed, again

In a previous statement Fisker spokesman Russell Datz announced that the "first few customers" will get Karma vehicles by the end of the year, with full production to start in the first three months of 2011. Apparently this will not happen. As you might know, Fisker is currently having some financial problems and those problems will be delaying these deliveries.

Last month,Fisker reported that it had already raised $35 million from private equity to fund and build the Karma. Part of that federal funding will also go towards building 75,000 to 100,000 vehicles at its Wilmington, Del., plant starting in 2012.

The Karma is a plug-in hybrid that 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.

Source: DetNews

9 comments:

I was thinking that they made an awesome modification in the styling of the car. Plus, the engine performance deliver an impressive output.

Well, I really don’t think that the speed performance of the car makes me drool enough! Its a good news that they have finally released the vehicle! I would love to see a more powerful output!

Who cares on this item btw? I know that you’ve keep on waiting for it, dont you? Just kidding.

ugly fugly looking car, it front bumper looks awful.

Not practicing vaporware very well since they just closed the deal on acquiring the former GM factory for production on the Nina.

Not practicing vaporware very well since they just closed the deal on acquiring the former GM factory for production on the Nina. Also I did not see any crane when the car was on the track for a photo op awhile back.

I don’t know about you, but if given the chance, I’d totally use a batmobile as a daily driver...afterburner and all

This car looks so hideous and lacks proportion. They had a killer opportunity to make a really decent looking car...instead they came up with the Batmobile.

That statement is correct - initial customer deliveries are scheduled to happen the end of this year with full production to start in first quarter 2011. To put things into perspective, that’s less than 36 months after the Karma was introduced as a concept. Standard industry development time is much longer.

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