It seems Fisker may be the new name in performance electric cars. As Tesla is scaling back and delaying its sedan, Fisker is announcing production plans of its electric Karma . The plug-in hybrid sedan will start production in the fourth quarter of 2009 and that the annual production is set at 15,000 vehicles. They will be built at the Valmet Automotive facility in Finland.
Fisker’s Karma is looking to make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in less than six seconds and will hit a top speed of 125 mph. Estimated price is around $80,000.
Tesla and Fisker are well-linked. Tesla sued car designer Henrik Fisker back in April because Tesla accused Fisker of purposely performing shoddy engineering work for Tesla’s own four-door sedan. The suit claims Fisker purposely did this to delay Tesla ’s car, so that he could advance the plans for his own car, now know as the Karma. The case was dropped earlier this month.
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