First Fisker Karma to be delivered in 2009
In a featured report, Henrik Fisker, the head of Fisker Automotive revealed some informations about the future-coming Karma hybrid sedan but also some other interesting things.
The Fisker plug-in electric hybrid Karma sports car costs $80,000 for the U.S. and at least $106,000 for Europe due to the higher taxes and import charges. ’’We have people ordering this car from us even though we’re unknown” said Fisker.
After its debut at the Detroit Motor Show and the second presentation at the Geneva Auto Show, Fisker said that his company is receiving between 50 and 100 orders a week for its plug-in electric hybrid Karma sports car which will begin rolling off the production line in the 4th quarter of 2009.
’’For me it’s important to create a vehicle that’s so sexy you’ve just got to have it, and later you find out that you can go 80 kilometers (50 miles) without using any gas,’’ said Henrik Fisker. 75% of Europe’s population spend every day driving their cars with maximum 70 km/h. What will happen if all of them would drive hybrids like the Karma?? The problems of CO2 emissions will definetely be solved!
Designed togheter with the Irvine, California-based Quantum Technologies, the Fisker Karma uses a new type of lithium-ion battery capable to suffer no harm from the overheating problems, which made the large automakers to shy away from the technology. The Karma is capable to travel 50 miles on a single battery charge and over 450 miles when it uses the fuel reserve. When we talk about recharging the vehicle things are even better. The car can be recharged in three and a half hours.