Report: Leonardo DiCaprio to help promote Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid

One of the first buyers to get delivery of the new Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid sedan was Leonardo DiCaprio, who is actually an equity investor in the company founded by Henrik Fisker.

[slider id=100659]

Click here for more news on the Fisker Karma.

According to Roger Ormisher, a Fisker spokesman, DiCaprio will now start promoting the Karma sedan. He said that DiCaprio has previously participated in fundraising for the automaker and declined to say how much the actor has invested into the company.

“As an equity investor in Fisker Automotive, DiCaprio will participate in conversations on the auto manufacturer’s future plans for the advancement of sustainable, responsible vehicles,” the company in a statement. “He’ll work closely with Fisker on marketing and promotional initiatives aimed at bringing attention to sustainability and environmental awareness.”

Fisker has delivered more than 1,000 $103,000 Karma plug-in hybrid units.

Refresher: Power for the Fisker Karma comes from Fisker’s Q-DRIVE system, which is made up of two 201-hp electric-motors that are powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. That allows the 2010 Karma to travel up to 50 miles without the use of any gasoline. A generator attached to a 260-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter Ecotec direct injection engine provides an extended range of up to 300 miles. 0 to 60 mph comes in 5.8 seconds with a top speed of 125 mph. The Karma’s battery can be recharged in less than 6 hours using the same 240v household current.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoNews


72 Honda XL 250 Heat Shield for Air Box Exhaust NICE XL250 OEM  T3 picture
72 Honda XL 250 Heat Shield for Air Box Exhaust NICE XL250 OEM T3
84 Goldwing Exhaust Assembly Header Pipes to Turn Downs NICE Gold Wing 1984 T4 picture
84 Goldwing Exhaust Assembly Header Pipes to Turn Downs NICE Gold Wing 1984 T4
09 Honda FSC 600 FSC600 Silverwing muffler pipe exhaust oxygen O2 O 2 sensor picture
09 Honda FSC 600 FSC600 Silverwing muffler pipe exhaust oxygen O2 O 2 sensor
72 Suzuki Duster TS 125 Skid Plate Exhaust Shield NICE  TS125J T2 picture
72 Suzuki Duster TS 125 Skid Plate Exhaust Shield NICE TS125J T2
1974 Honda XL 175 Exhaust Manifold Header Clamp Flang NICE XL175 OEM  T3 picture
1974 Honda XL 175 Exhaust Manifold Header Clamp Flang NICE XL175 OEM T3