During recent auto show presence, Fisker Automotive has been showing the first production unit of the Karma plug-in hybrid sedan. The Fisker Karma was originally scheduled to enter production in 2009, which was later delayed to 2010 and then to 2011.
According to spokesman Russel Datz, the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid sedan is now scheduled to enter “regular production” in March with deliveries to start soon after. Datz would not confirm a specific delivery dat saying that it “be difficult.” Fisker Automotive plans to build and sell 15,000 units of the Karma in 2011.
Fisker recently announced that the Karma will get a price increase of $95,900 before federal incentives. Original estimated prices came in at $87,900.
Refresher: Power 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 gasoline engine by General Motors 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.
– By: Omar Rana