Fisker Karma begins production in Finland, 7,000 to be built in 2011

Congratulations to anyone that has ordered a Fisker Karma! The plug-in hybrid sports sedan started rolling down the line today Valmet Automotive’s plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland. Valmet is producing the $88,000 Karma for Fisker, which will begin deliveries by next month.

“We’re going to be ramping up very slowly, very carefully to ensure quality,” said Roger Ormisher, a spokesman for Fisker. “This year we want to get over 7,000 deliveries.”

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Valmet, which also builds vehicles for Porsche AG, is making the car under contract for Fisker.

The company 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

Source: Automotive News