Report: Fisker Karma won’t begin deliveries until first week of Nov.

Originally, Fisker’s CEO Henrik Fisker promised that the company’s first model – the Fisker Karma – will start being delivered in Oct. 2010. However, that date was pushed to March 2011 and most recently to Sept.

Fisker said it expects start providing its U.S. dealers with demo models by the end of this month. Sources at the company’s headquarters say that delivery of the test vehicles hinges on final emissions regulations certification from federal regulators.

Either way, most dealers don’t expect to start filling customer orders until the first week of November.

Mark Harding, sales manager at Fisker Santa Monica, says his dealership has pre-sold 100 Karma orders and another 50 customers are on a waiting list.

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Fisker says that about 3,000 orders for the Karma have been placed worldwide.

At the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Fisker said that its next model, the Sunset convertible is on schedule for 2013. The company also showed a new model called the Fisker Surf.

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: WardsAuto