Detroit Auto Show 2009: Fisker Unveils Karma S Convertible Plug-In Hybrid


Photo: Michael Graham Richard
New Hard-Top Convertible Plug-in Hybrid
Fisker Automotive has just doubled its lineup: It now has two range-extended electric cars, though the new Karma S (read on for more pics) won't be available until 2011. The good news is that it shares the Q-Drive Powertrain of its sibling, allowing it to go 50 miles in electric mode before a gas engine kicks in.
Photo: Michael Graham Richard

Photo: Michael Graham Richard

Photo: Michael Graham Richard
Fisker Karma Production has Begun
At the press conference, Henrik Fisker said that his company already had 1,300 orders for the Karma, and that they hope to produce around 15,000 units per year. We hope that if they reach that goal, they'll follow Tesla's strategy and create less expensive models.

The first deliveries of the Karma will take place at the end of 2009 (at $87,900 a pop - who said new technology was inexpensive?). Pricing for the Karma S hasn't been announced yet, but as Henrik said that since it's a 2011 model, there's plenty of time.


Photo: Michael Graham Richard

Photo: Michael Graham Richard

Photo: Michael Graham Richard
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