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Fisker Karma First Plug-in Rolls Out

27/03/2011

 

Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid is finally rolling off the assembly line in Finland.

The first of the cars will be delivered in about a month or so, though production will be very slow to begin with.

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

The car will start off at $88,000, but the company is already looking to use its technology to a cheaper model that it hopes to sell for $39,900 after the $7,500 federal EV tax credit.

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The Karma works essentially like the Volt. It’s 20 kilowatt-hour lithium-nanophosphate battery gives the car about 50 miles of range, before the gas engine kicks in giving the car an additional 250 miles of range. The car goes from 0-60 in about 5.9 seconds and Karma claims that it emits just 83 grams of CO2 per kilometer (that’s less than the Prius!). 

Of course, Karma isn’t really looking to compete against the Prius and sees the Tesla Roadster and Audi e-tron as more of its competition. At $88,000 it’s got a price to beat Tesla’s Roadster for sure.

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