Fisker Begins Production of The Karma Plug-In-Hybrid Four Door Sedan
Fisker Automotive, a California based start-up, began production of the Karma plug-in hybrid sedan this week at the Valmet Automotive's plant located in Uusikaupunki, Finland. Valmet Automotive also manufactures the Boxster and Cayman for Porsche.
The car is priced at $88,000 in the United States, with the target production number set at 7,000. This plug-in-hybrid has a range of 50 miles on the electric motor alone. The gasoline engine is a 2-liter turbo boosted front mounted unit that produces 260 hp. There are two electric motors in the rear that increase the power output to 403 hp total.
According to the company the top speed is 95 MPH with acceleration from 0 to 62 MPH in 7.9 seconds in electric mode. In the hybrid sport mode, it will go 0 to 62 MPH in 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 125 MPH.
The range is estimated at 300 miles while getting 100 mpg. Styling is also impressive - nothing like a Prius. Fisker has beaten rival Tesla to market with a family sedan.