Many of you have been eagerly waiting for the release of the Fisker Karma luxury plug-in hybrid car for a long time. The wait had begun ever since it was originally scheduled for release in November 2009. The release was then postponed to September 2010, but now the company has come up with a more reasonable production start date – March 2011.
The car was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show about three years ago and promises to have an all-electric range of 50 miles. It gets power from a 2-liter turbocharged engine from GM. It has the capability of achieving the speed of 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds.
The car can achieve a top speed of over 125mph and features the regenerative braking system which helps in recapturing braking energy.
Although this four door luxury sedan is crafted with lightweight aluminum and composite body panels, it has excellent safety features that include Dual front airbags, ABS (Antilock Brakes), TCS (Traction Control), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), and exceeds global crash protection standards including rollover.
The company will start regular production during this March and they are hopeful in making deliveries soon after. As many as 15,000 Karmas are said to be manufactured in 2011 and we can expect the first delivery to be real this late spring.
The company has also announced a refreshed price-tag for this luxury hybrid. The car was first announced for $80,000 and it has now increased to $95,900 for EcoStandard model. They’ll also introduce certain other variants like the EcoSport that comes for $103,900 and EcoChic for $108,900.