Fisker Karma Plug-In Hybrid Jumps into Production

March 23, 2011 / 1 Comment

It’s been a long time since Fisker presented for the first time its Karma plug-in hybrid when its manufacturing partner, Valmet Automotive, kicked off the production of the model. Fisker has now announced that it has commenced production of the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid sports sedan in Finland.

fiskerkarma Fisker Karma Plug In Hybrid Jumps into Production

Dealer deliveries in the US and Europe are set to take place some time next month. The Fisker Karma is being built under contract through Valmet Automotive at a production plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland. Valmet also builds versions of the Porsche Cayman and Boxster at the plant for Porsche.

The Fisker sale and business plan is as simple as it is similar to the development plan for the Karma: slow, sure and safe. Accordingly, the company doesn’t plan to break any sales record this year; it modestly aims at 7,000 units to be sold starting next month.

The PHEV is equipped with a set of electric motors and a 204 hp 2.0l turbocharged Ecotec engine, a combination which the manufacturer calls Q-Drive.

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It offers 408 hp of power and an earth spinning torque of over 1,300 Nm, the electric range is estimated at 50 miles (80 km) and the overall at 300 miles (480 km). The combined fuel consumption rating is just 2.4L/100km.

The car started out with a base price of $80,000, but then it was raised to $95,900. Now a fully loaded version will cost $108,900.

(Via WCF)

One Response

  • Andrew Dow / March 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    $80k-$110k for a hybrid?!?!? forget it!! I’ll take a real Porsche for that price, or I’d prefer to have a real elecric car that is 100% electric. Right now the only viable player (just barely too) is the Telsa Roadster and I want a 4-door though. So for just $70k I can have a Model S that is 100% electric with a 240mile range and a 0-60 in 5.8 secs…….Of course the 12-15mth wait is a huge setback. The Fisker looks nice, but I just don’t see a market for it. Make it 100% electric and it might have a chance.

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