Fisker Automotive has decided to expand its automotive industry to the Asian market. As an initial step, it is going into China with its sleek electric Karma sports car. In 2010, it had signed an agreement with the China Grand Automotive Group to have its plug-in sports sedans sold in China and most probably, Fisker Automotive will launch the environment-friendly car in November.
Karma will be the first supercar to enter China with this type of drive train. Termed the world’s first high performance electric luxury vehicle, it has both a plug-in feature and an internal combustion engine.
The car has been spotted with environmental-friendly features like a curved solar power roof to generate electricity when the car is parked, recycled wood and upholstery.
Powered with lithium-ion batteries, the car can achieve a maximum speed of 80km on electric power at speeds of up to 200 km/h with a six-hour charge.
It has a small gasoline engine to generate electricity while driving. According to Fisker, the four-door Karma became the fourth biggest selling plug-in vehicle in America in the last year. The company had similar success in Europe as well.
In April, Fisker entered into an agreement with Al-Futtain Group in the Middle East and North Africa to sell its cars. The company is expected to open a dealership in Dubai this year.