2010 Fisker Karma review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 16 January 2008 , 21:01:34 byAngela

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Fisker Karma

Fisker Automotive unveiled its first production car, the Fisker Karma at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The first of its kind four-door plug-in hybrid premium sport sedan will have a starting price of $ 80.000. The first 99 cars off the assembly line will be individually numbered and signed by Henrik Fisker and will be produced in the color and trim of the show car seen at NAIAS. The car features cutting-edge plug-in hybrid technology developed by Quantum Technologies exclusively for Fisker Automotive. It has a small gasoline engine that turns the generator, which charges the lithium-ion battery pack, powering the electric motor and turning the rear wheels. The model is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds with a dramatic sprint to its top speed.

New "Green" Machine Makes World Wide Premiere at the North American International Auto Show
Fisker Automotive, Inc., a green American premium sports car company, today unveiled its first production car, the Fisker Karma, at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The first of its kind four-door plug-in hybrid premium sports sedan will have a starting price of $80,000. Initial deliveries of the Karma will commence in the 4th quarter of 2009 with annual production projected to reach 15,000 cars. The first 99 cars off the assembly line will be individually numbered and signed by Henrik Fisker and will be produced in the color and trim of the show car seen at NAIAS.

In Buddhism/Hinduism, Karma is defined as the force generated by a person`s good or evil actions which determines the nature of the person`s next existence. The Fisker Karma allows consumers to practice good Karma " driving a car that is environmentally friendly " without sacrificing the extreme comfort and style of the luxury automobile category.

"In creating Fisker Automotive, Inc. we sought to develop a range of beautiful, environmentally friendly cars that make environmental sense without compromise," said Fisker Automotive, Inc. CEO Henrik Fisker. "Our hope is that the Fisker Karma will be the start of a new trend in the automotive business " less concession with more efficiency."

The car features cutting-edge plug-in hybrid technology, penned as Q DRIVE, developed by Quantum Technologies exclusively for Fisker Automotive. The Karma`s Q DRIVE configuration consists of a small gasoline engine that turns the generator, which charges the lithium ion battery pack, powering the electric motor and turning the rear wheels. This proprietary design allows consumers to drive the car emission free for up to 50 miles a day provided the car is charged every evening. It`s conceivable that if consumers follow this daily routine, they will only need to fuel the car but once a year. This Q DRIVE technology will provide a base for all future derivatives from Fisker Automotive.

"Our goal here is to deliver the advancement that Quantum Technologies has made in the area of plug-in hybrid technology. By combining our efforts with the renowned design talent of Henrik Fisker, we can produce cars that make a difference to the environment " without sacrificing the luxury that accompanies the finest automobiles,” stated Alan Niedzwiecki, CEO Quantum Technologies.

LED tail-lamps

Driver visibility: Front fenders visible with a view of the long hood

Fisker Karma Performance & Dynamics:

0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds

Top speed beyond 125 mph

Torque: The karma will have maximum torque available from 0 mph with a dramatic acceleration to its top speed

Stance of car: The low center of gravity provides optimal sport vehicle driving dynamics

Innovation: The Karma will feature a newly developed lightweight body and

About Fisker Automotive, Inc.

Keeping with the company`s mantra of "Simply World Class", Fisker Automotive and its retailers will offer a customer experience second to none. All retailers will be housed in eco-friendly facilities and will offer consumers a unique personal approach, including the ability to ask questions via video conference with an expert at Fisker Automotive headquarters and flexible scheduling based on consumer availability.

Fisker Automotive is a privately owned car company with Henrik Fisker serving as the CEO. Fisker Coachbuild, LLC will be the exclusive design house for Fisker Automotive through the entire range of product development. Additional executive team members include Vic Doolan, Board Member FA & Director of Retail Development; Alan Niedzwiecki, CEO Quantum Technologies & Board Member FA; Bernhard Koehler, COO; Thomas Fritz, Director of Engineering; and production design by Alexander Klatt, formerly of BMW and Mark Clarke formerly of Porsche. This experienced team will help Fisker Automotive lead the future and redefine automotive design by creating the ultimate eco-chic car - cars that marry unparalleled style with environmental consciousness.

Fisker Automotive will offer its range of cars worldwide with first deliveries starting in North America in the 4th quarter of 2009.

About Quantum Technologies (NASDAQ: QTWW)

Quantum is a publicly traded, world leader and OEM supplier of state-of-the-art clean propulsion technologies, fuel and energy storage technologies and services including propulsion systems for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, hydrogen internal combustion engine vehicles, compressed natural gas vehicles, liquid petroleum vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids based on advanced electronic control systems and Lithium Ion batteries developed by Quantum`s strategic alliance partner Advanced Lithium Power Ltd. Quantum also provides engineering services including vehicle development and homologation and second stage vehicle manufacturing through its subsidiary Tecstar.

About Fisker Coachbuild, LLC

Fisker Coachbuild, LLC is a privately owned company that has brought a new vision to the world of exotic, high-end performance sports cars. Their distinctively designed and expertly engineered automobiles are hand crafted using only the best quality materials and infused with cutting-edge safety technology. Fisker Coachbuild offers elegant and timeless sports cars of limited production providing the ultimate in exclusivity. The Fisker line is currently comprised of the Tramonto and Latigo CS. Creative design services are also carried out for further brand recognition within Fisker Coachbuild through merchandising. Designed by Fisker Coachbuild has also made its mark with the Artega GT design launched at the Geneva Auto Show in 2007. Now the future strategy will be to focus solely on the design of the environmental friendly premium cars for Fisker Automotive, Inc.