Jun 11 2012
Earlier today a neighbor of mine had a friend/family member show up to their house with a Fisker Karma! This is the first time I have ever seen one of these plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedans. At least once or twice a week I see some sort exotic sports, but never a Fisker. So I snapped off a couple of pictures with my point-in-shoot camera and of course the lighting wasn’t the best either. Hopefully this wasn’t a one time deal. If I see it again, I plan on asking the owner for a closer look and see if they will let me take some better shots of the car and engine compartment.
In short, the Fisker Karma is a hybrid luxury sports sedan that is produced at Valment Automotive in Fineland.
The EPA rates the gas mileage on this mean looking sedan with a combined city/highway at 52 mpg in all electric mode! But the gas motor gets 20 mpg. The EPA considers this car a subcompact and that’s because of the small cabin space. But up close the car doesn’t look all that small, maybe its as large a Honda Accord.
What I like about this car beside it looks, is that if you forget to fill the gas tank up, you can plug in and charge the batteries. The downside is, the battery powered motor’s rage is about 32 to 50 miles.
If you aren’t interested in saving gas (or batteries run out), you can always switch to sport mode and use the 260-hp turbocharged 2.0 liter Ecotec gas powered motor to race around town. For more information about the Fisker Karma, make sure to check out the wiki page and Fiskers Automotive’s website.