Fisker has announced their new plug-in hybrid sedan called the Karma will use GM’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder which produces 260 horsepower.
Fisker has announced their new plug-in hybrid sedan called the Karma will use GM's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder which produces 260 horsepower. The engine will be used to generate electricity for the batteries after the hybrid has been driven past its 50 mile electric-only range. GM currently uses the engine in the Pontiac Solstice GXP and the Saturn Sky Red Line.
Fisker is also considering using several other parts from GM, stating that they are "confident that this is the beginning of an important partnership between GM and Fisker Automotive in developing the most desirable fuel efficient vehicles of the future."
The Fisker Karma will be built by Valmet in Finland starting in late 2009 with European deliveries expected to begin in 2010. Annual production is expected to reach 15,000 units for the sedan which will most likely be priced near $80,000 USD.