Fisker has announced that European pricing for their new Karma plug-in hybrid sedan will start at €78,780 and a total of 40 dealerships have so far agreed to sell the high-performance hybrid starting in early 2010.

Fisker has announced that European pricing for their new Karma plug-in hybrid sedan will start at €78,780 and a total of 40 dealerships have so far agreed to sell the high-performance hybrid starting in early 2010.

In order to become selected as one of the few European outlets to sell the new sedan dealers had to prove that they have a long and successful history of selling premium automobiles, offer top-notch customer service, are located in a highly desirable location, and are excited about what the Karma represents. In return for meeting such high demands, Fisker requires minimal showroom space as they wanted to focus more on "Eco facilities rather than Ego facilities."

The Karma uses two electric motors, that produce up to 375 kW (403 hp) and 1,300 Nm (959 lb/ft) of torque, which are connected to a 200kW Lithium-ion battery pack. When the battery is fully charged, the car can travel up to 80.5 km (50 miles) before a GM sourced 2.0-liter turbocharged Direct Injection petrol engine kicks in to recharge it. When the owner returns home they can recharge the batteries by simply plugging their Karma into any 110, 220 or 240v household outlet. Among the impressive performance figures is a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of around six seconds, a top speed of 201 km/h (125 mph), and a combined fuel consumption rating of 2L/100km.

Fisker also announced European sales of the production version of the Karma S hardtop convertible concept will begin in 2011.

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