While the company declined to give an explanation, communications director Roger Ormisher said the vehicle will be launched in July.

Fisker has announced the Karma plug-in hybrid has suffered another delay.

While the company declined to give an explanation, communications director Roger Ormisher said "the first dealer and customer cars will arrive on these shores [U.S.] in July." If that is correct, the car will have missed the previous launch dates of late 2009 and spring 2011.

As we have previously reported, the Karma has a 20kW lithium-ion battery which sends power to two electric motors that develop 300 kW (402 hp / 408 PS) and 1,300 Nm (959 lb/ft) of torque. This enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.9 seconds, hit a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph), and travel up to 80.5 km (50 miles) on electricity alone. When the battery is depleted, a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine acts as a generator to recharge it. Thanks to this setup, the car has an overall range of 483 km (300 miles), an average fuel consumption of 2.4 L/100km (98 mpg US), and CO2 emissions of 83 g/km.

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