After years of delays, Fisker has started to deliver the first Karmas to eager customers.
As we have previously reported, the model has a 20kW lithium-ion battery which sends power to two electric motors that develop 408 PS (300 kW / 402 hp) and 1,300 Nm (959 lb/ft) of torque. This enables the Karma 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.
According to Fisker Chairman Ray Lane, "To be one of the first to have a Fisker Karma in the world is a uniquely satisfying honor for me. Our country, and our business environment - especially here in the Silicon Valley - has been inspired by those who dream and then commit themselves to making their passion real. Henrik Fisker and his devoted team have done just that- combining my passion for driving and the environment."