Fisker Karma deliveries underway [video]

After years of delays, Fisker has started to deliver the first Karmas to eager customers.

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."

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