New details are emerging about Fisker Automotive's first model, and our interests are piqued. Fisker's introductory vehicle will be a four-door plug-in hybrid sports car. With purchasers paying a base price of $80,000, the sedan will be delivered during the 4th quarter of 2009.
All we know do far is that the car, with the centrally placed battery, will be able to travel for 50 miles running purely on electric charge. When running with either a gasoline or diesel engine, the sedan is expected to get as much as 100 miles per gallon when utilizing the car's hybrid capabilities. Ultimately, this car will be able to run for 620 miles without stopping for gas.
The car will be running on a brand new platform, developed specifically for the new sedan. To this, CEO Henrik Fisker said, "The sleek design accentuating the long hood is a direct result of our breakthrough chassis which carries the battery pack at the center of the vehicle between the two axles." Fisker was the brains behind the Aston Martin DB9, the Vantage, and the BMW Z8.
"This positioning provides optimal vehicle driving dynamics, maximum safety, proportionate design as well as industry standard performance figures within this car class."
Fisker plans on making 15,000 of these hybrid sports sedans per year. Hopefully, moe technical and performance details will emerge about this car when it debuts at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next January.