Fisker to deliver majority of 3000 pre-orders in 2011

Fisker Automotive, the Southern California maker of the luxury plug-in hybrid Karma sports sedan, says they are on track to fill most of the 3,000 pre-orders they received by the end of this year.

 
 
Fisker Automotive, the Southern California maker of the luxury plug-in hybrid Karma sports sedan, says they are on track to fill most of the 3,000 pre-orders by the end of this year. They began delivering the $100,000 super hybrid in Europe, but are awaiting air quality certification for the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board before they can hand over the keys to US costumers. Actor Leonardo DiCapripo and former US Secretary of State Colin Powell are reportedly among those anxious awaiting the smog certification.

The Karma boasts “high impact performance, low impact on the environment. 403 horsepower, 300 mile/483 km extended range (EVer) and 100 MPG achievable.” The 2012 model runs from $96,000 to $110,000 and qualifies for a $7,500 federal income tax credit.  

Fisker plans to start producing more affordable mid-size models, code-name ‘Project Nina’ next year. They recently inked a deal with BMW to supply the four-cylinder turbo charged range extending engines and intend to use former GM plant in Delaware to build the Nina.

 
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