Fisker Automobiles -Luxury Hyrid
Wave of the Future, Hybrid Cars
When we think of hybrid cars what do we think of? We think of something odd or rather boring to look at, just your average run of the mill car. Nothing too terribly exciting to write home about or maybe there is one that draws our attention as it quietly streamlines down the road. Dutch born and former designer for BMW Henrik Fisker with 18 plus years of experience came up with an absolute beauty of a plug-in hybrid car. This car looks fast sitting still and can actually get up to an impressive 125 mph. So who doesn’t want to be environmentally conscious and look good doing it? The sedan was the first for Fisker which he will follow up with the S model convertible. Frisker shows off these cars in an environmentally eco-friendly showroom floor of his Irvine California based business.
2010 Fisker Karma and 2011 Fisker Karma S
The Karma and the Karma S both can do 60 mph in about six second and can travel 50 miles on battery power averaging about 100 mpg. If you are doing a short commute one can run on just battery power and will burn no gas. These hybrid cars powertrain includes a 260-hp GM 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which serves as a generator to charge the Q-Drive lithium-ion battery system. The charged battery pack powers the electric motor which then turns the rear wheels. Of course this car is like other hybrids that once the electric power has been used it switches to gas. Though statistics show that the average American commutes less than 50 miles a day and may only have to fill this car up once a year if that is all you are doing. Being realistic we drive more than just back and forth to work but this car would help with the environment and lower our spending money on gasoline. The interior is top notch and classy which in the sedan can seat four adults in stunning style. The exterior look of this car is reminiscent of Jaguar XJS long slopping hood and the sleek lines of a Ferrari on steroids. Looking at the side of the sedan it reminds me of futuristic Hotwheel that is played with by young kids. The overall look of this car is a head turner. The two door S is just as stunning and quite the looker with the top off.
40 luxury car dealers will be selling the sedan model starting in the last quarter of 2009 with the S model following sometime in 2011. Pricing for the Karma sedan will start around $85,000.
Reported March 29, 2009, 34 dealerships had signed up to sell the Fisker Karma. Tonkin Dealership in Portland, Oregon was the first to jump on board. Fisker has taken pre-orders on at least 1,300 units which will be delivered early 2010.
To read more about Hybrid's, 2009-2011 Hybrid Vehicles.
2013 Fisker Surf
2013 Fisker Surf
Fisker has introduced a new edition to the family. Just like in the sedan the propulsion here is supplied by a pair of electric motors combining for 402 hp of pure luxury. A turbocharged GM with four-cylinder takes over when the battery level gets low, which extends the range to as much as 300 miles.