At 2009 Detroit Motorshow Fisker Automotive unveiled Karma and Karma S, which latter is the convertible version of the actual car with retractable hard top and is currently a concept. But Karma Sedan is now ready for production with more than 1000 pre-orders in the bag. Karma is the first exotic electric car, which despite being a plug-in hybrid, features a design that makes it very desirable. It has two 201hp electric motors powered by a lithium-ion battery and a GM Ecotec 265hp turbocharged 2.0 liter engine which can charge the batteries via a generator.
Karma can run in two modes, Stealth and Sport. In Stealth mode it runs just on electricity and can run for 50 miles before you need to plug it in. A full charge can take from 8 to 10 hours with 240 volt and more than 15 hours with 110 volt!! It also has a solar panel on the roof which charge the batteries when it’s parked outside! Very clever! Fisker Karma will be built in Finland and will be available end of 2009 for $87,900.
Henrik Fisker , CEO of Fisker Automotives, is also working on the convertible version of Karma which recently previewed under the name Sunset. The car has the same technical specs as the Karma, running on Q-DRIVE powertrain, but it’s even better looking with the top down. Karma S features a power retractable hard top roof and is supposedly the Sport version of Karma. It kinda looks like Fisker Tramonto to me which was a coachbuilt by Fisker based on SL55 AMG.