Henrik Fisker’s groundbreaking Karma EV is almost ready to hit the roads, as the first production-ready factory-built model is preparing to take the stage at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The Karma is an electric vehicle, but a very ambitious one that combines luxury and sportiness with environmental concerns, trying to offer the best compromise.
The Karma looks quite promising, although it must be tested in real world. But on the whole it has a very good recipe and after all it’s done by Henrik Fisker, who is literally an automotive genius responsible for great cars such as Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Aston Martin DB9 and BMW Z8.
“We had a chance to change the premium vehicle segment with a new kind of vehicle and a new brand that appeal to consumers who are passionate about the environment, and who wish to drive a beautiful car that reflects their desire to lead a lifestyle of responsible luxury,” Fisker said. “We are very excited to be introducing the first factory-built Karma luxury plug-in hybrid in Paris, a city known for inspiring its own passions.”
The Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid represents the future of the automobile. Inspiration from nature’s harmonious balance can be found in every element of the car’s design for a pure, clean styling that celebrates timeless beauty. What’s more, the 300 kW (403 hp/408 PS) Karma reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 200 km/h (125 mph), yet can achieve an annual average economy of 2.4L/100 km (100 mpg) and CO2 emissions of just 83g/km.
Building a Global Network
To support its ultimate goal of producing more than 100,000 cars per year, Fisker Automotive is building a world-class global importer and retail network to market and service its vehicles.
In Paris, Fisker Automotive will share details about the prestigious European and Asian groups with which it has partnered to establish the brand on both continents, and that know the tremendous market potential for premium, environmentally conscious vehicles.