Now that the Karma is finally hitting the roads, at least in America, Fisker can think of new models.
And they will be unveiling a new concept car based on the Karma at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, which is said to be a mix of SUV and estate, a crossover or maybe a shooting brake. The car is planned to go on sale in 2012. That will push the plans for convertible Karma, already revealed as a concept, to 2013.
Fisker is also hard at work developing their new two-speed transmission, which they claim will give their electric cars Bugatti Veyron-like performance. As you know electric motors, theoretically, are capable generating huge amounts of torque. The problem is delivering that torque to the wheels. Fisker thinks they have a solution.
The luxury EV maker may also announce a battery buy-back scheme for their customer’s peace of mind. The batteries in electric cars have limited lifetime, five years on average. With this program, Fisker will buy the dead batteries back from customers and replace them with new ones.