The first ever Fisker Karma sold in Britain fetched £140,000 (€159,770 / $220,680 US dollars) in a charity auction.
All of the proceeds from the sale will go towards funding the various programs run by Pratham UK in programs such as ‘Read India’, an initiative that aims to improve the reading and basic arithmetic skills of children in rural areas. The auction event raised a total of over £870,000 (€991,800 / $1,371,120 US dollars).
As a token of his appreciation, Henrik Fisker will put a special plaque on this car featuring his signature.
As for the car itself, the brainchild of designer Henrik Fisker, the Karma is the most luxurious and prestigious hybrid electric in the world. It’s already won many celebrities over and will soon replace the Toyota Prius as the official A-Lister’s car.
The normal price of the Karma in UK will be about £87000.
The Karma can run in one of two drive modes: Stealth and Sport. Stealth Mode maximizes efficiency, giving the car its greatest range on battery power before activating the gasoline engine-driven generator to sustain battery charge. In Stealth Mode, the Karma can accelerate from zero to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 7.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 95 mph (153 km/h). With Sport Mode engaged, the gasoline engine drives the generator to provide enough electricity for 403 total system horsepower, allowing the Karma to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h).