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Fisker Karma


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A car produced by Fisker for model years 2011-2012.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Fisker Karma page on 17 June 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Fisker Karma is a premium plug-in range-extended electric luxury sports sedan produced by Fisker Automotive in 2012. The cars were manufactured at Valmet Automotive in Finland.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rated the Karma's combined city/highway fuel economy at 52 mpg‑US (4.5 L/100 km; 62 mpg-imp) equivalent (MPG-e) in all-electric mode, and at 20 mpg-US (12 L/100 km; 24 mpg‑imp) in gasoline-only mode. EPA's official all-electric range is 32 mi (51 km). Due to the very small cabin interior volume, the EPA rated the Fisker Karma as a subcompact car.

The first deliveries took place in the U.S. in late July 2011, and deliveries to retail customers began in November 2011. Pricing in the U.S. started at US$102,000 for the base model (EcoStandard), US$110,000 for the intermediate EcoSport model and US$116,000 for the top model (the "Animal Free" EcoChic). Around 1,800 units were delivered in North America and Europe through December 2012. The U.S. was the leading market, with about 1,600 units sold.

Production was suspended in November 2012 when the sole battery supplier to Fisker Automotive, A123 Systems, filed for bankruptcy following two battery recalls. Fisker Automotive was unable to carry on production of the Fisker Karma in the absence of its sole battery supplier, with about 2,450 Karmas built since 2011. After furloughing its US workers in late March 2013, Fisker Automotive filed for bankruptcy in November 2013, after the United States Department of Energy auctioned its debt and sold it to Hybrid Technology LLC for US$25 million.

Following the sale of some of the assets of the company, the designs, rights to a plug-hybrid powertrain and a manufacturing facility in Delaware to the Chinese company Wanxiang, the new owners re-commenced production in September 2016 under the brand name Karma Automotive. After several announcements by the Wanxiang Group to reintroduce an upgraded version of the Fisker Karma, the car was renamed the Karma Revero and Karma Automotive started taking orders in September 2016.


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Fisker Karma at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show Subject:  Fisker Karma
Photographer:  John Walczak
Event:  2010 Chicago Auto Show
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Fisker Karma Subject:  Fisker Karma
Photographer:  Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
Event:  2013 Geneva International Motor Show
License:  Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
View photo of Fisker Karma at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show - 3.3MB
Fisker Karma Subject:  Fisker Karma
Photographer:  Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
Event:  2013 Geneva International Motor Show
License:  Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
View photo of Fisker Karma at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show - 3.1MB


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
21 September 2010Fisker Automotive; Grant of Application for Temporary Exemption From Advanced Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208Federal Register: NHTSA (David L. Strickland)
10 December 2015Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2012 Fisker Karma Passenger Cars Are Eligible for ImportationFederal Register: NHTSA (Jeffrey M. Giuseppe)
9 March 2016Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2012 Fisker Karma Passenger Cars Are Eligible for ImportationFederal Register: NHTSA (Jeffrey M. Giuseppe)


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