Fisker Already Has 3000 Karma Orders
"Our sales are split 50:50 between early-adopting car enthusiasts and total non-car enthusiasts who just like that we are bringing something totally new to market," said Fisker. "They recognise the infrastructure isn't there for electric cars, and see we offer a stylish, stress-free alternative with no range compromises."
Fisker says first deliveries will begin this month, and the company’s plant in Valmet, Finland, will roll out 300 units a week by November. As a result of the 3,000 or so pre-orders, the company says the Karma will probably be sold out until early 2012.
We’ll remind you that Fisker Karma is powered by two rear-mounted 201.5 horsepower (150 kW) electric traction motors that draw energy from the lithium-ion battery pack for up to 50 miles (80 km). The gasoline engine drives a 175 kW electric generator to power the motors, and there is no mechanical link between this engine and the drive motors.
“Benefiting from a four-wheel independent SLA (double-wishbone) suspension, also employing aluminum components, the Karma has been specifically tuned to run on standard 22-inch aluminum wheels, a first for a production car,” Fisker brags.