Fisker Karma Goes on Tour

For the first time since its creation, the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid will take to the road across the US and Canada, mostly to give an opportunity to the over 1,600 people who reserved one to see the car first hand. The tour, which kicks off on April 27, will also be the perfect opportunity to draw some more customers to Fisker's reservations cue.

The tour however will be only a show-and-tell deal, as Fisker will not allow test drives with the car. According to Marti Eulberg, Fisker's vice president of global sales and marketing, talking for Autonews, a test drive tour will follow later in the year.

The tour will take to 42 cities in 26 states, as well as three Canadian provinces. There will be only one show car, which will not give the opportunity to the 1,600 existing customers the chance to see options and trim levels.

The Fisker Karma is an Extended Range Electric Vehicle capable of providing a range of 80.5 km (50 miles). The overall range of 482 km (300 miles) can be easily expanded with the help of a 2.0-liter turbocharged Direct Injection petrol engine.

In terms of engine performance, Karma can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than six seconds, with top speed rated at 201 km/h (125 mph).

The car will be built at Wilmington Assembly in 2012, when the plant is ready to accommodate production. Until then, the existing customers can however expect to see their cars sometime in 2011.
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