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Fisker Karma: Start of production

The American manufacturer Fisker officially announced the start of production of its Karma sedan PHEV propulsion. She became the first luxury car or even prestige be provided with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

It was unveiled at the International Motor Show in Detroit in 2008 and took the small American manufacturer three years to realize his fondest dream.

Good or bad Karma

The majestic sedan Fisker Karma is assembled in Finland to factories Valmet Automotive Company.

Rechargeable hybrid technology used by engineers is similar to that found under the hood of the Chevrolet Volt. However, Karma powertrain consists of two electric motors on the rear axle places which together shall develop a power of 402 horses. They are powered by a lithium-ion battery. In addition, a turbocharged 2.0-liter Ecotec provided by GM adds 260 horsepower and whose main mission is to serve generatrice. The car also has a pretty impressive torque or 959 lb-ft.

Approval numbers:

Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h: 5.9 seconds in Sport mode or Normal mode 7.9

Autonomy: 80 km in electric mode or 483 kilometers in hybrid mode.

Speed: 200 km / h.

Recharge Time: May vary between 6 and 14 hours.

Price: $ 95,900 (U.S.) - Tax Credit

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For its first year, the Fisker Karma saw its production be around 7,000 units, no more, to better ensure the quality of the product.

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