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Fisker to release new convertible electric

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Adding to their Karma model, Fisker has announced plans for a second luxury plug in electric car.  The Fisker Karma S or Sunset will be a convertible electric vehicle.  Both this model and the production model of the Karma will be displayed at the Detroit car show on January 12th.

From the press release:

“The Fisker Karma S will be powered by the Karma’s Q-DRIVE® powertrain, developed in cooperation with Quantum Technologies exclusively for Fisker Automotive.  Q-DRIVE® offers a 50 mile range on a single charge to its Lithium-Ion battery pack, and up to 408hp from two electric motors.”

Posted in Electric, Fisker by admin on 31|12|08
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Electric car story on 60 Minutes

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On 10/5/08 CBS’s 60 minutes aired a segment about the electric car race. The story highlights the Tesla Roadster, and GM Volt. Also shown are the Fisker Karma, and some smaller electric models. There are interviews with Tesla founder Elon Musk, and Volt VP Bob Lutz. Although there are some inaccuracies about the electric car industry, overall a well done story.

Posted in Electric by admin on 06|10|08
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Fisker set to compete with Tesla for high end

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Fisker is set to enter the high end electric car market with their 4 door sports sedan model - the Karma. In mid August the company annouced full testing of a drivable prototype is going as planned. Recently the company also recieve a funding boost of $65 million dollars from a Qatar based investment group.

The vehicles on track for a late 2009 release are now completely sold out, but they are taking pre-orders for 2010.

Visit the Fisker Automotive site here

Video of a Fisker prototype

Posted in Electric, Fisker by admin on 10|09|08
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