100 mpg Fisker KarmaSeptember 17, 2010
The first factory-built Fisker Karma premium plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will be premiered at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
The 403 hp Karma reaches 62 mph in 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 125 mph, yet can achieve an average economy of 100 mpg and CO2 emissions of just 83 g/km.
The four-door, four-passenger Karma is designed by company co-founder, CEO and executive design director Henrik Fisker, who also designed the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Aston Martin DB9 and BMW Z8.
California manufacturer Fisker Automotive will also announce details about the expansion of its prestigious global importer network, to support its ultimate goal of producing more than 100,000 cars per year.
Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler established Fisker Automotive in 2007. Previously, Fisker was design director and a board member for Aston Martin, as well as president and CEO of DesignworksUSA, BMW’s North American design arm. Koehler led operations for Ford’s Global Advanced Design Studio in London and created concept cars for Aston Martin, MINI and BMW.
November 2011 Update: Fisker Karma achieves 135 mpg