Fisker Karma - 2008 Detroit Auto Show
January 15th, 2008 No Comments
Fisker Karma - 2008 Detroit Auto Show - Day 2
Fisker Automotive, which is the project of former Aston Martin head designer Henrik Fisker, has today showed off its premium plug-in hybrid sports vehicle named Karma.
The car uses a standard four-cylinder engine attacked to a lithium ion battery pack. The Karma is the sort of car you can take out all day, then bring it home to charge.
It will simply plug into an ordinary household outlet and take roughly six hours to recharge on a 220-volt system. The best thing about the car is its ability to run for 80km on electricity alone, Henrik said. U.S. prices for the Karma are expected to start at around $80,000.
Additionally the Karma utilises a solar panel on its roof to help recharge the battery.
Looking at the car you would have probably expected a lot of power and noise, and although power is still unconfirmed (we can