Fisker Delays Karma Sales to Early 2011

Fisker Karma (black)

In brief: Fisker has delayed sales of the Karma plug-in, range-extended electric until early 2011 - a delay of almost six months.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Karma
Manufacturer: Fisker Automotive

The word

Fisker Karma

The much-anticipated luxury plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) has raised over a billion dollars since its inception without selling a single unit. The car is expected to begin production not this summer, late this year at the Velmet facility in Finland.

Sales will begin in early 2011, probably late in the first quarter. The $88,000USD luxury sedan is expected to sell mostly in Europe with American imports in small numbers.

Fisker still plans to build the 2012 model of a lower-cost, family-oriented PHEV sedan in their newly-purchased Delaware plant. The $48,000 (tentative price) sedan may reach production numbers close to 100,000 units per year.

And so ...

Fisker has made it clear that this delay is merely a small bump in the road due to unforseen production delays.

Photo credits: Fisker Automotive

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