Fisker Delays Production of Karma, Promises 100 Units This Year

Fisker Karma 2011

In brief: Fisker Automotive has announced another delay for the production release of the much-anticipated Karma luxury plug-in hybrid. Of the 1,600 pre-orders on tap for the car, only 100 will be made in 2010.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Karma
Manufacturer: Fisker

The word

Fisker Karma

The range-extended electric Karma from Fisker will begin full production in February 2011, not September 2010 as earlier promised. Those first cars will be the trophy pieces from which Fisker hopes to get to 15,000 cars per year world-wide.

The Karma's $87,900 price tag (before incentives) has risen a few times in the past months, but has not changed this time.

And so ...

Most of the cars are likely to be sold in Europe, though the luxury sedan may have takers in the U.S. Fisker is also working on three more affordable (and American-made) cars for 2012.

Photo credits: Fisker

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