World Driving Debut for the Fisker Karma PHEV
The Fisker Karma PHEV just made its public driving debut over the weekend, 19 months after being introduced as a concept. The 403hp prototype Karma Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) attained a speed of 100 mph without gasoline use. Behind the Karma wheel was the Fisker Automotive co-founder and COO Bernhard Koehler.
California-based Fisker Automotive is developing the full size Karma sedan to be the first production PHEV. The Karma proves fuel-efficient vehicles can generate the passion and excitement that made us fall in love with cars in the first place. Although the Fisker Karma can reach 60mph in six seconds and a top speed of 125mph it can also achieve well over 100mpg. Carbon emissions are also lower than today's hybrids.
"This demonstration represents a significant milestone for Fisker Automotive and PHEV technology," said CEO Henrik Fisker. "The future of clean cars is bright."