March 2, 2024

Fisker Karma will undergo testing this year

2011 Fisker Karma

According to one of the major investors of the company, Fisker Automotive will be building anywhere between 70 and 100 Karma plug-in hybrid sedan this year for testing purposes.

2011 Fisker Karma
2011 Fisker Karma

Most of these cars will be tested within the company but a few of them will actually make it out there, into the real world.

In a recent interview for Reuters, Ray Lane, managing partner at U.S. venture capital fund Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers told the press that most of the cars will be put to their paces internally through stuff such as crash tests and more but a few will be seeing the hands of customers for a dose of real world testing.

Lane said that Fisker will start mass production of the Karma sedan in February next year with a planned 15,000 units annually. Fisker also has plan to do a convertible version of the Karma shortly after the sedan hits the showrooms.

The 2011 Fisker Karma to travel up to 50 miles without the use of any gasoline. A generator attached to a 260 horsepower turbocharged 2.0 liter Ecotec direct injection gasoline engine by General Motors provides an extended range of up to 300 miles.

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