Posts Tagged ‘Karma’

Fisker Automotive to Buy U.S. Assembly Plant to Build Affordable Plug-in Hybrid Cars

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Wilmington, DE — Fisker Automotive has selected the Wilmington Assembly plant in Wilmington Delaware to build affordable plug-in hybrid cars.

Fisker executives made the announcement inside the dormant facility today, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, Delaware Governor Jack Markell and other state officials.

The plant will support Fisker Automotive's Project NINA, the development and build of an affordable, family-oriented plug-in hybrid sedan costing about $39,900 after federal tax credits.

Production is scheduled to begin in late 2012. Fisker Automotive anticipates Project NINA will ultimately create or support 2,000 factory jobs and more than 3,000 vendor and supplier jobs by 2014, as production ramps up to full capacity of 75,000–100,000 vehicles per year. More than half will be exported, the largest percentage of any domestic manufacturer. (more…)

Fisker Karma PHEV Makes World Driving Debut

Monday, August 17th, 2009
Fisker Karma Debut Drive—Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
© Fisker Automotive, Inc.

Monterey, CA — The Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid made its public driving debut over the weekend, just 19 months after being introduced as a concept vehicle.

A prototype of the 403 hp full size sedan reached speeds in excess of 100 mph, utilizing both Sport (hybrid) and Stealth (electric only) modes around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races. Fisker Automotive co-founder and COO Bernhard Koehler was driving.

California-based Fisker Automotive is developing the Karma to be the first production Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). (more…)

Fisker Automotive's Karma Prototype on the Test Track for Initial Development

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Irvine, CA — Fisker Automotive, Inc. and Quantum Technologies [NASDAQ: QTWW] announced today they are performing initial vehicle testing and fine tuning the battery software management system for the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid production car. These initial test track developments are taking place in Southern California.

Three Fisker Karma prototypes have been built, and are currently undergoing testing for the electric powertrain developed by Quantum Technologies. Concurrently, the Fisker Automotive engineering team is working on crash test simulation. Further validation and certification on the vehicles will be performed over the coming months.

“We are very excited about the initial test results of the Fisker Karma prototype,” said Henrik Fisker, CEO, Fisker Automotive. (more…)