Fisker’s Karma plug-in hybrid, as you already know, has been going through a series of delays. However, there has been no detailed official explanation for this unexpected hold up. Fisker has now said that the first customer cars will arrive in the US this July.
This will be the second time the car has missed its scheduled launch date. Fisker plug-in hybrid has already missed two launch dates – the scheduled dates were during late 2009 and Spring 2011.
The Karma plug in hybrid comes with a 20kW lithium-ion battery that provides energy to two electric power trains that develop 300 kW (402 hp / 408 PS) and 1,300 Nm (959 lb/ft) of torque. This with sole support of electricity can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.9 seconds, hit a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph), and travel up to 80.5 km (50 miles) on electric power alone.
When your battery runs out, a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine acts as a generator to recharge it. Thanks to this, the car has an overall range of 483 km (300 miles), an average fuel consumption of 2.4 L/100km (98 mpg US), and CO2 emissions of 83 g/km.
This could be Fisker’s last rescheduling of launch, as customers are not having any scarcity for plug-in hybrids in market. Let’s hope the car arrives at least this time.