Fisker Automotive, Inc.
With the introduction of the Fisker Karma, the world's first luxury plug-in
hybrid, Fisker Automotive, a green American car company, is poised to change the
landscape of the automotive industry. In the past,
being eco-conscious often meant sacrificing something for the greater good of
the planet. But with the Fisker Karma, luxury automobile consumers will have the
ability to buy an environmentally friendly vehicle without sacrifice – a vehicle
will still deliver the superior style and luxury they are accustomed to.
Taking a novel approach to merging beauty and style with an environmental
conscience, the Fisker Karma will offer consumers the ability to drive the car
emission free for up to 50 miles a day, provided the car is charged every
feasible that if consumers follow this daily routine, they will only need to
fuel the car but once a year. This means it will not only cut down on pollution
and global warming, but on a consumer’s gasoline budget as well.
“We’re focused on changing the face of the automobile industry by creating a new
segment of eco-friendly transportation,” said Fisker Automotive, Inc. CEO Henrik
Fisker. “We like to think that with this car, we’re doing our small part to help
protect the environment. Allowing consumers the ability to drive emission free
not only cuts down on pollution, but conceivably could reduce America's
dependence on foreign oil as well.”
Statistics show that the majority of pollution from automobiles occurs on
consumers' daily commute to and from work or dropping the kids off at school.
Currently, more than 60% of Americans and Europeans are driving less than 50
miles on their daily commute. If this 60% of commuters would drive a plug-in
hybrid like the Fisker Karma, we could see the fastest possible reduction both
in oil consumption and emissions - all without sacrificing their daily driving
habits. Additionally, plug-in
hybrids have the potential to augment the planning of cleaner electrical power
plants, ultimately producing a dramatic effect on our society and future
The secret to the Fisker Karma's revolutionary eco-friendly design lies in the Q
DRIVE, a proprietary technology which was developed by Quantum Technologies and
made exclusively for Fisker Automotive. The Karma's Q DRIVE configuration
consists of a small gasoline engine that turns the generator, which charges the
lithium ion battery pack, powering the electric motor and turning the rear
wheels. This Q DRIVE technology will provide a base for all future derivatives
from Fisker Automotive.
The Fisker Karma will offer partly self-contained climate control, as consumers
will have the option to purchase a full length solar roof that will help charge
the car and provide cooling for the interior cabin while the car is parked.
Additionally, Fisker Automotive will offer consumers an option to purchase a set
of solar panels for their
roofs or garages where they can generate electricity during the day to charge
the car overnight…again cost and emission free.
Fisker Automotive, Inc.
Performance, Dynamics & Efficiency
Plug-in hybrid technology Q DRIVE
0-60 in less than 6 seconds (0-100 km/h 6 seconds)
Top speed beyond 125 mph (200 km/h)
Maximum torque available from 0 mph with a dramatic acceleration to its top
Two Driving Modes: The driver will be able to select between two modes of
driving. The first mode is Stealth Drive, which is the quiet economy mode for
optimal relaxed and efficient driving. By flipping the second paddle behind the
steering wheel, the car will switch to Sport Drive, which will access the full
power of the vehicle.
Regenerative brakes featured to recapture braking energy
Low center of gravity provides optimal sport vehicle driving dynamics
All new from the ground up exterior design
Low and wide stance
All new drive train configuration with optimal weight distribution
Extensive use of lightweight materials for panels used for optimal weight and
Self-contained climate control through a full-length solar roof to help charge
the car and provide cooling for the interior cabin while the car is parked
Plug-In Configuration features small bonnet "doors" for easy charging and engine
22-inch lightweight alloy wheels
Driver visibility – Front fenders visible with a view of the long hood
Clean & efficient design
Four individual "first class" seats
Spacious trunk for luxury travel
Overall Length: 195.67 inches (4970mm)
Overall Width: 78.11 inches (1984 mm)
Overall Height: 51.57 inches (1310mm)
Front track: 66.49 inches (1689mm)
Rear track: 67.71 inches (1720 mm)