Starting an all-new car company from the ground up is hard enough, but that task becomes exponentially more difficult when your company is building the world’s first plug-in-hybrid luxury sport sedan. Fisker’s
launch of the Karma sedan hasn’t always kept on schedule, but the initial cars are now in owners’ hands and the company seems to be working hard to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
Like the Chevrolet Volt, the 2012 Fisker Karma
is designed to operate on either battery power or on generator power to increase the car’s range. On a fully-charged, 22-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, the EPA says the Karma will take you approximately 32 miles, but its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder then takes over to provide power to the Karma’s two 150-kilowatt (200-horsepower) electric motors.
The net result is that the Karma can then travel up to 200 more miles before running out of gas. Refill the tank, and you’re good for another 200...