Fisker Karma 2010 Reviews
Q-DRIVE(registered company): EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Unique to Fisker Automotive, Q-DRIVE(registered company) supplies the top blend of energy, efficiency and low-emissions. The device is made up of two 201hp electric motors powered by an innovative lithiumion technology battery pack. A generator mounted on a 260hp turbocharged 2.0liter Ecotec(registered company) direct-injection (D1) gasoline engine provides extensive range features.
"More than 60% of America's 200-million drivers travel less than 50 miles daily. With Q-DRIVE(registered company), the Fisker Karma can-do this without using a drop of gasoline. This proprietary powertrain will supply a foundation for all future version derivatives from Fisker Automotive."
Sport and stealth Mode Mode. In electriconly Stealth Mode, motorists can go emission-free for up-to 50 miles on a full-charge from any 110-, 220- or 240volt electric outlet. A complete range of up-to 300 miles is estimated in Sport-mode, which uses the effective Ecotec (registered company) gas engine to turn in the differential a generator that powers two electric motors. A fully-charged Fisker Karma can attain a yearly average in excess of one hundred miles-per gallon.
The Karma's low center of gravity and performance-oriented, A-arm suspension system provide a first class driving experience. Tall, wide tires deliver astounding lateral handle while electrohydaulic disc brakes offer easy stopping power.
LUXURY AND FASHION
Fisker Karma's exterior design features the consistent flow of sculpture and sensational proportion that's touch Fisker fashion. Modest changes in the initial Fisker Karma image include an increased upper grill and an enlarged lower intake for enhanced air-flow. A fresh aerodynamic diffuser beneath the rear fender helps cool the electrical drive-train. Immediately recognizable, the Fisker Karma also benefits from having the world's biggest always shaped glass solar-panel roof on an auto - an industry-first plus a normal feature on all Fisker Karma sedans.
"From initial idea to final creation, it's important for Fisker to preserve a remarkable design language and also to keep the integrity of the first design, within and out. Severe proportions, stunning sculpture and earthfriendly substances are crucial components that put the Fisker Karma aside," said Fisker Automotive, Inc. CEO Henrik Fisker. "An inspiring push is likewise an important and critical component. Our hope is that the Fisker Karma will make a brand new section of ecofriendly transfer and will become one of the most desired plug-in hybrid sports-sedan ."
A auto of any sort requires an inviting cockpit. Inspiration from nature's timeless beauty as well as the essence of traditional design structure supplied astounding inspiration. Fisker Karma's Sustainable and Accountable Layout is mirrored in the usage of reusable materials enhanced with modern technology.
Fisker Karma's instrumentation and controls revolve around ease-of use. Embedded within the layered EcoGlass(TMark) center-console is just a 10.2inch touch-sensitive display controlling HVAC, sound and other vehicle systems. LCD gauges behind the steering-wheel provide screen essential information like vehicle speed and battery charge.
"We have gone to great lengths to work with only environmentally aware, traditional automotive supplies that support a dedication to the eco initiatives. At Fisker Automotive we want to encourage change for the better."
Fisker Karma customers will select from three trim levels: EcoSport (TMark), EcoBase (TMark) and EcoChic (TMark). One of the most innovative sustainable stuff series, EcoChic (TMark), is predicated on a luxurious environment that is still offered by an animal-free approach. Karma's EcoSport(TMark) collection features handwrapped premium leather with a 100% sustainable production strategy, which minimizes the amount of hides needed and highlights natural markings.
KARMA CREATION AND DELIVERY
Fisker turned to specialization contractor Valmet Automotive in Finland, to meet production targets. Shipping of the over 1,000 preordered Karmas will start in 2013. To commemorate initial creation, the first 99 instances will probably be trimmed to fit both exterior and interior requirements of the Fisker Karma image initially showcased at the 2008 NAIAS. Each will have a plaque with a specified auto number and signature from Henrik Fisker
Also in the middle of defining the potential is Fisker's retail community. A particular procedure to support first deliveries is underway and interest from established sellers is large. Clients can anticipate a high degree of support from partners that share their energy values and environmental.
Introducing the 2010 Fisker Karma
Top 10 Best Chevrolet Models of All Time
9 Unique Ways to Customize Your Car
How to Find the Best Tow Truck Companies
Car Repair at Home: 4 Easy DIY Fixes That Anyone Can Do
5 Tips for Finding a Good Mechanic You Can Trust
7 Driving Techniques and Other Tips for Fuel Efficiency
The Most Valuable Parts on a Car to Scrap
7 Tips for How to Install Windshield Wipers
Your Guide to the New Skyactiv-X Engine from Mazda
View All Recent Posts
- More Photos