Defining the Future: Fisker Automotive Unveils 2010 Fisker Karma Premium Plug-in Hybrid Production Car

    100mpg Fisker Karma Makes its World Wide Premiere at the 2009 North
American International Auto Show

    DETROIT, Jan. 12 /CNW/ -- Fisker Automotive, Inc., the new American
manufacturer of premium green automobiles, unveiled its first production car
-- the 2010 Fisker Karma -- at the 2009 North American International Auto Show
(NAIAS) in Detroit today.  The four-door, four-seat Karma fuses the
traditional and timeless styling of veteran auto designer and Fisker
Automotive CEO Henrik Fisker, with Quantum Technologies' clean Q-DRIVE(R)
plug-in hybrid powertrain to become the world's first luxury plug-in hybrid

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    The Fisker Karma can travel emission free for up to 50 miles on a full
charge from any 110-, 220- or 240-volt electric outlet.  A total range of up
to 300 miles is estimated in Sport Mode, which utilizes the efficient
Ecotec(R) gasoline engine to turn a generator that powers two electric motors
on the rear differential.  The Karma can achieve an annual average of more
than 100 miles per gallon with a top speed of 125 mph and a 0-60 mph time of
5.8 seconds

    With a starting price of $87,900, 1,000 orders for the 100
mile-per-gallon luxury plug-in hybrid have been received since the prototype
debuted at the 2008 NAIAS.  Karma deliveries are scheduled to begin in the
fourth quarter of 2009 through the Fisker Automotive Retail network.

    A complete press release, a selection of images and web-ready video can
be found online in the Press section of


    Media Contact:
    Russell Datz
    +1 714.888.4255
    +1 917.678.8038 mobile


For further information:

For further information: Russell Datz of Fisker Automotive, Inc.,
+1-714-888-4255, or +1-917-678-8038 mobile, Web

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