To hear Fisker tell it at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the world is clamoring for not just its Karma range-extended electric vehicle but this new variant: a four-door wagon dubbed Surf that it plans to sell in 2013. But why hasn't it actually delivered a car yet?
The $95,900 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid set to launch last year, then this April, now won't roll into U.S. customers' driveways until June, and then only for "VIPs." Lesser Fisker owners will get theirs after July.
Electric car maker Fisker Automotive says it expects to sell "at least 7,000 units" of its first car, the $87,900 Karma hybrid sports car, before the end of the year.
After saying the $95,000 Fisker Karma luxury plug-in hybrid would launch in February, Fisker has pushed production back to March, and dealers say don't expect a car before April. Oh, and it's key tech supplier missed a debt payment.
Fisker, the plug-in hybrid startup that's won $828.7 million in government and private backing but delayed production of its Karma plug-in three times, has managed to assemble the first Karma commercial. If it's on video, it must be real, right?
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Alongside Vice President Joe Biden, Fisker Automotive executives announced today they'll buy GM's now shuttered Wilmington, Delaware assembly plant to develop "Project NINA," an "affordable, family-oriented plug-in hybrid sedan." So, basically, GM's selling Fisker a factory to develop a Volt-killer.
The debate over whether Fisker's $80,000 Karma plug-in hybrid sports sedan will come to market may rage on, but they've now found their first dealer willing to support the dream.
Though the Fisker Karma S Sunset doesn't officially debut for a few days, AutoSpies lived up to their name, sneaking onto the Detroit Auto Show floor early, snapping photos of the display.