Luxury Fisker Karma Plug-In Hybrid Goes On Retail Tour

Fisker Automotive, makers of the luxury green Karma plug-in hybrid, have decided to take their green wonder car on a tour around the United States to introduce the vehicle to local markets and perhaps soften the nearly $90,000 price tag shell shock some might be experiencing. The tour starts on April 27.

Fisker said its Karma, beginning first from the company’s Irvine, California headquarters, will spend the next two months popping up in 42 cities in 26 states and three Canadian provinces. A quick peek at the vehicle’s retail tour schedule [PDF] reveals what looks to be a variety of luxury car dealerships that it will be showcased at, which would be in keeping with the promotion of the Karma as a high end green car.

Fisker Karma

image via Fisker Automotive

For those not familiar with the Fisker Karma, it is basically an upper end plug-in hybrid sports car designed to hold four adults. It goes the first 50 miles on electric only before becoming a normal hybrid style drive. The gasoline engine under the hood can recharge the lithium ion battery and Fisker believes the Karma, for those who drive less than 50 miles a day and keep the vehicle charged, will let drivers achieve an average fuel economy of 100 mpg (2.4L/100km) per year.

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    • This is a great looking hybrid car. Going 50 miles before using gas is a great concept. This local Irvine California auto maker is going to be new wave of the future.