Posted on 12-05-2008 by Vlad Balan
Though Fisker has some legal problems, the Fisker Karma is one of the most promising cars out there. Still, after it made its world debut at the Detorit Motor Show, back in January, there haven’t been any updates lately. So Fisker released these first photos of the production version being tested.
We don’t have any full info about the technology that will power the plug-in hybrid, except that Fisker, in partnership with Quantum Technologies, are working on a drivetrain that will use an electric motor to drive the wheels and an internal combustion engine to charge the lithium-ion batteries. In reply to the rumors that the engine could be a 1.4 liter Volkswagen engine, Henrik Fisker told Wired that “the car MAY have a German engine that turns the generator.”
Another thing we notice is that the car will resemble the concept a lot, which is very good news, because we’ve seen the concept live at Geneva and it looks awesome. The Fisker Karma is scheduled to hit showrooms late next year, hoping to launch the car before Tesla’s sedan the WhiteStar. We’re also expecting the outcome of Tesla’s lawsuit against Henrik Fisker.
More photos after the jump.
Photo Gallery: Fisker Karma Production Version Spied
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