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Electric car maker Automotive, which finally delivering its first plug-in hybrid car this summer, has promoting its second model in as well. On Thursday the company that its next car, “Project Nina,” will with engines and other by auto giant BMW.

an agreement, BMW will provide a turbocharged engine, Fisker If production plans go as anticipated, BMW ship up to 100,000 engines per for the Project Nina car. based in Anaheim, Calif. to start assembling Project in its Wilmington, Del. plant at the end of with sales beginning in

When Fisker first publicly about Project in 2009, it said the plan was to a car that is more affordable its Karma, which starts at for the base model. The company revealed the pricing for Nina, but its and investors have talked wanting to sell Nina at to $50,000.

Nina will be a “mid-size sedan,” Fisker said. It feature the company’s EVer vehicle with extended technology, which can deliver up to 50 per charge. After that, the engine kicks in to generate electricity to run the electric motors. The website says the gasoline for the Karma can continue to power the car for 250

Fisker has yet to disclose the performance for Nina.

Government help has it possible for Fisker to roll out the and develop Nina. The Department of awarded Fisker $528.7 in low-interest loans (subject to benchmarks) back in September 2009. and used funds from the to buy the Wilmington plant from Liquidation Co. or “the old GM.” said it expects to invest $175 over a three-year period in the facility. and the company has planned to the plant cranking out 75,000 to vehicles a year by 2014.

Fisker previously aimed to be by 2011. Meeting that seems unlikely, though. The began delivering the Karma to only a few weeks ago. The production car went to Ray Lane of Perkins, which has invested in The carmaker has raised over $1 in equity, loans and grants, and it need more money to up production of its cars.

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The company is likely follow the of Tesla Motors to raise through an IPO.

Fisker to sell Nina globally. The said sales for both the and Nina will likely be 40 in U.S. 40 percent in Europe and 20 in Asia.

If all goes according to plan, will arrive around the when Tesla will out the Model S, an all-electric sedan will start at $57,400 for the model. Other carmakers have launched electric include General Motors, rolled out the plug-in hybrid Volt late last Nissan is selling the all-electric car the

Ford is due to launch the Electric later this year unknown).

Coda Automotive, American electric car startup, to launch its first model this year. Like and Fisker, Coda has also delayed the of its first model.

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