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2013 Fisker Karma Test Drive

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2013 Fisker Karma Drive

California-based automaker has fallen on hard times in months. The future of both the and its flagship sedan, the Fisker is more than ever on ground. Meanwhile, Fisker’s competitor Tesla is experiencing growth in North America.

On the hand, the first electric sedan to hit the market, the Karma, is idle on dealership floors.

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A few months ago, company Henrik Fisker walked out on his citing fundamental differences the board on the long-term strategy of And then, a few weeks later, had to explain to the U.S. Senate why the loans it had received from the of Energy of the United States had not into a sustainable long-term

At the moment, Fisker is looking for a new ideally with deep which will be able to the California manufacturer.

For ecological vehicle enthusiasts and car admirers, it is sad to see the current state of After having had the opportunity to the car along the Eastern Townships’ roads for a day, I can say that at its the Fisker Karma is a great Fun, stylish and eco-friendly, the offered by Fisker is not to blame for the of the manufacturer.

It may simply have before its time.

The interior of the Karma is reminiscent of a concept The interaction with the various of the car are made through a huge that covers almost the center console. The gear controlling the Fisker’s single-speed transmission is shaped like a pyramid.

Between the two seats, a wide tunnel that at night is covered by a sheet of plastic and can be used to place a of small items such as phones and wallets. The two-tone seats are out-of-this-world beautiful the steering wheel with inserts is like nothing on the road.

Despite looking like an two-seater, the Fisker Karma has two doors beautifully integrated the body which give to the two rear seats. These are narrow and can really only small children. However, the section of the Karma is still welcoming than a BMW 6 Series or a 911.

On the other hand, the Karma does not offer the level of interior space as the Model S. The trunk will you to leave for a few days with Fisker Karma, but forget a golf bag or luggage large to check at the airport.

The Fisker is not a pure electric car. it is a plug-in hybrid car in the same as the Chevrolet Volt or Toyota PHEV. It is powered by two electric each delivering 161 hp and powered by a set of batteries which can be recharged a 120 or 240 v outlet. The charging time is 6 hours with the most outlet. Once the battery is charged, the driver can drive 60 kilometers using only the of the electric motor.

Once the batteries run out, a 2.0 turbocharged ECOTEC engine is for powering the electric motors.

all of this means is that it is to perform one’s daily without burning any gasoline. when you must take a trip or you want to go on holiday, the Karma is able to lead you to destination using the extended provided by the ECOTEC gas-powered

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Once behind the wheel, the thing we notice are the huge wells on each side of the Despite its looks, the Fisker is not a car. Measuring more two meters wide and nearly 5 long, maneuvering in an urban is not easy. In addition, rear visibility is almost entirely by the huge C-pillars that the car its low coupe-like silhouette.

When parking, you must be careful in judging distance the front bumper extends far of the driver and out of sight. And let us not forget the 22-inch rims that to be attracted to curbs. Case in the rims on my test car had all been


Once off of the island of Montreal, it is easier to appreciate the Fisker On the highway, the comfort level is while the silence prevailing in the is typical of electric-powered cars.

you tap the right pedal, the Fisker responds immediately. Two driving are available to the driver, Sport and In Stealth mode, the car uses the electric motors while in mode, the gasoline engine is applied to improve performance. In case, it is capable of reducing the km / h in 5.8 seconds. The Fisker Karma has no as it will.

Rather, it provides a system tells the electric motors to go or backward. On winding country near Mont Orford, the Karma was a real charm to The steering is sharp and the car can be positioned any turn with surgical

Overall, the Fisker Karma’s is worthy of the best European cars.

In the end, the Fisker is an agile and powerful car with a that turns heads it goes. It is also one of the few performance over $ 100,000 that reasonable fuel economy. At the end of my day, my Fisker Karma an average fuel consumption of 4.9 km.

That being said, I drove 32 kilometers on all-electric before the batteries were Obviously, the actual autonomy of the Karma and its two electric motors heavily on the driving style you

With Fisker’s current position, it is now possible to get a Fisker at a heavily discounted price if you did research. Obviously, many remain about the future of but for those who are looking for a car that heads, is powerful and agile as as environmentally-friendly Karma still an interesting alternative, and it is getting by the day.

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