Text: Vince Pornelos / Photos: | posted October 20, 2011 02:11
Disappointing EPA results
Many have seen the Fisker Karma as the future of hybrid sports sedans, being a plug-in hybrid and all, but as the new EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) fuel economy figures dictate, the Karma isn't as good as initially claimed.
According to the official fuel eonomy rating, the Fisker Karma gets 52 mpge (miles per gallon and electric range), which is 20 mpg for the gasoline engine and a 32 mile range on a full electric charge. In metric terms, it translates to an all-electric range of 51.2 kilometers and a fuel economy of 8.5 km/l.
It's not as impressive as Fisker's claim of 67.2 mpge, though Henrik Fisker believes that "most owners will get up to 50 miles of driving range on a single charge and will use our electric only mode most of the time they drive the car."
The Fisker Karma is a plug-in hybrid
luxury sports sedan made in Finland, and can finally be sold in the
U.S. now that the EPA rating has been released.
SOURCE: Green Car Reports, Autoblog