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HOT NEW HYBRID CAR: The Fisker Karma

Posted By Jorge Chapa On May 13, 2008 @ 9:24 am In Green Transportation,Innovation | 18 Comments

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We love our green sports cars [2] here at Inhabitat, and we have plenty of room on our favorites list for more than one. While we’ve been raving for the last two years about the Tesla Roadster [3], the Fisker Karma [4] has been doing the one thing Tesla has yet to do: bring a hybrid sports car to market. Created by noted car designer Henrik Fisker, the ultra cool Karma [4] is a sleek, power packed eco-luxury ride.

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The Karma’s performance specs rev out at 0-60 mph in 6 seconds, and a top speed of 125 mph. At $80,000 USD, The car is a plug-in hybrid based on technology of Quantum Technologies. The Q DRIVE consists of a small gasoline engine which in turn charges the lithium battery packs [5] in the car. According to Fisker, if charged properly, the hybrid [4] would need to use no more than a fuel tank per year, quite a claim!

Now before you think that the Fisker is just a concept vehicle, Wired managed to get some pics of the Fisker Karma in action [6]. Here’s hoping that soon we can have two really cool sports cars that show that being green can be done at maximum speed.

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/13/transportation-tuesday-the-fisker-karma/

[2] green sports cars: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/08/21/transportation-tuesdays-top-5-green-sports-cars/

[3] Tesla Roadster: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/06/04/tesla-motors-the-electric-roadster/

[4] Fisker Karma: http://www.fiskerautomotive.com/

[5] battery packs: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/19/transportation-tuesday-the-ultrabattery/

[6] Fisker Karma in action: http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/05/fisker-karma-pl.html

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