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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
We love our green sports cars  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 , the Fisker Karma  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  is a sleek, power packed eco-luxury ride.
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  in the car. According to Fisker, if charged properly, the hybrid  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 . 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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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/13/transportation-tuesday-the-fisker-karma/
 green sports cars: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/08/21/transportation-tuesdays-top-5-green-sports-cars/
 Tesla Roadster: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/06/04/tesla-motors-the-electric-roadster/
 Fisker Karma: http://www.fiskerautomotive.com/
 battery packs: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/19/transportation-tuesday-the-ultrabattery/
 Fisker Karma in action: http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/05/fisker-karma-pl.html
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