DETROIT, January 12 /PRNewswire/ --

- 100mpg Fisker Karma Makes its World Wide Premiere at the 2009 North American International Auto Show

Fisker Automotive, Inc., the new American manufacturer of premium green automobiles, unveiled its first production car -- the 2010 Fisker Karma -- at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit today. The four-door, four-seat Karma fuses the traditional and timeless styling of veteran auto designer and Fisker Automotive CEO Henrik Fisker, with Quantum Technologies' clean Q-DRIVE(R) plug-in hybrid powertrain to become the world's first luxury plug-in hybrid car.

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The Fisker Karma can travel emission free for up to 50 miles on a full charge from any 110-, 220- or 240-volt electric outlet. A total range of up to 300 miles is estimated in Sport Mode, which utilizes the efficient Ecotec(R) gasoline engine to turn a generator that powers two electric motors on the rear differential. The Karma can achieve an annual average of more than 100 miles per gallon with a top speed of 125 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 5.8 seconds

With a starting price of US$87,900, 1,000 orders for the 100 mile-per-gallon luxury plug-in hybrid have been received since the prototype debuted at the 2008 NAIAS. Karma deliveries are scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2009 through the Fisker Automotive Retail network.

A complete press release, a selection of images and web-ready video can be found online in the Press section of

Media Contact: Russell Datz +1-714-888-4255 +1-917-678-8038 mobile

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