Fisker Karma production date starts, price and recap

By Posted 23 Mar 2011, 12:51

You may remember when we posted some details on the Fisker Karma production date back in January, and then followed up the month after with some details on reviews of the car, and these showed how good the Fisker Karma was on the road.

Today we can inform you that the Karma plug-in car has started production with a price of $88,000, and Fisker plan to get the first vehicles to Europe and the United States in April.

California-based Fisker, who are under contract for Irvine, are making this vehicle that runs mainly on electricity up to about 50 miles before a fuel engine starts. They’ve began assembly on Tuesday at Valmet Automotive’s Finland plant in Uusikaupunki, said Roger Ormisher, a spokesman for Fisker.

The demand for vehicles that use hardly any gasoline has meant that Fisker are going to “mass produce plug-ins”, as its their view that this area is going to explode over the coming years. With problems around the world in countries that hold most of the world’s oil, its reassuring to know we’re looking at cleaner ways to fuel our cars.

You can read more about the expected sales of these plug-in vehicles, and the financing rounds that Fisker completed via Auto Week. Are you looking to buy a cleaner vehicle over the coming months or years?