Fisker Karma at Monaco – Click above for high-res image

The Fisker Karma may have been driven for "a couple of laps" around the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix by Prince Albert of Monaco in late May, but that doesn't mean that it's going to hit dealerships in the U.S. anytime soon. In fact, word is the promised delivery date of the Karma plug-in has been pushed back again. Sort of.

According to Green Car Reports, Roger Ormisher, Director of Global Communications for Fisker Automotive, says that the "first dealer [demonstrator vehicles] and customer cars will arrive on these shores in July." Of course, that means the automaker will log zero sales in May and, as Ormisher told GCR, "probably not June either." Previously, Ormisher told AutoblogGreen that:

We will start shipping cars to retailers and importers in both U.S. and Europe to arrive during May/June and the first deposit holders will be in their cars in the June/July timeframe.

Let's hope this is the last of the Karma's already numerous delays.


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      masteraq
      • 3 Years Ago
      From a Jan 2008 concept to a July 2011 delivery to customers is still pretty quick. Keep in mind that the Tesla Model S prototype was demonstrated in March 2009 and will not be delivered to custormers until summer 2012, about the same length of time. By contrast, the Chevy Volt was a concept in Jan 2007 and entered production Dec 2010 and was considered a very compressed development schedule.
      guyverfanboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sure the fascia is a bit goofy looking, but I would buy one if I could afford it.
      kcroc10077
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm guessing they'll have strong warranty support. Hopefully the car won't need it (with all the delays and and all) but I'm not so confident. It's a stunning car and if it can deliver will be a game changer but that's a big "if".
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Dave Marsh
      • 3 Years Ago
      Saw a test mule on the road about a month ago. Solar cells on the roof and all. It had pre production facias but the BIW was painted to finish. It looked pretty good and was an interesting ride. so theynare making progress, despite delays. I'll never own one though...
        marcosc
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dave Marsh
        I saw Elvis driving one in New York last night.
      walletclan
      • 3 Years Ago
      there was one behind me the other day. they look pretty sick, except for the goofy grin in the front.
      Rambo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Karma's a bitch sometimes
      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 3 Years Ago
      maybe that'll wipe that smug grin off its face.
      marcosc
      • 3 Years Ago
      Doesn't BMW already have a copy right on this grill?
      Hector Estrada
      • 3 Years Ago
      looking at the Duke Nukem forever of the car world
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Osama bin Larry
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've seen 2 of them driving around here in socal, I thought they were already out.
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