2012 Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery
Tomorrow afternoon, Fisker Automotive
will officially hand over the keys to the first production Karma
to Ray Lane
(sorry Leonardo DiCaprio
) at Kleiner Perkins Headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. Designed by Henrik Fisker and constructed at Valmet Automotive
in Finland, Fisker says the Karma is:
... the world's first extended-range electric vehicle – offering responsible luxury, incomparable performance and seating for four. Powered by twin 201-horsepower electric motors that may be augmented by an on-board engine generator, the Karma is capable of delivering over 300 miles of responsible driving – and a top speed of 125 miles per hour.
Augmented by an on-board engine generator? What does that mean, exactly?
Moving on, the Signature Series, Silver Mirage-colored Fisker Karma will be handed over to Ray Lane – chairman of the board of directors at Fisker Automotive and an advocate of advanced technology vehicles – in less than 24 hours. Of the occasion, Henrik Fisker says, "It is an exciting day for Fisker to hand over the keys of our first production vehicle and to know that our dream and Ray Lane's imagination have enabled this milestone in automotive history." What a long, strange trip it's been.
[Source: Fisker Automotive ]
Media Advisory: Press Reception to Celebrate Silicon Valley Automotive Milestone: Fisker Karma Debuts in Silicon Valley Business Leader, Ray Lane (Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers) Accepts Keys to Company's First Production Car
What: The Fisker Karma is the world's first extended range EV - offering responsible luxury, incomparable performance and seating for four. Powered by twin 201 HP electric motors that may be augmented by an on-board engine generator, the Karma is capable of delivering over 300 miles of responsible driving - and a top speed of 125 MPH.
Designed by Henrik Fisker and constructed in Finland, the Signature Series Fisker Karma is a long awaited step forward for the automotive industry as a whole - and clearly demonstrates that luxury can accommodate sustainable manufacturing and performance driving demands.
Where: The Silver Mirage colored Fisker will be delivered to Ray Lane @ 1:00 PM PDT - July 26 - at the Kleiner Perkins Headquarters, 2750 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 233 2750
Mr. Lane, well known for his many technical and businesses successes, also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Fisker Automotive, Chairman of Carnegie Mellon University and also Hewlett-Packard Corporation. He has been an outspoken advocate of sustainable, exciting and high-design value EVs.
"It is an exciting day for Fisker to hand over the keys of our first production vehicle and to know that our dream and Ray Lane's imagination have enabled this milestone in automotive history," said Henrik Fisker.
Event: The Silicon Valley Fisker Karma debut is scheduled for @ 1:00 PM.
* Mr. Lane will accept the keys and offer remarks about why he is committed to the broader development of alternative transportation and why the Fisker approach is a valued alternative to competing design and engineering philosophies.
* Mr. Lane will be available for interview following his remarks.