First Factory-Built Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery
Last week was a busy one for Fisker Automotive. The company rolled out its first factory-built Karma plug-in hybrid at the Paris Motor Show and followed that up with some ramblings regarding an initial public offering. This week, as it turns out, is filled with more hype-inducing info from the plug-in hybrid manufacturer.
Under terms of its DOE loan, Fisker Automotive is required to update the U.S. government regarding its future plans. The documents detailing Fisker's future have been filed and obtained, under the Freedom of Information Act, by media outlet Delaware Online. As you may have guessed, the documents are indeed revealing about what Fisker has in store, but let's not forget that the company has yet to deliver on its first promise: releasing the $88,000 Karma plug-in to the public.
The documents reveal nothing that we haven't heard about before, but when its on official paper, the plans seem more concrete. Fisker's production plans call for six plug-in hybrids to hit the roads by 2013. First in line is the aforementioned four-door Karma plug-in sedan, followed at some later point by a convertible variant as well as a sports wagon. Fisker also hopes to roll out its Nina sedan for a 2012 debut, tailed by an SUV and two-door model built on the same platform. Fisker's timeline is always questionable, but with the government on its heels, let's hope that's motivation enough to help the automaker to get back on track