Fisker Automotive, the new American manufacturer of premium green automobiles, co-founded by Quantum, will unveil its Karma and Karma S luxury plug-in hybrid cars for the first time on European soil at the Geneva Motor Show on March 3, 2009.
The 408 horsepower, 100 mpg Karma sedan incorporating the Quantum Q-Drive(R) will appear in the production trim that customers will receive when deliveries begin at the end of this year. The Karma S hardtop convertible coupe concept is scheduled for production in 2011. A European retail network strategy, along with vehicle options and pricing, will also be announced.
The full size, four-seater Fisker Karma fuses the traditional and timeless styling of former Aston Martin and BMW auto designer, and Fisker Automotive CEO, Henrik Fisker, with the cutting-edge technology of Q-Drive(R), - a new, clean-energy powertrain from Quantum Fuel System Technologies Worldwide (Nasdaq: QTWW). Quantum and Fisker Automotive collaborated to develop world's first luxury plug-in hybrid sports sedan car.
The Karma will be able to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in six seconds and a top speed of 200 km/h (125 mph), while being able to achieve an average annual fuel consumption rate of 2.4 l/100 km (100 mpg). It also features new materials and technologies not seen before on any production vehicle, such as a 26 cm (10.5") haptic touch-screen control panel and environmentally friendly interior trim.