The Fisker Karma hybrid sports car just got the official U.S. EPA stamp on its miles per gallon. EPA has released its official fuel economy rating for the Fisker Karma at 52 MPGe, which is a combination of 32 miles on all-electric mode and 20 miles per gallon on gasoline mode.
As can see, these numbers didn’t even make to the original goal Fisker had intended for the Karma, which were 67.2 mgpe with an all-electric range of 50 miles. Considering a luxury hybrid sports car, the Karma’s fuel economy rating is not too shabby. But then again, we do have the technology to make hybrid cars more fuel efficient, and the Fisker Karma wasn’t just developed to its full potential. A 50-mile range on all-electric mode would be much more suitable for the price ($95,900) of the Fisker Karma and its boasted state-of-the-art electronic technology.
“With receipt of EPA certification in hand, we have achieved a major milestone by recording the first sales of our groundbreaking Karma sedan,” said Henrik Fisker, CEO and co-founder of Fisker Automotive. “Production of the Karma is ramping, and we have a strong dealer network in place so we can deliver many more of these truly amazing automobiles to customers during the remainder of 2011 and for many years to come.”
According to Fisker, if you have a total of 1,000 miles of commuting per month, you would only use just 9 gallons of gasoline per month on the Fisker Karma sports car. Sound tempting? In comparison, the new all-electric Tesla Roadster with a similar price range as the Fisker Karma looks a bit more enticing with its 300-mile range on a single charge.
The Fisker Karma hybrid sports car is currently being rolled out from Finland to dealerships worldwide, and should be arriving in about two weeks. The U.S. will get a few samples as well.