Funding rescheduling forced Fisker Automotive to delay the release date of the Karma by two years. Originally slated to hit showroom floors in late 2009, the company now has initial deliveries scheduled for March 2011. President Obama has a clear goal of seeing one million electric vehicles on the roads by the end of his administration. Together with Gov. Jack Markell, Fisker Automotive was lent $550 million to help them get the cars into showrooms. The Karma sports sedan retails at $96,000 and has already rolled off Finland assembly line. The company's goal is to produce 115,000 cars over the next few years, and experts question if that goal is perhaps a little too aggressive.
Detroit Preview: Fisker Karma coming in production formFisker Automotive, however, is undeterred. Not only did they roll out the Karma S convertible, a hardtop and stylish two door convertible, at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, they are also planning another luxurious green auto called the Nina. The Nina Fisker will be a modestly priced $50,000 sedan and the Boxwood Road plant will have the honor of producing it. The company is also planning on releasing an SUB and a coupe in the next few model years.
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