2010 Fisker KarmaEnlarge Photo
Fisker recently won a lawsuit brought by rival Tesla Motors surrounding proprietary drive systems. Fisker employs a hybrid-drive system that relies on plug-in charging to achieve an electric-only range of 50 miles, and over 350 miles total range. Quantum Technologies developed the proprietary "Q-Drive" powertrain, which is said to deliver sub-6-second 0-60 mph times, a top speed of over 125 mph, and the potential for fuel economy exceeding 100 mpg on extended drives.
Fisker hopes to begin delivery of its Karma sedan in the fourth quarter of 2009 in the United States and also plans to sell vehicles in Europe. The company hopes for annual sales of 15,000 vehicles by 2011.