Anaheim, California USA – November 16, 2011: The Fisker Karma electric vehicle with extended range has achieved 135 mpg* combined fuel economy while emitting just 51 g/km of CO2, according to independent testing by the Technischer Üeberwachungs Verein (TÜV), Europe’s recognized automotive certification agency.
TÜV tests also validated the Karma’s all-electric range at 51.6 miles (83 km).
The Karma, a 400-horsepower luxury sedan that can accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 6.1seconds, is one of the most efficient, lowest emission automobiles available despite its size, performance and visual appeal.
These figures are possible due to the Karma’s cutting-edge EVer™ (Electric Vehicle extended range) powertrain technology, which combines the zero-emissions and efficiency of electric drive with the range and freedom of petrol-powered cars.
Technically a series plug-in hybrid, the Karma gives drivers the ability to run emission free on demand, as well as travelling long distances without the range anxiety or long recharge times associated with pure-electric vehicles.
While the Karma can run on all-electric power in Stealth mode for 51.6 miles, it has a total range of 300 miles (483 km) before a stop for petrol or recharge is required. When driven in charge-sustaining Sport mode the Karma achieved 31 mpg** combined fuel economy in TÜV tests, better than nearly all comparably powered luxury saloons.
“We are naturally very pleased with the TÜV results, which show we have delivered better than our anticipated fuel efficiency figures,” said CEO and co-founder Henrik Fisker. “We believe the Karma is a car well-suited to the lifestyles of many people in Europe, and these results reinforce that position.”
TÜV Test Results (UK gallon)
|CO2||58 g/km||47 g/km||51 g/km|
|Fuel consumption||118 mpg
|Electric range||51.6 mi