Not exactly as impressive as Fisker loudly announced it would be, the Karma is now EPA approved and ready to make its way to dealers across the country. After testing the car, EPA announced their not-so-spectacular ratings: 52 MPGe and an all-electric range of just 32 miles. Compare these numbers with what Fisker promised – 67.2 MPGe and a zero-carbon range of 50 miles – and you will see where the disappointment comes from.
Fortunately for Fisker, fuel economy is not a main concern for rich people who just love the car. Furthermore, the company’s CEO and co-founder Henrik Fisker said he was convinced that most drivers will show that it is very possible to beat EPA’s estimates and run those 50 miles without any pollution at all. The first 39 units will soon roll on to the dealers, proudly bearing their hefty price tags: over $95,900.