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#1716164 - 07/02/12 01:02 PM Fisker Karma
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For those who are not aware, the Fisker Karma is a fully electric car, a 400 HP high-end expensive vehicle, that no ordinary person could hope to afford. I saw one on my drive home the other day, and after reading online about it, was surprised to learn that the company has been awarded a grant from the department of energy for $168,000,000, with an opportunity for an additional $400,000,000 in the next 2 years to produce these all-electric vehicles...

Doesn't sound like a prudent investment of tax dollars, unless, of course, some of that grant money goes towards giving me one of these cars. Then, I'd be okay with it...
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#1716165 - 07/02/12 01:05 PM Re: Fisker Karma HappyGilmore
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As it is an American Company I would think it is about creating jobs in the US but it is manufactured in Finland.
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#1716170 - 07/02/12 01:16 PM Re: Fisker Karma HappyGilmore
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I thought Fisker made scissors? smile
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#1716176 - 07/02/12 01:51 PM Re: Fisker Karma HappyGilmore
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
like you have any use for scissors... smile
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#1716178 - 07/02/12 01:55 PM Re: Fisker Karma HappyGilmore
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Fisker has been in the transportaion industry for years. They make the Fisker Price big wheel that a certain BOLer has been driving for years. It also appears that the battery they are working on will have the same range.
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#1716195 - 07/02/12 02:23 PM Re: Fisker Karma HappyGilmore
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Is this the same as a Karman-Ghia?
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#1716197 - 07/02/12 02:27 PM Re: Fisker Karma HappyGilmore
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
Do you see anything in this post about Volkswagen? Sheesh...
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#1716203 - 07/02/12 02:39 PM Re: Fisker Karma HappyGilmore
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Don't they spreken zie Deutch in Finland?
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#1716206 - 07/02/12 02:47 PM Re: Fisker Karma HappyGilmore
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#1716226 - 07/02/12 03:29 PM Re: Fisker Karma HappyGilmore
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Happy, so that extra hour of drive time, did his batteries last?

I know very little about electric cars, but seems that NOLA traffic issues could be a pretty nerve-wracking issue if you were needing a charge.

But you're right, very nice looking car.
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#1716235 - 07/02/12 03:45 PM Re: Fisker Karma SMQ, CRCM
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Originally Posted By: SoccerMomQueen
Happy, so that extra hour of drive time, did his batteries last?

I know very little about electric cars, but seems that NOLA traffic issues could be a pretty nerve-wracking issue if you were needing a charge.


The Karma also has a small gas engine in it, so it shouldn't have been a problem.
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#1716238 - 07/02/12 03:50 PM Re: Fisker Karma HappyGilmore
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
EPA says only 32 miles on a charge...Fisker says up to 50 miles on electric...tota of 230 mile range with electric and gas (i didn't realize it has a gas engine at all).
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#1716247 - 07/02/12 04:02 PM Re: Fisker Karma HappyGilmore
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so how many years do you have to drive this Karma to break even?
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#1716248 - 07/02/12 04:03 PM Re: Fisker Karma Bimmer
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Originally Posted By: Bimmer
Originally Posted By: SoccerMomQueen
Happy, so that extra hour of drive time, did his batteries last?

I know very little about electric cars, but seems that NOLA traffic issues could be a pretty nerve-wracking issue if you were needing a charge.


The Karma also has a small gas engine in it, so it shouldn't have been a problem.


Since you are the new expert as Happy did not know about the gas engine. Does it have an iPad port? smirk
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#1716250 - 07/02/12 04:06 PM Re: Fisker Karma HappyGilmore
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Wouldn't you feel good about now, in the 4th day without power around DC, if you are driving a Volt or other all electric car?
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#1716260 - 07/02/12 04:19 PM Re: Fisker Karma edAudit
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Originally Posted By: Bimmer
Originally Posted By: SoccerMomQueen
Happy, so that extra hour of drive time, did his batteries last?

I know very little about electric cars, but seems that NOLA traffic issues could be a pretty nerve-wracking issue if you were needing a charge.


The Karma also has a small gas engine in it, so it shouldn't have been a problem.


Since you are the new expert as Happy did not know about the gas engine. Does it have an iPad port? smirk


Yes, it does.

hybrid engine
Direct drive transmission
Navigation System
Bluetooth
iPod input
Satellite radio
Side/Curtain Airbags
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#1716261 - 07/02/12 04:19 PM Re: Fisker Karma HappyGilmore
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If you have driven around the DC area (and tried to park)you may be happy not to be able to drive.
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#1716262 - 07/02/12 04:21 PM Re: Fisker Karma Bimmer
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Originally Posted By: EdAudit
Originally Posted By: Bimmer
Originally Posted By: SoccerMomQueen
Happy, so that extra hour of drive time, did his batteries last?

I know very little about electric cars, but seems that NOLA traffic issues could be a pretty nerve-wracking issue if you were needing a charge.


The Karma also has a small gas engine in it, so it shouldn't have been a problem.


Since you are the new expert as Happy did not know about the gas engine. Does it have an iPad port? smirk


Yes, it does.

hybrid engine
Direct drive transmission
Navigation System
Bluetooth
iPod input
Satellite radio
Side/Curtain Airbags


Well that settles it for me as I have an android tablet (and do not wish to downgrade to an iPad)I will not be purchasing the car.
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#1716274 - 07/02/12 04:35 PM Re: Fisker Karma edAudit
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Originally Posted By: EdAudit

Well that settles it for me as I have an android tablet (and do not wish to downgrade to an iPad)I will not be purchasing the car.


No worries Ed, it also has Bluetooth, so you can stream audio from your Android device wirelessly and you won't have to downgrade to one of those awful Apple devices!
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#1716286 - 07/02/12 05:05 PM Re: Fisker Karma HappyGilmore
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Can you use the Jitterbug in it Bim?
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#1716293 - 07/02/12 05:13 PM Re: Fisker Karma HappyGilmore
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
at $102,000 for the base model, chances are you never recoup your investment...
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