The Fisker Karma hybrid is a good looking car but perhaps beauty is only skin deep, as the old saying goes.
This baby weighs in at about 5000 pounds. It is 16.5 feet long and has a 403 hp powerplant. It costs $96,000. EPA uses “inside volume” to determine the class and because it has less than 100 cu.ft., it is categorized a “Subcompact”. The EPA fuel rating is 52 mpg-equivalent combined city and highway driving and it has a range on a full battery charge of 32 miles!!!!
The gasoline driven generator come on when the battery is exhausted, and then it is rated at 20 mpg.
Fisker is promoting the test results they got using the European regulatory body TUV. (It is said that their ratings are typically twice the EPA ratings.) The TUV proclaimed the range 51.6 miles equivalent on electric-only mode.