So the metro hippie’s beloved Tesla Roadster might be under siege already…  A bigger, badder, dare I say sexier plug-in hybrid is on the prowl.  With a gorgeous and aggressive design, the Fisker Karma sedan is unlike anything else ever created on American soil.

Jam packed with eco-features, the Fisker is another homegrown automotive beacon set to change the industry (keep ’em coming people!).  It is a plug-in hybrid, getting 50 miles before sipping any fuel (fact: 60% of Americans drive 50 miles or less a day).  It has a large lithium battery running through the car, with an electric motor in the rear.  Without the need for a large gas engine, the seats were then lowered, resulting in a sedan that’s the height of a Porsche 911!  The Karma also has the option of solar on the roof which will automatically run on a hot summer day to cool the car, or it will plug energy directly into the battery…. yeah woo!


This lustful 4-door also performs like a champ… It’s 0-60 time is set at 5.8 seconds and she’ll max out at 125 mph.  This combined with an expected 100 mpg rating and 620 miles on a single tank should more than scare its competition.  The BMW 7 series, Mercedes S class and Lexus LS series are the prey, for the Fisker is set to sell 15,000 vehicles a year, starting 4th quarter ’09, at $80-100,000 dollars!  Same price point, sexier, equal performance, 100 mpg, eco-friendly, homegrown…. hmmm, tough call!

I’m sold… the bar has been risen.  Fisker Karma… you will be mine.  Oh yes, you will be mine!


About Joshua Foss

Joshua is a leading voice for transformational change. He is the editor of Metro Hippie, co-founder and director of development of the Ecala Group, and adjunct faculty at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is also an ambassador for the Living Building Challenge and is a frequent speaker at national conferences, trade shows and summits.