The “other” electric sports car company Fisker Automotive has bumped up the price of its inaugural vehicle, the Fisker Karma, yet again. According to Green Car Reports, the Fisker Karma will now cost $95,900 as the baseline price, and $103,900 and $108,900 for the Eco Sport and Eco Chic lines respectively.
Fisker’s Karma, which is due out in Spring 2011, was originally going to cost around $80,000 when it was first announced in 2008, and that price jumped up to $87,900 shortly there after. Now at close to $100,000 (before subsidies) the Karma has hit the same price range as Tesla’s electric sports car the Roadster. The Karma, like GM’s Volt, is an extended range electric car, which means an engine kicks in after about 50 miles, and then the car can drive for another several hundred miles on gas. Tesla’s Roadster can go around 250 miles on battery power alone.
The Karma is one of the only soon-to-be released electric cars that we haven’t driven for our Green Overdrive show. Fisker is being unusually quiet when it comes to giving test drives and interviews, despite the fact that the company is targeting March and April 2011 for its first deliveries.
There’s been a lot of praise for the aesthetics of the Karma — it’s just a good-looking car, designed by Henrik Fisker, the designer behind the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Aston Martin DB9 and BMW Z8. But we’ll see if the new price tag gives any potential buyers pause. We’re waiting to hear more back from Fisker on the pricing.
Related content on GigaOM Pro (subscription required):
- Why Google Android’s Electric Vehicle Deal With GM Matters
- Why Microsoft’s Electric Vehicle Deal With Ford Matters
- Car Data As the Next Platform for Innovation