At last, Fisker confirmed today that the 2012 Karma sedan received emission certification and fuel economy ratings from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As a result, the Fisker dealers will now be able to sell the car to customers immediately in most states. According to EPA, the new car achieves the energy equivalent of 52 miles per gallon city/highway combined. The Fisker Karma delivers 52 MPGe which is close to Obama administration’s mandate of an industry average goal of 54.5 mpg by 2025.
Moreover, the Karma’s electric range was found to be 32 miles by the EPA under its test criteria. This means that the 2012 Fisker Karma will be able to charge its car in order to travel 40 miles and will only need to visit the gas station about every 1,000 miles and would use just 9 gallons of gasoline per month. A survey showed that half of American’s have a daily commute of less than 32 miles, which means that the Karma will ac as a full EV and drivers will not even use a milligram of fuel.
“We are delighted to have EPA certification and fuel economy ratings that verify the Karma’s remarkable green credentials.” said Henrik Fisker, CEO and co-founder of Fisker Automotive. “As with all electric vehicles, range varies greatly on the conditions of the road and how you drive the car. We firmly believe that most owners will get up to 50 miles of driving range on a single charge and will use our electric-only mode most of the time they drive the car, thereby running on zero emissions. Overall, we are very pleased with the results of EPA’s tests. The Karma is a groundbreaking product with a unique powertrain.”