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Fisker Automotive, the American automaker based in Anaheim, California, on Friday has announced that its extended-range hybrid electric Karma model will be available in Canada, initially in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.

The California-based electric-car manufacturer has partnered with the Dilawri Group, Canada’s largest automotive dealer group, and the Field Automotive Group.

“Both Dilawri and Fields have the premium-brand experience we want and that the customers expect,” Matt Malfitano, director of North American Market Operations at Fisker, said in a statement.

Toronto and Vancouver, besides representing two of the largest consumer markets in Canada, also represent the two most attractive cleantech markets in the country.

However, Fisker Automotive expects to sell “about 10,000″ of its Karma vehicles in 2012 down from a prior projection of between 10,000 and 12,000 announced in November, a view adjusted down from an original target of 15,000.

Fisker officially launched its plug-in hybrid Karma in October after numerous delays. The Karma is now shipping to dealerships across the US in limited numbers and Fisker has finally logged some actual sales of its plug-in hybrid sedan.