Fisker Automotive has recently announced its plans to stop the Karma production after the company’s battery supplier has went bankrupt.
According to the car manufacturer, Fisker Automotive is going through some hard times after the company’s battery supplier, A123 Systems, has went bankrupt and this is affecting the automaker’s production, which had to be stopped for the moment. The Fisker CEO, Tony Posawatz, said that the Karma production has been halted because the company has no batteries for the moment and this won’t start anytime soon, because A123 Systems will auction off their assets next month.
As a reminder, the Fisker Karma is coming with a 20 kW lithium-ion battery which is powering the two electric motors in order to develop a total output of 402 horsepower and 1.300 Nm of torque (959 lb-ft). The sedan can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds before reaching a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). A 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine will act as a generator when the battery is depleted and the model can travel up to 83 km (52 miles) on electricity alone, having an overall range of 483 km (300 miles) and averaging 2.5L/100km (112 mpg UK) while emitting 51 grams of CO2 every kilometer.