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Fisker to bring 100mpg Plug-in Hybrid Sedan to Detroit

Posted in Auto Show, Car Tech, Concept Cars, Design, Emissions, Hybrid by will bee | November 1st, 2007 | 1 Response |


Fisker’s variant of the Plug-in Hybrid appears to be the most striking and elegant yet, but we will know for certain when it is unveiled at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit this January. Fisker, in their partnership with Quantum Technologies, have designed and are testing a very special car with some intriguing numbers. In All-Electric mode the Fisker Sedan will achieve 50 miles; which is what they have determined to be an average work commute. While in hybrid mode, which has an option between diesel or gasoline, the car has a range of about 600 miles. So do not worry if your daily commute is 75 miles because this car will just sip on a bit of fuel to carry you the rest of the way… so they say.

New technologies do not come cheap, though, and the Fisker will be no exception.The starting price for the Fisker Plug-in Hybrid Sedan is $80,000, and is sure to go up from there with options. With annual production plans projected to reach 15,000 cars a year do not expect to see very many of these Fiskers roaming your local city block or highway. Fisker plans to release the first batch of cars in the fourth quarter of 2009. Let us hope for their sake that they do not run into the same delays that the Tesla has run into.


IRVINE, Calif. Oct. 31, 2007: Quantum Technologies, a publicly traded company
(QTWW) and Fisker Coachbuild, LLC disclose continuing developments of the first
production vehicle to come from Fisker Automotive, Inc. – the green American
premium car company. The four-door plug-in hybrid premium sports sedan will
make its debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January with a starting price of $80,000.
Initial deliveries will commence in the 4th quarter of 2009 with annual production
projected to reach 15,000 cars.

Each Fisker Automotive vehicle will feature an all-new from the ground up platform.
Certification, testing and drive train development will be conducted by joint venture
partner Quantum Technologies. Quantum has a proven track record of delivering
technological advancements to clients such as Toyota, GM & NASA. This new
chassis truly allows designer and CEO of Fisker Automotive, Henrik Fisker, the
opportunity to create an amazingly proportioned four-door premium sports sedan.

“The sleek design accentuating the long hood is a direct result of our breakthrough
chassis which carries the battery pack at the center of the vehicle between the two
axels,” explains Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Automotive, Inc. “This positioning
provides optimal vehicle driving dynamics, maximum safety, proportionate design as
well as industry standard performance figures within this car class.”

Performance details for the first car are impressive achieving 50 miles (80
kilometers) on a pure electric charge. Additionally, by further utilizing a gasoline or
diesel engine offered by Fisker, one can extend the total range of their Fisker to more
than 620 miles (1000 kilometers). The first Fisker will also deliver an extraordinary
100 miles per gallon – performance figures that will ultimately help to reduce the
need for the importation of foreign oil.

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  1. Will Estell, Auto Editor says:

    One thing I am almost sure of is that of all the people in the automotive “know” who could possibly pull this off…Henrik Fisker would be at the top of my list.

    Outside of the Tesla concept electric, I have not seen a design that is as appealing and promising as Henrik’s hybrid. On top of this it’s a four door ride with relatively practicality.

    Many insiders in the automotive world had doubts of Fisker’s ability or, for that matter-sanity, when he decided to create the Latigo from the BMW 6 or the Tramanto from the Benz SL…but he knew what he was doing and proved those folks wrong.
    For the record I thought it was a GREAT idea and believed that both cars would sell very well.

    I think that this is Fisker’s entrance into the history books and with the Quantum Tech connection he will create a Great looking, dependable, affluent appealing sports sedan that looks better than most four door super cars available today and will also get 100mpg…YES I believe they can pull this off, and for all of that, $80k is a supreme bargain. Give me two!

    Will Estell is a freelance writer and automobile journalist residing in Oxford, AL. He can be contacted at will@pro-mediagroup.com or via phone at (256) 310-0653