Fisker Karma
Fisker Karma
You haven't seen one on the road yet, but Automotive News reports that 225 of the $102,000 plug-in Karmas have arrived at dealers, and another 1,200 are in the pipeline. The brainchild of former BMW designer Henrik Fisker, the extravagantly-styled Karma gets about 30 miles on a plug-in charge. Fisker has big plans. He's received a $529 million U.S. government loan guarantee and taken over an old GM plant in Wilmington, Del. where he is building 25 cars a day. He's hired two veteran Detroit Three executives, former Chrysler vice-chairman Tom La Sorda and Ford's Richard Beattie. But with a six-figure price tag, the Karma could be a tough sell in a rocky economy.


By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large @FortuneMagazine - Last updated January 04 2012: 9:37 AM ET
Join the Conversation
The most disliked cars of 2011

The competition was fierce in the race to be last. Surprise - the car at the bottom of the heap wasn't from Detroit.

Find Your Next Car

Get the latest car news:

Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.