Fisker Karma dies on Consumer Reports test

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Karma fisker breakdown

News from the US – Care of post on Engadget, that renowned testing journal purchased with $108,000 of their own cash a Karma to test, but it broke down on them within 200 miles and had to be collected on a flat bed. Oops.

The Karma, like the Volt is an Electric Vehicle supplemented by a petrol engine to top up the battery pack. It also looks stunning. It travels the initial 40 miles on electricity and then powers up the 260 hp GM supplied 4 cylinder turbo engine to act as a generator to charge the pack. Clever stuff indeed that must require some complex software and Battery Management Systems (BMS).

Karma fisker breakdown

 

The folk from CR have kindly posted some video of the car being collected from their testing facility.

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