So please!! Let’s talk a Karma G6 plugin hybrid electric sportscar NOW!
Now while the history of this car is one thing, the technology is another. I always loved the A123 Systems story. The Fisker issue is one I frankly saw coming a mile away. Wish he would have called. Still today since I am scared it’ll be round two for him.
Yet, once it got bought up with A123 Systems tech I said let’s test drive this PHEV. So this plug-in hybrid had a rough start. Fisker Automotive plunged into bankruptcy. and Chinese auto parts company the Wanxiang Group, and the company itself was relaunched as Karma. The original Fisker four-door was again plus the looks this thing got OMG. Also as a Karma G6 and if you use the battery first please. For then go to the hybrid system. Moreover and then charge you will get easily in eco esque mode about 63 Miles all electric. For yes it was possible.
For the Fisker Karma G6 is a Dream come true folks.
A123 Systems being bought up back when:
A123 Systems LLC will leverage its industry-leading research and development capability to bring innovations at the chemistry, cell and system level to market while also ramping up manufacturing at its facilities in Michigan and Massachusetts to meet demand from customers in three core business areas. For that’s transportation, electric grid and lead-acid replacement.
In addition, A123 will continue operating its existing manufacturing facilities in China.
Yet back in 2012 I reported :
A123 Systems (Nasdaq:AONE), a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate(R) lithium iron phosphate batteries and systems, today introduced Nanophosphate EXT(TM). It’s a new lithium ion battery technology capable of operating at extreme temperatures without requiring thermal management.
Because Nanophosphate EXT is designed to significantly reduce or eliminate the need for heating or cooling systems. All for which is expected to create sizable new opportunities. That’s within the transportation and telecommunications markets, among others.
I mean even back when A123 Systems powered the BMW Active hybrid cars before the plugins! In addition they powered the Chevy Spark EV and others.
However and agreed with EVPulse.com,
So it’s a seriously comfortable car but definitely Porsche smaller seats in the back.
Although the seats are supportive and hold you in place nicely, the cushions and seat backs are firm and you can’t tilt the front portion of the former up or down.
Real Specs Folks
As GreenCarReports adds:
As the Detroit Bureau says:
“The overall design of the GS-6L is that of a classic grand tourer, rather than a sports car. Henrik Fisker, the original designer of the Karma — and founder of the ill-fated Fisker Automotive — has a long track record of designing timeless and exotic vehicles, including the Aston Martin DB-9. What he came up with here draws from classic sports sedan design but adds the requisite aerodynamic details critical for a car running on battery power, such as the fully flush door handles.“
So as you can see the hood has Corvette style aerodynamics with also some Aston Martin feel. Like the old Lexus CT200h.
Yet it has a MUCH sportier feel inside. Especially on the floor and also with the 21-inch hot sick ass looking silver wheels. Let’s not forget the slate-colored disc brake calipers either folks!
THE EMOTIONAL CONNECTION
It was even more thick doors and body than the i8 YET the i8 used carbon fiber. However so did the G6… hmmmm
I drove this car into Long Island and all throughout Westchester County and New York City for a photoshoot for BLINK Charging in New York. For I can’t say much negative press on this car. There are a few suggestions. Not many.
1. Make it have hydraulics to lift the car. Every time it left my driveway I could hear the scrape at low speeds.
2. At lights at night near the charge port and by the handle.
3. Definitely work on the speakers. They need some work on each seat having it’s own controls to the general acoustics were I would say BMW esque to start. But the basic plan. Needs an upgrade.
Simple little things. But look I averaged 60 miles per charge plus.
Kind of Like the i8 but Different
What I Like About Their Battery Technology
Unlike lead acid or other advanced battery technologies, Nanophosphate EXT is designed to maintain long cycle life at extreme high temperatures and deliver high power at extreme low temperatures.
I did some instagram video on the car and really love this car. No kidding. Has to be up there with Tesla, Porsche and BMW. No questions asked! I might even consider one if they work on the hydraulics. Needs some work. Yet as a sportscar sedan to get around town. THE KARMA G6 IS A STEAL FOR THE PRICE!! A STEAL!!