This is a head turner and an attention getter! Every time I drive the car people take pictures, they point, they do head turns, it gets their attention. I actually wonder how many times my car has been posted on social media. People just point and smile, it brings happiness to the road, LOL.
I know it was serviced at Pat's Garage in San Francisco before I bought it and Classic Cadillac of Roswell is the service center locally. Any Karma Automotive dealer services the car globally. There are many independent mechanics that were trained on the car and still work on them today as well. I have had the car updated to 535 the latest code for 2 years. I love the car and part of me does not want to sell it...it is such a beautiful car.
Fun Facts about the 2012 Fisker Karma, roughly 2699 where made and all are 2012 models:
488 Eclipse Black
464 Silver Wind
451 Shadow Gray
383 Deep Ocean
332 White Sand
100 Silver Mirage (the first 100 made)
75 Laguna Blue (Most Rare color of all) out of the 75 Laguna's 31 were lost in Hurricane Sandy leaving only 44 in the world!
My interior is a mix of suede and vegan leather. It's really cool...look at the interior pics you'll notice part of every seat has suede and leather. The center console is suede and the dash is leather with suede accents. The wood is reclaimed from fallen trees too. Eco-friendly car for sure.
I live in Marietta, just NW of Atlanta. This has been the best car I have owned. It's just the most gorgeous thing on the road. It had ~32K miles on it when I got it in spring 2016 and now it has ~55k miles on. I bought the car in San Jose and had it shipped here. I would say easily 80% of those miles are all EV miles on the battery. That's roughly ~11K miles on the gas engine, the engine is nothing more than a generator for the electric motors in the rear.
I have a level 2 charger and I also charge around town, some stations are free others are .85 to $1 an hour. You can use ChargePoint, Blink, PlugShare, or a handful of other Apps to find EV charging stations or just use gas. It has a few marks on the front fascia, but you won't find another one like this. Everybody loves talking about it. I actually went to test drive a Model X and all the Tesla people wanted to do was look at and talk about was my Fisker and the Solar Panel roof!
I've customized some of the stock features. I replaced all the interior lights with Blue LEDs...real cool feature when you get in at night. I just powder coated the wheels Graphite. The wheels are 22" the largest stock wheels on a production car. I just had the tires replaced with A/S.
Remember roughly 2,699 were made. Take the last four of the VIN and that tells you what order yours was built. Mine is 2655, one of the later models produced and these had the kinks worked out and are considered the reliable ones.
What is a Fisker Karma?
It was made in 2012 only, by Henrik Fisker, Fisker Inc. The company was based in Southern California and the cars were produced in Finland. It is a Plug-in Hybrid with 50 EV miles and 250 miles on a full tank of gas. It was to compete against Tesla, but A123 battery went bankrupt.
Can you get them serviced today?
Yes, you can get it serviced here locally at Classic Cadillac of Roswell. There are also many other dealers authorized to service them in the US and around the globe. Any Karma Automotive dealer can service them. There is a dedicated user forum for the car with a lot of helpful people ready to answer all of your questions and give advice as well.
How long does it take to charge?
From 0 to 50 EV miles it will take just over 5 hours on 220-240V and a min of 18amps (most 220V is 30-48 Amps). With 110V, your standard household outlet takes 10-12 hours.
Is that solar panel roof?
Yes, and it is an extremely cool feature.
What is MPG Hwy/City?
The EPA has it at 55/54 MPG. I can tell you if you keep your trips under 50 miles I have had the computer read I was doing 409 MPG! I went 9 months without having to get a tank of gas. If you run it on gas you'll get about 20 MPG. I run on EV so I am usually in the 400+ range.
Is this related to the Karma Revero?
Yes, it's almost the same car except the Revero is $130K+ and this is not six figures. Fisker went bankrupt (it's now back), but it sold the Karma to Wanxiang Motors and they spun off Karma Automotive in LA. They have just released 2 new vehicles to their line up.
Why buy this Karma?
It’s the rarest color, it’s one of the latest models produced making it more reliable. I know this car and have detailed it and taken care of it. I had the Tanaka airbag replaced. I’ve had the car updated and can tell you about the other versions, meaning a dealer won’t know anything about the car, the history of Fisker, what to look out for, issues if you don’t know what you are doing, and did I mention it’s stunning to look at! Be aware of what Fisker you are buying because it matters. More miles means the car is reliable, maintained and updated. Other cars with lower miles you must do your homework. Please understand what you are buying and educate yourself. I am happy to give you advice.