IRVINE, CA - American green-car maker Fisker Automotive will be launching a North American tour to introduce the Karma plug-in hybrid to local markets and support the company's new retail network. 

The Karma uses Q-DRIVE plug-in hybrid technology, developed exclusively for Fisker Automotive by Quantum Technologies. A fully-charged Karma burns no fuel for the first 50 miles. After that, the gasoline engine turns a generator to charge the lithium-ion battery.

Once the 50-mile electric range has been exceeded, the car operates as a normal hybrid vehicle. As a result, Karma drivers who charge their car overnight and commute less than 50 miles a day will be able to achieve an average fuel economy of 100 mpg (2.4L/100km) per year, the automaker said. 

The tour is scheduled to kick off Tuesday, April 27, from the company's Irvine, Calif., headquarters. The two-month program will stop in 42 cities in 26 states and three Canadian provinces.


Here is the schedule:

4/27 Irvine, CA -- Depart Fisker Automotive

4/28 Las Vegas, NV - Gaudin Automotive

5/1 San Antonio, TX - Barrett Holdings

5/3 Austin, TX - Roger Beasley Highline Group

5/4 Houston, TX - McDavid Auto Group

5/5 Fort Worth, TX - Frank Kent Motor Co.

5/6 Plano, TX - McDavid Auto Group

5/7 Tulsa, OK - Don Thornton Cadillac

5/10 Huntsville, AL - Century Automotive Group

5/11 Atlanta, GA - Classic Cadillac

5/13 Tampa Bay, FL - Elder Automotive Group

5/14 West Palm Beach, FL - Palm Beach Motor Cars

5/15 Miami, FL - Warren Henry Automobiles

5/17 Orlando, FL - Fields Auto Group

5/19 Winston Salem, NC - Flow Companies

5/20 Greenbelt, MD - Capitol Cadillac

5/21 Fairfax, VA - Ted Britt Auto Group

5/22 Wilmington, DE - Union Park Automotive

5/24 Langhorne, PA - H.A. Ott Motor Cars

5/25 Paramus, NJ - Bergen Jaguar

5/26 Great Neck, NY - Jaguar Great Neck

5/27 Greenwich, CT - Miller Motor Cars

5/28 Norwood, MA - Jake Kaplan's Ltd.


6/1 North Olmsted, OH - M2 Motors, Inc.

6/2 Grand Blanc, MI - Serra Automotive

6/3 Toronto, ON - Dilawri Group

6/7 Glencoe, IL - Fields Auto Group

6/8 Schaumburg, IL - Patrick Dealer Group

6/9 Neenah, WI - Bergstrom Corp.

6/10 Minneapolis, MN - Borton Automotive

6/12 Saint Louis, MO - Plaza Motor Group

6/15 Denver, CO - Rickenbaugh

6/18 Calgary, AB - Dilawri Group

6/21 Centerville, UT - Hadley Auto Company

6/24 Vancouver, BC - Fields Auto Group

6/25 Bellevue, WA - O'Brien Auto Group

6/26 Portland, OR - Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships

6/27 Marin, CA - Price Family Dealerships

6/28 Sacramento, CA - Price Family Dealerships

6/29 Silicon Valley, CA - Price Family Dealerships

6/30 Santa Monica, CA - Sullivan Luxury Cars

7/3 Irvine, CA, Orange - Shelly Automotive Group

7/5 San Diego, CA - Marvin K. Brown Auto Group