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