If you're an eco-friendly car fanatic with an extra 90 thousand bones lying around, the Fisker Karma might be for you. If you've never heard of Fisker and you're afraid you won't be able to find one, never fear. The Ron Tonkin Automotive Group has agreed to carry the upcoming plug-in hybrid in both sedan and hardtop convertible variants.
What Ron Tonkin started in 1960 as a single Chevy dealership is now comprised of 15 dealerships in the Portland, Oregon area. In 2007, Tonkin sold 23,000 vehicles for $466 million and according to Automotive News, the Tonkin Group is ranked 81 among car dealerships in the U.S.
This is a coup de grâce for the upstart More...plug-in hybrid company with a lineup consisting of one model (two if you count the convertible version). The Karma will feature a Chevy Volt-style extended range drivetrain. If you only drive 50 miles per day, you won't use a drop of gas. Go any further and a General Motors' 2.0 liter turbocharged Ecotec engine will charge up the lithium ion batteries which power the car.
Did I mention that the Karma looks like a cross between a Maserati GranTurismo and Quattroporte?
All of this adds up to one sweet, efficient car coming to many dealerships near you (if you live in Oregon).
Source: The Huffington Post