The Fisker Atlantic Plug In Hybrid Concept
Fisker Automotive unveiled its new younger sibling to its Karma EV with their Atlantic Concept model at the 2012 New York Auto Show. As the latest model in the company’s expanding lineup of Electric Vehicle (EV) extended range cars, it’s meant to be more affordable and mass-marketable than the Karma. It still shares its front-end design and 22-inch wheels, but it’s lighter and smaller in size (about the size of an Audi A6) and is said to be priced around $50,000-$60,000 in order to compete with Tesla’s Model S. According to Fisker, the luxury four-door sporting sedan is aimed at young families who want to drive an impactful, high-end vehicle while making a positive statement about responsibilities.
While no drivetrain has been announced, it’s supposed to mirror the Karma in that it’s a hybrid that provides a limited electric-only range before a gas-powered generator fires up to keep the car going. Not much has really been released on the concept except that its backseat is said to be much roomier, with the rear seats folding forward, which is a rarity in hybrid and battery-powered sedans. The company’s co-founder and designer Henry Fisker did mention that the model is 90% into its development cycle.