Fisker Hybrid available for preorder

Fisker-Hybrid We’re still 70 days away from the unveiling at the Detroit Auto Show on January 13, 2008. but the Fisker Hybrid is now officially available for preorder. What’s the damage? Not so bad, really. You have your choice of two order types –

  • Premium Order: $100,000 price tag, $5000 down to mark your spot. Your vehicle will be one of the first 1,000 produced, and delivery is estimated to begin in Q4 2009.
  • Pre Order: Vehicle sold at MSRP ( estimated at this time to be $80,000 ), with $1,000 down to hold your spot. Vehicle delivery will begin in 2010.

That’s an an awfully long time to wait for this vehicle, at least to me. I’m sure that Fisker will be able to find plenty of more patient buyers. though. So, what’s the Fisker Plug-in Hybrid all about? It’s still pretty secretive at this point. So far, you can see that it’s a sedan, unlike the upcoming Tesla electric car – which means you can seat four – great news for folks with children. Fisker estimates that their car will drive 50 miles on electric power alone – or up to 620 miles on combined electric / gasoline. It’s not clear, but there may be a diesel engine optional if you prefer it over gas.

The press release also states a 100 MPG figure, but that’s likely creative math more than anything. If it manages an impressive 50 MPG with the gas engine, and goes 50 miles on electric power, it could theoretically go 100 miles on 1 gallon of gas. That is not, however, 100 MPG, since it’s not sustainable. I’m guessing that we won’t see reliable MPG numbers for plug-in hybrids until the EPA sets a standard.

In any case, if you’re willing to part with some of your hard-earned cash for a slick looking green vehicle, head over to Fisker Automotive.

Published on November 3, 2007 in Hybrids

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