Just received an Email from Mr. Fisker that argues the case for gas mileage being dependent on driving habit and against the EPA's numbers. Buried deep in the message is the following statement:
"Additionally, the EPA reported that the Fisker Karma Sedan has a tailpipe CO2 rating of 188 g/mi."
This translates to 117.5 Grams/KM which in many European countries is below the 120 G/KM threshold that makes cars eligible for significant rebates and significantly discounted or even free annual taxes. Here
is the list of country by country breakdown if you are interested. If the European authorities get the same numbers as the EPA, this would make the Fisker very competitive in Europe with the kinds of cars it is usually compared with (Panamera, Quatroporte, Rapide, etc.) because they are not eligible for these benefits.
Let's hope this holds and the TUV does not come up with a higher number.