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Old 12-11-2011, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sitcker on the cars say it meets all crash requirements except for and then a bunch of codes, one being advanced air bag systems that it spells out.
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My understanding is that the Karma has passed all the test required by government regulators in the countries they plan to sell them for crash worthiness.

If by "rating" you are talking about the 1-5 Star crash ratings, NHTSA does those test for certain models only and not for every car. Here is the list of the 2012 models they plan to test, and Fisker is not among them, at least not this year. That's actually not a bad thing since I think the deposit holders would riot if one of the very few cars coming over was smashed up in a crash test rather than going to someone who has been waiting in line for 3-4 years.

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Looks like crash tests are still going on. These Karma's with crash test stickers on the side were spotted in The Netherlands, after having met their executioner (judging by the missing parts and what looks like some damaged parts, but I'm not sure).

I am sure they have done well or will do well. Most of the testing is done 'virtual' nowadays, so the real tests usually don't produce any surprises. Unless you're a Chevy Volt ofcourse, and are being left unattended for three weeks with the battery still connected.

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Looks like crash tests are still going on. These Karma's with crash test stickers on the side were spotted in The Netherlands, after having met their executioner (judging by the missing parts and what looks like some damaged parts, but I'm not sure).
If Google is translating the website correctly, this photo was posted back in September 2011, so it fits in with the testing timeline.

Fisker has probably already refurbished them and added them to the production volume. This may explain the misaligned panels on some of the cars.

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You're right, it's an old picture from September 20. I wasn't aware of that. Which is weird, as any picture of a Fisker Karma taken in my country usually ends up on my retina within 24 hrs.
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Any picture of a Fisker Karma taken in my country usually ends up on my retina within 24 hrs.
Don't feel left out. I have had a standing Google search for several months that flags any article or web posting that mentions the Fisker Karma in any language and it still manage to miss some stuff.

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Same for me: a standing Google News-alert. Works perfectly (well, most of the time)
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