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Interesting stuff! (for die-hards that is :p )

I was a bit puzzled however by something Reuters wrote today, near the end of an article on Fisker and China:

''Earlier this month, Fisker dropped Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies (QTWW.O) as a supplier for power inverters on the Karma, a part priced at $9,300 each.

Fisker said the component, which changes power from a battery to drive large electrical equipment, was available from another supplier and that the change would not risk a delay to the Karma launch in March.''


Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AF5ZA20101117?pageNumber=2

If this is true, how much of the Karma still comes from Quantum: solar roof, software?
 

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Dutch said:

Fisker said the component, which changes power from a battery to drive large electrical equipment, was available from another supplier and that the change would not risk a delay to the Karma launch in March.''


Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AF5ZA20101117?pageNumber=2

If this is true, how much of the Karma still comes from Quantum: solar roof, software?
The drivetrain and software. The inverter is what takes "electricity coming out of generator" and transforms it to high voltage DC power suitable for battery-charging and electric-motor-running.

Inverters are generally pretty cheap, except when you get into the power range in the Karma. ;)
 
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