Nice to hear good karma news... Loving my fisker....
Great summary and input. I am in Toronto area and took delivery in May of 2012 also and am at 14,000 klm. Had Travis replace a relay and now will seal my ICU and restore my "tilt" function on my steering wheel. Would like to know your vin number and how you managed you tires? Keep up your observations for us. Thanks!Fisker Karma EcoSport at 20,000 miles.
I crossed 20,000 miles and thought it a good occasion to share my stats. I would love to see anyone else that has tracked lifetime millage. And, want to thank the forum for giving me great stuff to read about to make the experience of owning the car a better one. You’ve virtually invited me into your garage, shared your woes and triumphs, and helped share the news and rumors about what is coming next. A big thank you to this group.
Here’s my story. I took delivery of the car in May 2012, on Earth day.
I have only one mechanical issue – battery relays #5 went bad at 11,000 miles, and I had to drive it as an ICE for about 500 miles. Travis flew up, dropped the battery and replaced them. Other than that, no real issues beyond the usual software stuff prior to 5.10 software.
Gas Mileage & Electric Range (100 MPG Possible? Myth or Reality?):
I have tracked all my gas receipts and miles. My lifetime millage is 112 miles.
• My total fuel cost (using super premium) is $716.63 to go the 20,000 miles.
• My per tank millage has ranged from 21.5 (when my battery relay was bad, and had to drive entirely on ICE) to over 1100mpg (and counting).
Interesting, you know how the MPG gets stuck at 409, it seems to still be calculating in the background and when it hits 1000 miles, it turns over to 0 – and then counts up. Currently it says 109, and I believe I am at 1109 miles per gallon right now.
It shows 109 with 3450 miles since my last fill up, and a little over a third of the tank used). I am trying not to use ICE so I can see what happens when it gets to 1409 – does it stop at 409 again, or keep counting? I’ve got about 1100 miles to go, and will share what I find.
• I’ve trended and tracked the effect of speed on gas mileage and range:
• I’ve trended and calculated the effect of temperature on range. Seeing how much less range we get when it is cold was really interesting, and explained for me why HockeyDad was getting such lousy range driving in cold, snowy Canada in the Winter. I did a series of measurements to fit a regression curve. I learned that at freezing, I get about 27miles of range, where as at 50 degrees F, I get 30miles of range. I collected data across about 20 degree range, and I wanted to get more range of temperature, because it seems like I get around 40 miles of range when the temperature is in the mid 70s, and I suspect the range goes down a little as it gets really hot.
If I had one wish:
Really wish sports mode would unleash 0 to 60 speed in the low 4s. I miss the acceleration power of my ICE sports cars.
Thanks again for keeping the buzz going, and good Karma wishes to everyone.
This brought a tear to my eye...... I took delivery of the car in May 2012, on Earth day.
Hey katie,This brought a tear to my eye...
I'm over 18,000 miles, late model VIN in the 2600's with only problem of road rash, but a badge I've learned to gloat about
I'm excited to see what the Fisker resurrection brings!
I can virtually guarantee you do not need new tires. Do yourself a favor and do some searches on these forums for "tire wear" and you'll find this is a very well discussed subject.Just got my (Vin 1660) Karma 3 weeks ago with 9,200 miles on it. Front Tires are almost bald and need to be replaced
Dipping or wrapping? Or maybe velvet-ize?...another way to deal with it
I'm also in Florida and just changed tires at 12K miles, so it's conceivable that yours could be worn out at 9200. At $140/170 it's not a major investment to change them anyway (if you want goodyears, they won't be around forever).Just got my (Vin 1660) Karma 3 weeks ago with 9,200 miles on it. Front Tires are almost bald and need to be replaced. Best prices I've found for the Goodyear Eagles are $140 for the fronts, and $170 for the rears. This was through Tire Kingdom here in Florida.