In Germany, there is no such tax program, but we have trees and animals!
In Germany, the delivered range of the Karma is still less than 80% of the announced range.
If Fisker is able to save the environment and raise the range by just doing an software update, to me it seems contemptible, holding this software back.
Also "without compromises" ?
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If this modification gets me the green carpool lane sticker here in the SF bay area, I'll take it. The Chevy Volt made a change to get the sticker. The original volts didn't qualify.In SUV land, we don't have a CO2 tax (yet), so there is no financial incentive to get this upgrade here, but the extra range is always welcome.
That would be great, although the Volt had to be physically modified to satisfy the carpool sticker requirements.If this modification gets me the green carpool lane sticker here in the SF bay area, I'll take it. The Chevy Volt made a change to get the sticker. The original volts didn't qualify.
I disagree. Investing $800K to sell more cars in Fisker's second largest market (Netherlands) is not a waste.I believe, spending $ 800.000 only for this software-upgrade is a waste of money, because you only serve a few customers. I just asked my dealer in Germany, wheter he could get this knew software for me. And: i would like to have the regular and last software running stable, which is not the case.
Fisker is lacking money, investing in this piece of software is not a smart move. Fisker has bigger problems to solve: finding a supplier for the karma's and Atlantic batteries and gettin production started again. Show face with the Karma and the new Atlantic or you get forgotten.
I have had my car updated for the 47gr CO2. I do not notice any difference.140 Fisker Karma's have been sold in the Netherlands. The modification to 47 gr CO2 is definitely a huge tax advantage of around € 10.000 per year! Therefore, I am planning on modifying my Karma before importing it into the Netherlands. Only question I have is, does it cost performance or is it mainly the range increase that accommodates the reduction in CO2?