It's hard to know exactly since Fisker has never directly said. But we can make educated guesses. We know that Karma production stopped before last July, possibly last May. Last August, after the second Karma fire, Fisker issued a recall that affected "around 2400" Karmas. It's reasonable to assume that included all Karmas ever produced since we know fewer than 2000 have ever been in customer hands.Does anyone know how many Karmas have been built to date?
Unfortunately, it looks like they might not get paid for those.Well, if you include the number of Karmas that were 'sold' to Hurricane Sandy, it's way higher than 35!
They actually planned for 15K. Reports of sales targets being revised down to 10K were quickly corrected by Fisker to say they had no published sales targets.Almost 2,000 is a little disappointing considering they planned for 10k.
A good question, though I don't think the Model S makes a good comparison. The Model S is currently on a steep production ramp. So they're limited by supply as opposed to limited by demand as the Karma appears to be.I wonder at what sales level they can be sustainable. Also for comparison Tesla model S is said to have delivered 2500 cars last year (original target was 5k).
I too hope they can hold on, but it feels like the Atlantic is too far away to be much help. For the more near term I think they should launch a next model year Karma with an updated (Atlantic intended) drivetrain. They should also offer it as a paid upgrade for existing customers. A more reliable (out of the box), higher performance, higher efficiency drivetrain would go a long way to repairing the brand image.For the good of everyone I hope they can maintain the brand and put the Atlantic on market.
Doug again you're giving away your true bias as an electric- eco-purist. You're still pissed that Fisker did not meet their originally trumpeted mileage numbers. However the Karma still has better gas-only mileage than any vehicle of equivalent weight and luxury (most comparables are at 18 or 19mpg) and that should be enough to satisfy the non-purists.