"On Tuesday, April 27, the world’s first premium plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Fisker Karma will begin a two-month marketing tour that will stop in three Canadian provinces and 26 US states targeting 42 cities. The Karma has a total range of 300 miles, 50 of which are electric-only and powered by a lithium-ion battery that can be fully recharged in as little as eight hours. The battery was designed by A123 Systems (NAS:AAONE)."
"Fisker Karma is an ultimate EV marketing machine - it is just beautiful. We have seen it, touched and sit inside. This is the Electric Car. Aluminium body and bold design lines from Fisker makes you feel safe and with limitless power on the road - it is a status symbol, but with a Green twist. This car will not bring us reaches in Lithium market, but it will bring people close to EV mass market. Range Extender technology cuts Range Anxiety and celebrity look will make heads turn on the roads, Nissan Leafs and GM Volts will take the lead on the mass market side of things, but this one is for ultimate pleasure of being Green."
ABOUT THE SHOW
There is an amazing race going on right now around the world to find the fuel of the future. More than three decades after the oil shocks shook America, the United States and the rest of the industrialized world is still addicted to oil. Now, for the first time in a generation, plans to break the black gold stranglehold are closer than ever to becoming a reality. "Beyond the Barrel: The Race to Fuel the Future," anchored by CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla, showcases the bottled promises ready to be unleashed from the Middle East, South America, Asia and here at home. You’ll be introduced to more than a dozen potential game changing innovations to power our planet and find out why we’re still years away from putting many ideas into practice. CNBC looks at ways to create new energy sources including a northern California company working to turn toxic emissions into building blocks for tomorrow. Plus, Carl Quintanilla goes one-on-one with the OPEC ministers who say there's no way the world will replace oil anytime soon why some believe we'll be addicted to oil forever.
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