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A Whole New Breed Of Hybrid: The High-Performance Fisker Karma

Quantum's Q-Drive technology will provide a base for all future derivatives from Fisker Automotive and moves Quantum one-step closer to its goal of becoming the premier, fully integrated alternative energy company.
by Staff Writers
Irvine CA (SPX) Apr 15, 2008
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide has announced that the Quantum-powered Fisker Karma, a high-performance hybrid sports sedan built through a partnership with Fisker Automotive, is featured in the April 2008 edition of the Robb Report Collection.

The article highlights the breakthrough "eco-chic" hybrid design from renowned Danish designer Henrik Fisker that runs on Quantum Technologies' "Q-Drive" -- a fully electric-powered system that offers zero-emissions, no compromise on power, and achieves 100 miles per gallon.

The innovative Q-Drive is a hybrid propulsion system configured with a small gasoline engine used solely to power an electric generator that charges a lithium-ion battery pack. The advanced propulsion system can take the Karma from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds, reaching speeds in excess of 125 mph.

Quantum's Q-Drive technology will provide a base for all future derivatives from Fisker Automotive and moves Quantum one-step closer to its goal of becoming the premier, fully integrated alternative energy company. In addition to supplying the Q-Drive, each Fisker Karma will incorporate Quantum-Asola's solar roof, produced through Quantum's partner, the German-based solar module manufacturer, Asola.

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