A new kind of classics

ER Classics Desktop 2022

A new kind of classics, classics of the future: cars with electric drive:

Okay, we are not talking about ownership tax yet - and why the tax is suddenly talking about motor vehicle tax again, but still:

The Fisker Karma (2011-2015) is becoming a classic. The beautiful sports car was an eco-chic trendsetter: A premium sports car with electric drive. Henrik Fisker, who also signed the Aston Martin DB9 and the BMW Z8, set off a beautiful dream.

And after a long trajectory of stumbling and getting up and stumbling and ... According to a generally reliable source, the curtain has now fallen for the dream of Henrik Fisker who thought that electric (or hybrid) driving should be more fun than in a Prius.

A quick dream too. With approximately 400 hp in electrical power and an 2 liter GM Ecotech auxiliary fuel engine of such an 200 hp. From 0-100 in 5,9 seconds. And with an average theoretical consumption of 1 on 47 or something. The pure radius of action on electricity was 60 km.

With a new price of around a ton and its prestige / status value, the Fisker did well in the automotive top field where Audi-BMW-Mercedes traditionally divided the cake.

In 2012, almost twice as many Karmas were sold as Mercedes - class cars ... In addition, there was a lot to understand from the technical point of view.

But it went wrong. Again it turned out that 1 brilliant designer + design are no guarantee of success.

The quality of the Karmas left something to be desired, they proved somewhat flammable, the battery supplier went bankrupt. Superstorm Sandy flooded a parking lot. Water and electricity do not go well together. That cost 300 Karma's life.

Successive Chinese owners made positive noises.

It has recently been announced that the production line in Uusikaupunki, Finland, is being dismantled.

That's why we now tip the Fisker Karma as a classic investment. You can already find them for amounts of 50-60 D euro. And that in a market that does not yet know for sure that it is over for Fisker.

For Henrik Fisker it can also be pretty over. He apparently forgot to record his name as a brand name.

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