Plug-In Hybrid

Video: Fisker Karma Hopes to Revolutionize the Industry

Now that EVs and hybrids have almost become commonplace, it's only a matter of time until more highly advanced technology comes to the market. As such, company founder Henrik Fisker believes hi-tech is ready to meet the automobile. Powered by Fisker's own innovoative Q-Drive technology, this system is an innovative gasoline engine/electric motor combination. The engine is mated to a generator that provides an electrical connection to the motors and also recharges the lithium-ion batteries.

All told, the 201 hp motors produce 960 lb-ft of torque and has a top speed of 125 mph. It can hit 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. What's described as an "eco-friendly interior" that consists of salvaged lumber from anything from lake and forest bottoms to fires. Leather seating is optional.

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