First Factory-Built Fisker Karma

Fisker Automotive says that it's developing a multi-speed gearbox that, according to Henrik Fisker, the man behind the Karma plug-in, could boost performance of extended-range electric vehicles to "Veyron levels." Um, yeah, and hell hath frozen over too.

Fisker reportedly told Autocar all that's needed is a multi-speed gearbox, mated to an electric motor, to significantly improve acceleration and performance of vehicles like the Karma. Fisker claims that electric vehicle acceleration is limited by the single-speed trans. However, Fisker believes to have found a solution, stating "With the torque at the wheels increased by the use of a gearbox, Veyron levels of performance should be possible." We await our turn behind the wheel to test this. Hat tip to Roy!


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[Source: Autocar]