2012 Fisker Karma rear 3/4 view

Even though Fisker Automotive has already handed over the keys to the first production Karma, the extended-range electric vehicle is, from a legal standpoint, not 100 percent ready to hit U.S. streets.

Roger Ormisher, Fisker's director of global communications, told Green Car Reports that:
We are still awaiting final sign off from California Air Resources Board and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on certification, which is due in the next couple of weeks. So, although keys have been handed over, the cars are not officially registered yet and will most likely show up in August registrations.
Without EPA certification, the Fisker Karma cannot be registered in the U.S. What this means is that, for now, Karma owners like Ray Lane can't legally test the vehicle's extended-range capability out on public roads.


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[Source: Green Car Reports]