2012 Fisker Karma

Even though Fisker Automotive handed over the keys to a couple of production Karmas, the extended-range electric vehicle is, technically, not actually ready to hit U.S. streets.

Sources at Fisker told Ward's Auto that deliveries of dealer-demonstration Karmas will commence as soon as the plug-in vehicle gets certified by the federal government. Without EPA certification, the Fisker Karma cannot be registered or driven on public roads here in the U.S.

Fisker says it's still waiting on emissions approval and that those demo Karmas should ship out by the end of September. But, according to Ward's Auto, some Fisker dealers do not expect to to receive Karmas that can be sold until the first week of November. Should this be interpreted as a delay?