So I saw my first Fisker Karma in person - and a question for the AZ guys
I'm a hobbyist cyclist and was doing a 50-mile ride a couple of days ago. I found myself in the nice part of town, Paradise Valley, AZ (Phoenix, AZ area) and saw my first Fisker Karma in person. Wow! What a sexy car. It is absolutely stunning - as it should be for $97,000.
I thought the only dealership was in Newport Beach, CA, so I was surprised to see one in AZ. Owning a LEAF and having just bought a Volt, I was very excited and caught up to the Karma at a light. I was outside his passenger window on my bike waving at the driver repeatedly to try to get his attention. I even knocked on his window very lightly. I just wanted to ask him a few questions about the car and congratulate him on owning such a beautiful ride. Well, he waved me off and started talking on his cellphone.
I guess I'm threatening in my spandex.
EV and PHEV drivers, don't be that guy! J/K - I don't blame him all that much. Maybe he was on an important call, but a car like that is certain to get some attention, even from those who don't realize what it is.
I do have a question for the AZ folks, though. The Karma had a AFV (alternative fuel vehicle) license plate. Why would that qualify for the AFV plate and not the Volt? Aren't the drivetrains similar - electric motor powering the wheels with range extending gas engine recharging the motor?
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