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 |  Sep 25 2012, 9:32 AM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently finalized its 2025 fuel economy target under Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and Fisker was proud to announce that its Karma model already surpasses that target.

On August 28, NHTSA and EPA finalized fuel economy and greenhouse standards for model years 2017 through 2025. For a vehicle of the Karma’s size, the 2025 target is 45.6 mpg. Assuming that the Karma drives half its miles on gasoline and half its miles on electricity, it has an equivalent fuel economy of 47.3 mpg, hence Fisker’s claim.

Of course most Karma owners – that can actually drive their vehicles – are reporting much more impressive fuel economy figures, some averaging over 100 mpg with 5,000 miles on the odometer.

“It’s a testament to the disruptive power of technology that a premium luxury sedan like the 2012 Fisker Karma beats its fuel economy target for 2025 – today,” said Fisker CEO Tony Posawatz. “We applaud NHTSA and the Environmental Protection Agency for their efforts to increase fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With the Karma, we have brought to market the technology that these regulations are designed to encourage, and we’re pointing the way for the rest of the industry.”