Fisker Karma Surpasses 2025 CAFE Standards

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.”

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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