Sep 29

This story broke a few days ago, but here’s some video via Fox News:

The Wall Street Journal noted that not only is Al Gore a partner in the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers venture capital firm that is a top investor in Fisker, but Gore is also one of the first people in line to receive delivery of one of these $89,000 hybrid sports cars:

The Karma will target an exclusive audience — Gore was one of the first to sign up for one. Mr. Fisker says all new technology starts out being expensive. He pointed to flat-screen televisions that once started at $25,000 but are now affordable to the mass market.

The four-door Karma, powered by a lithium-ion battery, will be able to run solely on electric power for 50 miles, and will achieve an average fuel economy of 100 mpg over the span of a year, the company says. Production is scheduled to start in December, with about 15,000 vehicles a year expected to hit the U.S. market starting next June.

Many of the 1,500 people who have made deposits on the Karma are former BMW and Mercedes owners who want an environmentally friendly car without sacrificing luxury, Mr. Fisker said.

He said he pitched the Karma to Mr. Gore at an event hosted by KPCB last year, and that the former vice president almost immediately submitted a down payment for the car.

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2 Responses to “Video: Al Gore-backed Fisker Automotive gets $529M US government loan to bankroll production of $89,000 hybrid sports car”

  1. […] H/T: Gore Lied Video: Al Gore-backed Fisker Automotive gets $529M US government loan to bankroll production of $89,… […]

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  2. Diana says:

    Mr. Gore is a visioner

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