Plug-in hybrid with sex appeal

A prototype of the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid just made its driving debut in Monterey, Calif. Key facts about the car:

•Seats: 4

•Powertrain: Two electric motors that produce 403 horsepower, a 200-kilowatt battery pack and 2-liter direct-injection gasoline engine

•Range: 50 miles on electric power, 300 miles electricity and gasoline combined

•Performance: 0-60 mph in 6 seconds; 125 mph top speed

•Price: $87,900 to $106,000

•Orders: 1,400 refundable deposits of $5,000

•Delivery to begin: June 2010

Source: Fisker Automotive

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