First Fisker Karma fetches $220k at UK charity auction
A lucky bidder in the UK has paid a sum of $220,680 for the 1st edition of the Fisker Karma dual fuel sedan. Accompanying a plaque signed by the CEO of UK based Fisker Mortors, the money raised through the auction conducted at the 2011 Pratham UK event will go towards the charitable cause of rehabilitating and educating street children in the Indian port city of Mumbai.
The added advantage of the Fisker Karma sedan is its rather futuristic eco-friendly design which makes it compliant to the best of world standards in terms of carbon emissions. Featuring a dual drive mode (Stealth and Sport), this sedan gives the driver of the car the chance to switch modes as per convenience of traffic, while enjoying the high-tech luxury of the car. The Stealth mode, one can go from 0-100 km/ph speed in just 7.9 seconds with a top speed of 153 km/ph. On the sport mode, the gasoline powered engine takes a faster pick up with 0-100 km/ph in just 5.9 seconds, and could go up to a top speed of 201 km/ph. The switching of the modes ensures that the carbon emissions are generally kept within control, without compromising on the drive quality of the luxury sedan.
As we mentioned before, the money raised went towards a charitable cause of educating street children, by the UNICEF based organization called Pratham UK. So far, they have educated 36 million street children and these funds will go towards forwarding the cause even more.
Also, we would request you to go through our coverage of the Bentley memorabilia Auction for the Prince’s Trust charity, and Audi R8 charity for the Elton John Foundation, both of which cater to noble causes.