Fisker confirms new sibling for Karma EV

Green car maker Fisker Automotive has confirmed that it is to launch a second model at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Following in the footsteps of rival Tesla, which is working feverishly to ready its new Model S sedan for a launch next year, Fisker will expand its lineup beyond its $95,000 sports model with the launch of stablemate for the Fisker Karma.

The Fisker Surf concept will be formally unveiled September 13 and is known to be an extended-range electric vehicle, powered by batteries but capable of using a small gasoline generator to top up the charge when necessary.

The initial picture released by Fisker shows a station wagon form with styling similar to that of the Karma, although Fisker says that the Surf will deliver a 'bold new twist'.

In a statement, it also added that the Surf will have real appeal for those with an active lifestyle.

Earlier this week, Fisker signed a deal with BMW to provide the powertrain for another model under development, a larger vehicle currently codenamed Project Nina.

The vehicle will be a mid-size premium sedan using a four-cylinder turbocharged engine supplied by BMW, and is set to be in showrooms around the world by 2013.

The Frankfurt Motor Show runs September 15-25 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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