"So what's it like on the road?
"In our full review of the then-new 2012 Fisker Karma, we wrote that it was 'a curious and unique beast, a stylish, luxurious, and pricey sedan with 32 miles of electric range, low gasoline efficiency, and a tiny interior and trunk.'
"None of that has changed, but the 2018 Karma we drove thankfully suffered from none of the electronic glitches that our two test drives of the 2012 Fisker revealed.
"Karma has put considerably more sound insulation between the occupants and the engine in its redo, and it worked: what we recalled as a thrashy and raucous engine under full power now produces a more refined loud whirr from up beyond the firewall.
"The car still corners flat and solid, with good steering feel through old-school electrohydraulic steering.
"But with minimal suspension travel on gigantic 22-inch wheels and tires, it thumps over bumps, ridges, and potholes pretty much as the old one did.
"As in the 2012 iteration, we noticed some "cogging" (juddering) at very low speeds like those you'd use in crowded parking lots. It vanished before the car reached 10 mph, but considerably less expensive electric cars have by now solved the problem entirely.
"While there are three levels of regenerative braking, they only somewhat slow the car down even at higher speeds. At low speeds, their effect is only barely evident, even in the most aggressive setting. Again, a cheaper car like the Chevrolet Bolt EV has this function entirely sorted out."
-- John Voelcker, Green Car Reports