Fisker set to unveil premium plug-in hybrid

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With a little help from hybrid and green tech specialist Quantum Technologies, Fisker is set to enter the premium green marketplace. Would that be… jade? All kidding aside, the press release also mentions that we will also be seeing the birth of a new company, Fisker Automotive, which is a joint effort between Fisker Coachbuild and Quantum Technologies. The first fruit of this project is set to debut in Detroit next January. Fisker is hoping to offer a sub-$100,000 plug-in hybrid that will feature styling by Henrik Fisker himself. And that should make mouths water. Fisker is the man responsible for the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and V8 Vantage, as well as the Fisker Latigo CS and Tramonto. While those super premium coachbuilt cars are extremely limited production vehicles, Fisker Automotive hopes to move as many as 15,000 of these new hybrids annually.

The new plug-in’s hybrid technology will be known as Quantum Drive, and it was developed by Quantum Technologies “exclusively” for Fisker Automotive. The release says that the Quantum Drive chassis will allow Fisker to design “innovative luxury cars with uncompromised proportions.” They are referring to the new vehicles as ECO-CHIC, which is kind of catchy. What the release doesn’t make clear is whether this new vehicle will be a sports car, GT, sedan, or pickup truck. While we doubt that last one, we really don’t know what shape the final product will take until we can get some pics, sketches or clarification from Fisker. There is a rather slinky looking sports car on the company’s website (seen above), but we’re not sure if that’s the vehicle in question or not. Maybe we’ll have to wait until January like the rest of you.

Full press release after the jump.

[Source: Fisker]

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