Fisker Surf debuts at Frankfurt Auto Show

Fisker Automotive has unveiled it’s new plug-in–wait for it…extended-range electric station wagon at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Dubbed the Fisker Surf, the new car from the SoCal startup is ostensibly a wagon version of the Fisher Karma sedan.

While some eyebrows may raise as to the demand for a luxury sporty-looking extended range wagon, company founder and lead designer Henrik Fisker sees no issue with their design aim; stating that the goal was to create a practical eco-friendly sports car with monstrous power and unquestionable utility.

For the time being, details on the Surf are scarce, but the Surf reportedly shares the Karma’s drive-train: a pair of 150 kilowatt electric motors pumping out 201 horsepower with a 20 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. The range is said to sit at 50 miles; with mileage being supplemented beyond that with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine to help the power flowing once the battery runs down.

No firm release date or price has been given, but the Surf should be up sometime in 2013.

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