Electric dream machine
modes. The base model will be rear-wheel drive but there will be a4wdoption.
The turbo petrol engine, which acts as a generator for the lithium-ion batteries, is not mechanically connected to the wheels so does not drive the car.
One source close to Fisker says the Atlantic can cover 80km in electric ‘‘stealth’’ mode and a further 400km with the petrol engine engaged, while bettering the fuel economy of the Toyota Prius, 3.9L/100km. The Atlantic is expected to go on sale in about two years, costing from about $60,000 for the rear-drive version and more than $65,000 for the 4WD.