Denmark’s Crown Prince HRH Frederik will today travel to the COP15 UN Climate Conference events in Copenhagen with a Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid car.

Fisker says he is the first individual outside the Fisker development team to drive the new Fisker Karma.

HRH Frederik will visit at 4 pm after which he will leave in the Fisker Karma at 5 pm.

The prototype saloon, developed by American automaker Fisker Automotive, can travel 80km (50mi) emission-free on a single charge of its Lithium-ion battery, and an additional 400km (250mi) on a range extending generator turned by an efficient four-cylinder gas engine.

Economy is 2.4L/100km, with emissions of 83g/km CO2 and the Karma can reach 100km/h (62mph) in about 6 seconds and exceed 200km/h (125mph).

Fisker Automotive from California is led by Danish auto designer Henrik Fisker, who also designed the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

The company was recently approved for a USD 528.7m conditional loan from the US Government and announced its intent to purchase an assembly plant from General Motors.