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Electric carmaker Fisker Automotive will build about 100 Karma plug-in hybrid cars this year through Valmet, with production ramping up next year, a major investor in the firm said this week.

“These will be tested internally, crash tested and used for other testing purposes,” said Ray Lane, managing partner at storied US venture capital fund Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, speaking to Reuters.

“Some of them will be given to customers for testing purposes as well, out in the real road.”

Lane, an early stage investor in Fisker, said it planned to build 70-100 vehicles this year though Finland-based contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive .

“They will start testing this year and will go into mass production in February,” he said, adding about 15,000 vehicles will be built annually.

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