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Ashton Kutcher goes green with Fisker Karma TV role

Ashton Kutcher is a spokesperson for digital cameras, among other products, and the former child actor married to Demi Moore is among the most popular celebrities on Twitter. Now he's also given Fisker Automotive its biggest dose of mainstream exposure.

The 2012 Fisker Karma was featured for the first time Sept. 26 in what is scheduled as a recurring role in the newly revamped television program Two And a Half Men.

In its supporting role, the Fisker Karma is driven by Kutcher's character, Walden Schmidt. Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen, who departed the show in controversy last year during his reign as the highest paid actor on television.

The Fisker Karma is a plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan from the Los Angeles automaker. Its two models have price tags of about $95,000 and $110,000. It's manufactured at Valmet Automotive in Finland.

After missing its initial late 2009 launch and re-scheduling several times, Fisker Karma deliveries began in the U.S. in late July 2011. Fisker claims it has received 3,000 pre-orders and that the plug-in hybrid is sold out until early 2012.

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