Last September, when the US Department of Energy announced Fisker would be getting a half billion dollars in stimulus loans to bring their vision of a plug-in future to reality, both DOE and Fisker said that the company’s first electric car — the plug-in hybrid Karma supercar — would be hitting showrooms this summer.

But even with a huge influx of money (they’ve got almost a billion dollars in capitalization right now), it seems that Fisker won’t be meeting that intended goal and has now shifted their onsale date for the Karma to sometime in the “first three months” of 2011. Is this a bad omen for the future, or simply a hiccup along the way?