Tesla’s competitors continued to boast this week that they’d soon be neck-and-neck with the Musk bunch, while the 24 hours of LeMans, as always, caught our imagination.
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Reborn Fisker Karma Revero hybrid supercar is set to Begin Production This Month with ads already running in Florida and California!
New photos of the Fisker EMotion electric car have appeared on line. The company says the 400 mile electric car will be introduced August 17 with production scheduled to begin in 2018.
Henrik Fisker’s new battery company — Fisker Nanotech — says it has found a way to combine supercapacitors and batteries and produce them inexpensively.
Henrik Fisker is back. Not content for blowing through a billion and a half dollars of other people’s money building a hybrid car a few years ago. the Danish entrepreneur says he has formed a new company to build electric cars that will compete with Tesla. Seriously?
In march of 2013, Fisker Automotive filed documents to declare bankruptcy after the company burned through hundreds of millions of dollars in public and private equity to build its debut car, the Karma. It would take another year for Wanxiang Group to pick up where Henrik Fisker left off, and later this month we’ll get […]
In a move that will surprise no one, Fisker’s new owners the Wanxiang Group have decided to drop the old name in favor of a new one. According to Reuters, the Fisker Karma will be renamed the Elux Karma, though it will take more than a name change to fix everything that’s wrong with Fisker. […]
Henrik Fisker is hoping to make a triumphant return to the auto industry with the “ultimate” American muscle car, which is probably a 2015 Mustang.
The L.A. Auto Show is less than a month away, and Henrik Fisker is scheduled to return to the automotive world with Galpin Auto Sports at his side.
Though it was once one of the most sought-after cars in the world and commanded a six-figure MSRP, the want and value of the Fisker Karma plummeted.
Henrik Fisker may not have his own car company anymore, but the man is a highly talented and well-connected designer who just built himself a motorcycle.
VL Automotive is buying any Fisker they can find. VL started out buying Fisker Sunsets and replacing the innards with a Chevrolet Corvette V-8. Since Fisker stopped production in 2012, the number of Sunsets is limited and VL has been having trouble finding enough new or used Sunsets to transform.
The long, drawn-out death of Fisker has been carried out in slow motion the past few months as the automaker sought one last lifeline. So far though nobody has stepped up to save Fisker, and the vultures are circling. Germany’s Fritz Nol has put in a bid for Fisker, and government handlers are said to be considering an auction to try and recoup as much money as possible.
Why did Fisker Automotive fail? There are plenty of reasons, though newly revealed internal documents reveal the biggest reason of all. The only product Fisker sold, the Karma sedan, cost the company $35,000 more than they sold it for. Add to that lavish spending by executives and costly engineering mistakes, and you have a company that was doomed to fail from the beginning.
When Henrik Fisker walked away from the Fisker brand and his longtime partner, Bernie Koehler, over budget concerns and disagreements about the future direction of the company that bore his name, many thought Henrik had left the ugly business of righting Fisker to someone else. We might have underestimated him: Henrik is trying to buy his company back!
Fisker Automotive today announced that it was firing 75% of its workforce, leaving a skeleton crew of 53 senior managers and executives to save the it. And no, there were no severance packages.
Fisker is in trouble. Anybody who has been following the green automaker’s saga can tell you that things don’t look good for a company that isn’t making any cars, lost its CEO, and cannot secure even Chinese investors. But a Jalopnik writer made a very keen observation that the salvation of Fisker might be a lot simpler if they dropped the whole hybrid act.
In a surprise announcement that nobody expected, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced a joint partnership with plug-in hybrid car maker Fisker Automotive. The two green car companies are joining forces on a low-priced, hybrid sedan to compete with the Chevy Volt in a project codenamed “Tisker”
The vultures are circling the headquarters of Fisker Automotive, and the clock is ticking as the signs of an inevitable bankruptcy continue to pile up. Fisker has put its more than 200 employees on furlough earlier this week, and with Chinese investors backing out, management has reportedly hired lawyers to begin bankruptcy proceedings. This is the end, my friend.
The co-founder of Fisker Automotive recently resigned from his position in the board of directors, due to “several major disagreements” on “business strategy”, seeming to center on Chinese investors and the use of U.S. government funds. But despite leaving the company he built from nothing, Henrik Fisker still believes enough in the Karma to buy one for himself.