Reborn Fisker Karma Revero hybrid supercar is set to Begin Production This Month with ads already running in Florida and California!
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Karma Automotive will buy high voltage vehicle charging equipment and other electric drivetrain components from BMW. It plans to start selling car in 2016.
Bob Lutz says that his Fisker Karma based VL Destino could end up being the fastest sedan on the market, even the 707 horsepower Charger Hellcat.
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.
The Wanxiang Group now owns the rights to the Fisker Karma, which it plans to relaunch after fixing some 250 “bugs” found in the original design.
With support from Fisker’s new Chinese owners, Bob Lutz will reanimate the Karma’s electric corpse with 6.2 liters and 460 horsepower of Corvette engine.
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.
Fully realized and in person sheet metal, the VL-modified Fisker Sunset concept makes a fine-looking addition to the company’s Destino lineup. Whether that’s due to some special “magic touch” from VL Automotive or due to Henrik Fisker’s deft hand being behind the original might be debatable, but one thing is not debatable: something about the […]
Fisker’s had more shots at salvation than most of the sinners I party with- but, so far, neither the man the company was named after nor a cadre of Hong Kong investors have been able to do much save it. Weirdly, the guy who seems most likely to make a go out of what little […]
Just when it looked like the Fisker Automotive saga might be put to rest, a last-minute bid from China’s Wanxiang Automotive has thrown the whole thing into a little bit of legal chaos.
It’s been awhile since we heard from Fisker Automotive, and with good reason. While the green automakers has managed to (barely) stave off bankruptcy, execs have been scrambling to find a buyer for the builder of the Karma hybrid. Once again Fisker has looked to China for salvation, and has reportedly found a suitor in BAIC.
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!
There’s significant demand for the Bob Lutz-backed Fisker Karma V8 conversions, especially now that Fisker, the company, doesn’t look particularly suited to provide parts and/or technical support for their existing hybrid powertrains. So his interest in Fisker getting bailed out makes sense. That said, it’s specifically because of Lutz’ involvement that I hope the whole enterprise crashes and burns.
A story on Bloomberg.com recently ran showcasing the decline of style in conventional cars. While the style from 1950s and 1960s is long gone, the article does point out that the electric and hybrid car industry could bring that lost character back to consumers.
The 2012 Fisker Karma is a relatively heavy vehicle, weighing in at 5,300 pounds, and it achieves only 20 mpg when burning gas, however, it can operate without gasoline, during which time it becomes very efficient.
With a $100,000 price tag, the Fisker Karma is one of the more expensive options when it comes to buying a “green” car. But what if you could get a Fisker Karma for just $500? One lucky person will be granted that wish, and the odds will be in their favor.
2012 has not been a good year for Fisker, and the bad news just keeps coming. With the bankruptcy of its main battery supplier, A123 Systems, production of the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid has been halted. Not good.
The Fisker Karma has always come across to me as a supermodel- stunningly gorgeous, aloof, tolerates your lecherous stares, but won’t let you near her and certainly won’t take you for a ride. I’ve seen her at various EV events where other models were available for a quick romp, but not her. So imagine my […]
There has been a lot of discussion among politicians and pundits about the role of government and the “free” market. Conservatives think the government needs to not pick “winners and losers” and let the market decide. Liberals think it is the job of the government to foster new technologies. Both sides have points that can […]
The Department of Energy green loans program has come under a lot of fire, ever since solar panel-maker Solyndra filed for bankruptcy last year. Deficit hawks have targeted numerous green energy companies like Ener1 and Th!nk who were recipients of these low-interest government loans. The latest company to come under scrutiny is Fisker, whose $100,000 […]