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The Chinese auto parts conglomerate with an eye on revitalizing failed Fisker Automotive continues to make strides. For starters, names and underpinnings have changed, along with production locations, and significantly improved quality is being promised for the luxury performance plug-in hybrid that could go on sale this year. According to the Wall Street Journal, the […]

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The new owner of sports car company Fisker is moving forward with plans for its plug-in hybrid car, but it will be leaving the Fisker name behind. When the new car is launched, it will carry the name Elux Karma, according to sources interviewed by Reuters. The sources also said the car will be later […]

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We posted a piece yesterday discussing Michigan-based battery maker A123 making some necessary steps after emerging from bankruptcy, and today have some news relating to A123, albeit more indirectly. Green Car Reports got hold of an email sent to people who had bought the initial batch of 2012 Fisker Karma models by a representative from […]

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Fisker’s Karma plug-in hybrid may have advanced-tech fans wondering about its future and raison d’être, but the “father of the Chevrolet Volt” Bob Lutz has found a way to re-purpose its svelte body. Today at the North American Auto Show in Detroit, the suggestively styled series hybrid was unveiled as a re-badged iteration called the […]

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Not long ago, Fisker Automotive took a public relations hit when a Karma battery failed during a Consumer Reports test, but its battery maker A123 Systems has now accepted responsibility and will replace all affected Karma packs at a cost of about $55 million. In a press release today, Fisker said it has been working […]

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There has been a lot said on the Internet about technical issues with the Fisker Karma, including a recall for a battery problem and software upgrades. The latest has to do with a Karma bought by Consumer Reports that broke down before the magazine could even start its regular testing procedure. The issue, as explained […]

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Fisker has faced some tough press since the EPA announced its official ratings for the Karma luxury sports sedan in October. The EPA numbers disappointed many green car purists for being far lower than those promised by the carmaker during development of the vehicle. Officially set at 32 miles, the Karma’s range was about one-third […]

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This week Fisker announced its effective approval by federal, California and European agencies needed for it to begin deliveries of its extended-range electric Karma to customers worldwide. On the federal level, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) signed off and likewise the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized certification of the Karma’s efficiency rating […]

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One of the most exciting new developments in the auto industry is the emergence of small start-ups with big visions for electric-drive cars. But the ability for these companies—like Tesla, Fisker, Coda, Think and Aptera—to fulfill their vast promise is dependent on their ability to deliver cars on a promised schedule. The Fisker Karma is […]

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Fisker Automotive, the carmaker linked to the Fisker Karma, is once again shifting names as it gets closer to releasing a new plug-in hybrid. When production of the original Fisker Karma wrapped in 2012, the sports car was under the direction of Henrik Fisker’s own Fisker Automotive. Chinese company Wanxiang Group Corp purchased the bankrupt […]

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