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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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In addition to hopefully re-launching the Karma series hybrid, Fisker Automotive’s new owners aim to introduce a second plug-in model within the next three years. However, both Lu Guanqiu, chairman and founder of Wanxiang Group Co., which bought Fisker during a bankruptcy auction earlier this year, and Pin Ni, president of the company’s U.S. unit, […]

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Some people watching Fisker Automotive have predicted the company will not survive, especially since it was revealed it has stopped Karma production and its battery supplier filed for bankruptcy in October, but assembly is reportedly due to resume. Last week, company co-founder Henrik Fisker told reporters production will begin again “fairly soon.” He gave no […]

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In follow-up to the latest of several PR embarrassments narrowly and arguably sidestepped, Fisker Automotive says its extended-range electric Karma being tested recently by Consumer Reports went into shut down mode to protect itself. The widely read consumer magazine had purchased the luxury sedan for $107,850, then it repeatedly died during speed calibration testing, but […]

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