Skip to main content

Fisker

  • 0
    Read This: Why some people still buy Fisker Karmas
    1383256740

    Some people get socks, ties or cakes for their birthdays. Others get Fisker Karmas. They're a little different from the rest of us. Green Car Reports managed to track down two Georgia residents who recently threw a bit of caution to the wind and bought two new Fiskers despite the fact that the ...

  • 0
    Report: DOE auctioning off Fisker's $168-million loan
    1379602800

    If you've ever wanted to buy Fisker Automotive – not just a Karma, but the whole company – the opportunity is coming. The federal government is looking for a buyer for the automaker's $168 million Department of Energy debt note. That number comes from the original loan commitment of ...

  • 0
    Report: Germans investors Fritz Nols AG officially submits Fisker bid to DOE
    1379091180

    Fisker Automotive may have an investor that could pull the struggling extended range Karma-maker off life support. Two German investors have made an offer that's been signed and "on the table," according to a Facebook post by Ingo Voigt, one of the two investors. "I am proud to tell you that we ...

  • 0
    Rumormill: Fisker CEO Tony Posawatz steps down, Bernhard Koehler steps in
    1377531600

    The position of CEO of Fisker has once changed hands. In early 2012, company co-founder Henrik Fisker stepped down and Tom LaSorda took the position. LaSorda gave it up in August of that year to former Chevy Volt honcho Tony Posawatz. It's now twelve months later, and Posawatz is reportedly ...

  • 0
    Read This: Vehicle Production Group's bad DOE loan put up for auction
    1376942520

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) is trying out a new solution to loans that have flopped – auctioning them off. A $50-million loan previously award to Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG) through the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program (ATVMP) has gone unpaid. VPG, a ...

  • 0
    Report: Fisker Karma plays big money status symbol in 'Paranoia' movie
    1375286340

    Actor Liam Hemsworth has been in the news lately for his rocky relationship with Miley Cyrus. Now, it looks like his character in an upcoming thriller – also starring Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman – isn't having much better luck with his choice of cars. Paranoia, which comes out ...

  • 0
    Report: US House votes to keep $25b DOE loan program alive
    1373997420

    In the "it may be broke, but we ain't fixing it" department, the US government has decided not to shutter the $25 billion Department of Energy loan program geared to accelerate advanced-powertrain technology development, the Detroit News reports. Given the opportunity to cut a mere $6 million in ...

  • 0
    Report: China's BAIC looking over Fisker assets for possible purchase
    1373990220

    It looks like Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Corp. (BAIC), which was recently reported to be taking a look at unnamed European automakers for a potential acquisition, has come to this side of the Pond. The latest news is that BAIC is targeting extended-range plug-in vehicle maker Fisker ...

  • 0
    Report: Fisker bankruptcy likely, says once-positive Delaware Governor
    1372809000

    Delaware Governor Jack Markell gave business leaders a decidedly negative take on two possible futures for Fisker Automotive: bankruptcy or a negotiated settlement to pay off the $170 million it owes in federal loans at a reduced rate. Neither sounds very good for the governor of the state that ...

  • 0
    Read This: Internal documents show Fisker lost $35,000 on each Karma
    1371480240

    Anyone looking for a chilling plug-in vehicle warning tale should check out this detailed Reuters article, which digs into the financial history of Fisker Automotive and reveals that the company lost around $35,000 per vehicle. That number comes from "internal financial statements and interviews ...

  • 0
    Report: Did Fisker put too much blame on A123 Systems for overall failure?
    1370780940

    Bad business partner or scapegoat? When it comes to battery maker A123 Systems and its role in Fisker Automotive's troubles, one conveniently anonymous source says its the former, alleging that the extended-range plug-in vehicle maker had plenty of problems of its own, Fox Business ...

  • 0
    Video: What $20 million means to both Tesla and Fisker
    1369350840

    When is $20 million not equal to $20 million? When, for some, it's an interest payment and, for others, it's all someone else thinks they're worth. Here's how that one number means two totally different things to two different green car companies. Speaking to Bloomberg Television about the early ...

  • 0
    Report: Bob Lutz and VL Automotive, Wanxiang trying to buy Fisker
    1369171620

    Chinese company Wanxiang was in the news earlier this year, as it moved to acquire bankrupt automotive battery company A123. Turns out, while that was taking place in the public eye, Wanxiang was also working with VL Automotive – of Bob Lutz and Destino fame – to try and buy out ...

  • 0
    Official: Mysterious Hybrid Support Solutions arises to support Fisker Karma, charges $4k for membership
    1369051200

    It's hard to get sympathy when you have the funds to lay out north of $100,000 for a car, but for those Fisker Karma owners feeling blue, Hybrid Support Solutions (HSS) is there for you. For $3,995, of course. Karma owners can pay $3,995 for a subscription that gives them a chance to get service ...

  • 0
    After outage, Fisker Automotive website hints at positive future
    1367877660

    The official, revamped website for Fisker Automotive appears to be more of an homage to the company's focus on style rather than an accurate snapshot of the struggling automaker's actual troubles. When you click on the homepage, you'll see red, white and blue images of its elegantly designed ...

  • 0
    Read This: Bob Lutz: GM deserved federal money, but Fisker, well, who knows?
    1367267400

    Two days after a Congressional hearing about a US Department of Energy loan to Fisker Automotive, Bob Lutz wrote a column pondering what should be done to stop the financial hemorrhaging at the company that builds – well, used to build – the Karma extended-range sports car. When Lutz ...

  • 0
    Official: Fisker goes to Congress: DOE attacked amid hints loan could still be paid back
    1366846680

    With a title like "Green Energy Oversight: Examining the Department of Energy's Bad Bet on Fisker Automotive" it was no surprise that the slant of today's Congressional hearing by the House Oversight subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs was overwhelmingly ...

  • 0
    Report: Fisker execs will be questioned today over DOE loan, repayments
    1366807500

    As we get ready for a Congressional hearing later today, news of money that Fisker Automotive owes to the US government is on the mind of regulators and the public. Therefore, the US Department of Energy has announced that it did recently collect $21 million from the struggling automaker. The DOE ...

  • 0
    Rumormill: Proposed interior colors for 2014 Fisker Karma included 'Coronado,' 'Palisades'
    1366718040

    Among the things we're going to miss out on if/when Fisker Automotive goes bust is the legitimate description of "Coronado" as a color. That apparently orange-ish hue is one of four interior colors Fisker was planning on for its 2014 model-year Karma extended-range vehicle, according to Fisker ...

  • 0
    Study: Each Karma 'cost' Fisker $660,000 to produce
    1366403220

    Looks like the $100,000 or so Leo and Bieber plunked down for their Fisker Karma extended-range plug-in vehicles may have been a bargain. The California-based automaker, which appears to be headed for bankruptcy, spent an estimated $660,000 for every one of fewer than 2,500 vehicles it made ...

Loading

Loading
Autoblog iPhone App