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    Report: Fisker fails to draw Geely bid after all [UPDATE]

    Last week, Fisker Automotive lost its namesake and co-founder Henrik Fisker because of "several major disagreements" between the designer-turned-automaker and other executives. After that blow, could there be any more bad news out there? Maybe, if you consider the mooted takeover of the ...

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    Report: Word of China's Geely leading bids for Fisker draws criticism from senator

    Money isn't the only problem Fisker Automotive has with making more Karma plug-in hybrids (see: battery supply), but the California startup may soon have the cash to help resume production of its $100,000 plug-in luxury sedan. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has the edge in taking a majority stake ...

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    Exclusive: Fisker Revelations: new leader, good car, huge challenges

    I finally got to drive a Fisker Karma (great model name!), and found it better than expected. The occasion was the annual Motor Press Guild (MPG) "Track Days" at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA, where four Karmas were lined up to be driven by attending media. Not on the track of course, but on ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports says Fisker Karma has 'numerous shortcomings'

    It's not a surprise that Consumer Reports doesn't like the Fisker Karma. The tester vehicle that the magazine straight-up purchased died before it went 200 miles. Then CR really figured out what was wrong with the plug-in hybrid. So, is it really a surprise that CR's test results found the ...

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    Official: Fisker Q&A sheds light, lots of light, on Karma problems, lots of Karma problems

    Despite what some media outlets are saying, the long list of questions and answers about the Fisker Karma now floating around (and available below) is not a leaked document. Instead, it is part of Fisker's ongoing customer service operations, Roger Ormisher, Fisker's head PR director, told ...

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    Report: Fisker Flambé: Second Karma spontaneously combusts [w/video]

    By all accounts, the Fisker Karma is one hot car. For a couple of owners though, perhaps it's a bit too hot. Similar to a situation in May, when one of the luxury extended-range electric-drive vehicles apparently spontaneously combusted in a garage in Texas, a Karma has burst into flames in a ...

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    Followup: NHTSA launches inquiry into Fisker Karma garage fire

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a formal field inquiry into the garage fire that may or may not have been started by a Fisker Karma sedan, Bloomberg reports. The conflagration, which destroyed the Karma, the garage and a few nearby vehicles, took place on May 3rd ...

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    Followup: Fisker says expert's theory on garage blaze is incorrect

    "Our technologies and engine design have been fully tested and certified at the highest level. It is irresponsible and ill-informed for technology pundits to suggest otherwise in order to secure media attention for unfounded claims." So says Paul Boskovitch, director of powertrain at ...

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    Report: Engine packaging to blame for Fisker Karma garage fire?

    While the investigation of the Fisker Karma that toasted a Texas garage is not over, pundits have begun to weigh in. Automotive News has found a particularly credible one in Jon Bereisa, CEO of Auto Lectrification and the chief engineer of the General Motors EV1 and systems architect for the ...

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    Report: Fisker Karma to blame for garage fire in Texas?

    All the Justin Bieber in the world doesn't seem like enough for Fisker to catch a break. First it was a 2012 Fisker Karma spectacularly crapping out on Consumer Reports. Now a Texas fire investigator has said that a house fire originated with the plug-in hybrid, according to AutoWeek. The fire ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports finally posts Fisker review, finds litany of owners suffering from bad Karma

    You can buy a bunch of information for $107,000. Consumer Reports is learning all sorts of things about the Fisker Karma now that it has purchased one for testing, only to have it die with less than 200 miles on the odometer. After 48 hours in the dealer's repair shop – under warranty ...

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    Report: Ex-dealer alleges Fisker Karma pushed to market prematurely to meet DOE loan conditions *UPDATE

    Fisker has found itself struggling with a range of technical issues shortly after the launch of the company's Karma extended-range EV, from faulty battery packs to pesky software updates. According to one former employee, that's no surprise. According to GigaOM, the worker in question reportedly ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Fisker Karma [w/video]

    A Genuinely Good Idea That's Compromised By Design Fisker is a company driven by design. I can't tell you how often I heard that line from the company's namesake, its PR people and engineers during my brief trip to Los Angeles to drive the production version of the 2012 Fisker Karma. And it's ...

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    Report: Turns out, the Fisker Karma is a subcompact, says the EPA

    Look at the vehicle in the picture above. Does that look like a subcompact car to you? Well, if you peer at the Fisker Karma through the regulatory lens of the EPA, then it would. See, the EPA has a strange methodology that bases vehicle classes on interior size, and the Karma isn't exactly ...

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    Report: First Fisker Karma headed to Leonardo DiCaprio soon

    The first 2012 Fisker Karma will finally be delivered by the end of this month and, fittingly, film star Leonardo di Caprio will get the keys Karma numero uno, with Al Gore and Colin Powell taking delivery of their plug-in Fiskers soon thereafter, according to Autocar. Fisker tells Autocar that ...

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    You Don't Say! Fisker Karma delayed... again

    The Fisker Karma may have been driven for "a couple of laps" around the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix by Prince Albert of Monaco in late May, but that doesn't mean that it's going to hit dealerships in the U.S. soon. In fact, word is the promised delivery date of the Karma plug-in has been ...

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    Analysts question Fisker's ability to reach lofty production goals

    With the first batch of production Fisker Karmas finally rolling down the assembly line, it's time to take a look at the automaker's future. Fisker's plans for its former General Motors manufacturing plant in Wilmington, DE call for the production of over 100,000 vehicles per year starting in ...

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    Fisker Karma production finally gets underway

    Stop the presses! Fisker Automotive has confirmed Job One of its Karma plug-in hybrid. According to Ward's Auto, the lines at Valmet Automotive in Finland are a rollin' and production-spec Karmas are "coming down," says Roger Ormisher, a spokesman for the automaker. Ormisher told Ward's Auto ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Fisker Karma

    2012 Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Business partners Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler are visibly on edge. While they want to dedicate every ounce of their focus on this all-important launch of their first baby, the 2012 Fisker Karma, their attentions are being ...

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    Quantum receives $30M purchase order to produce components for Fisker Karma

    Fisker Karma Q-Drive powertrain
    In a move that might signal Fisker's intent to begin production on the the Karma plug-in hybrid, the company has awarded Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. a $30-million first-release production purchase order to supply key components related to the ...


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