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    Official: Former Volt, Fisker executive Tony Posawatz joins Electrification Coalition
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    When it comes to choosing a guy who's gone from Rocky Mountain High to sea level in the electric vehicle world, the Electrification Coalition couldn't have made a better choice. The EV advocacy group has tapped Tony Posawatz, he of the former Chevrolet Volt and Fisker Automotive fame, to help ...

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    Report: Almost $1 billion in claims filed against bankrupt Fisker
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    You may have scoffed when the US Department of Energy sold the rights to its $168 million outstanding Fisker Automotive loan to Hybrid Tech Holdings last December for just $25 million, or about 15 cents on the dollar. It turns out that might be the going rate for anyone with claims against the ...

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    Exclusive: Why the $142M Fisker sale won't help DOE loan get its $168M back
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    At the beginning of 2014, it looked like Hybrid Tech Holdings LLC was going to buy the remains of Fisker Automotive for $25 million. Just before that sale was to take place, however, Wanxiang stepped in and an auction was therefore scheduled for the middle of February. After 19 rounds of ...

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    Report: Hybrid Technologies LLC increases Fisker bid to $55 million
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    Will more money equal more Karma? In the continuing fight over the assets of extended-range plug-in vehicle maker Fisker Automotive, a Hong Kong-based investor is ready to up the stakes. Hybrid Tech Holdings has announced it will increase its bid for the maker of the Karma to $55 million. A ...

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    Report: CarCharging Group buys Ecotality assets for $3.4 million at auction
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    Think of it as a plug-in pu pu platter, albeit a rather depressing one. That's the option cash-heavy investors with an eye for electrified light-duty vehicles had as charging-station maker Ecotality joined Fisker Automotive among entities whose assets were up for auction last week. When ...

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    Report: China's BAIC looking over Fisker assets for possible purchase
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    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 ...

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    Read This: Internal documents show Fisker lost $35,000 on each Karma
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    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 ...

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    Report: Bob Lutz and VL Automotive, Wanxiang trying to buy Fisker
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    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 ...

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    After outage, Fisker Automotive website hints at positive future
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    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 ...

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    Report: Fisker execs will be questioned today over DOE loan, repayments
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    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 ...

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    Exclusive: In deep with Henrik Fisker: Despite floods and fires, "I think we're beating the odds"
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    Let's be clear: Fisker Automotive had a pretty bad 2012. Let's be clear: Fisker Automotive had a pretty bad 2012. A flood, fires and recalls continued to dog the start-up automaker. Then, one of the men trying to become President of the United States called the company a loser in a very ...

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    How Leonardo DiCaprio inspired Henrik Fisker to build plug-in hybrid cars
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    BBC's TopGear recently had an exclusive interview with Leonardo DiCaprio to find out about his commitment to sustainability and his investment in Fisker Automotive. The most surprising thing is that Leo was in part responsible for Fisker getting started in the first place. TopGear started out by ...

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    Official: New Fisker statement on Karma fire: batteries not to blame
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    As we suspected yesterday, the first official word from Fisker about the Karma that caught fire in Woodside, CA this weekend is that the li-ion batteries are apparently not to blame. Fisker has released a statement, which you can find below, that says that independent investigators from Pacific ...

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    Video: Henrik Fisker, what are you drawing?
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    "Cars have become an appliance... And on top of that, you start feeling a bit guilty about driving a car, because it pollutes, you use a lot of gasoline." These are the words of Henrik Fisker, car designer and the man who startes his eponymous automobile company, which currently builds and sells ...

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    Video: Fisker's DOE loan is new right-wing political target of 'wasteful spending'
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    Is conservative ire at plug-in cars shifting (slowly) from the Chevrolet Volt to Fisker Automotive? A new attack ad targeting President Obama certainly brings the California-based automaker further into the political fight – following Fisker ex-chair's comments about Mitt Romney – by ...

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    Report: Ex-Fisker chair blames Mitt Romney attacks for DOE loan hold-up
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    Ah, election season... Former Fisker Automotive Chairman and current investor Ray Lane is blaming Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for the delays in procuring federal loans that have been earmarked for the maker of the extended-range plug-in Karma and the upcoming Atlantic, ...

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    Report: Fisker reportedly seeks $100 million in funding by end of the month
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    Looks like Fisker Automotive's looking for its own range-extender. The California-based maker of the extended-range plug-in Karma luxury sedan, is looking to raise at least $100 million in funds by the end of this month in order to restart production of its Delaware plant, Bloomberg News ...

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    Video: Translogic drives Fisker Karma through firestorm of controversy, emerges unscathed
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    The Fisker Karma is the automotive embodiment of both Marilyn Monroe and Rodney Dangerfield. Marilyn because it's damn sexy, with lots of wonderful curves in all the right places, and Mr. Dangerfield because, well, it gets no respect, no respect at all. There are good reasons for both of these ...

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    Official: Fisker denies reports that Surf plug-in hybrid has been delayed
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    Fisker Automotive denied reports that its plans to make the Fisker Surf, a wagon version of its Karma extended-range plug-in hybrid, have been delayed, and that the California-based automaker hasn't changed launch plans for the model. UK's Auto Express, citing a European auto importer the ...

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    Video: 2012 Fisker Karma featured on The Car Show
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    Is the Fisker Karma the hybrid for automotive enthusiasts? That's the question that The Car Show host Adam Carolla sets out to answer in a new three-plus-minute clip. Carolla joins Fisker Automotive chief executive officer Henrik Fisker for the first-ever televised test drive of the 2012 Karma. ...

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