It's been almost four years since production of the Fisker Karma stalled as the automaker filed bankruptcy. Now it's being reported that the revived Fisker may restart production sometime this year at a new plant in Southern California. Show More Summary
One of the biggest stories to come out of the 2016 Detroit Auto Show was somewhat unexpected. Henrik Fisker — who made a splash several years ago with a gorgeous Tesla competitor, the Fisker Karma, and startup car company that laterShow More Summary
Back in 2012, the electric car buzz wasn't only about Tesla with its then new Model S sedan, since some buyers may remember the ill fated Fisker brand and its sexy Karma sedan. With its $100k price tag and concept car looks, the Karma in some ways stood out even more than the Model S. Show More Summary
The Fisker Karma is a decidedly green vehicle, as a plug-in hybrid not unlike the Chevrolet Volt. The electric motors are backed up by a GM turbocharged four cylinder gas engine which enables you to drive it like a “regular car” once you run out of charge. Show More Summary
Acclaimed car designer Henrik Fisker announced Friday the creation of VLF Automotive, a new car maker to introduce two models at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. Partnering with former GM vice-chairman Bob Lutz and CEO Gilbert Villarreal,...Show More Summary
The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Canoramic Bathroom Reader. (Image credit: Fisker Auto) Think this story is going to be about fruit? The investors who financed the Fisker Karma probably wish it had been that kind of lemon. Show More Summary
I had this coming. There’s no question about that. I went to Sid’s home, drove his (mostly) wonderful cars, and ate his bagels. And, after we made our first Citroën C4/Fisker Karma comparison video, we made another one where, basically, I bitched about the Fisker like a crazy man. I sort of hoped Sid wouldn’t see that one. Read more...
You know, that headline’s not really fair. The video is actually 96 seconds, and there’s way, way more wrong with the Fisker Karma. Still, if you can spare an extra six seconds, it’s not a bad start. Read more...
It’s been a case of ‘one step at a time’ for the new owner of Fisker Automotive, but it seems the carmaker is finally ready to sell cars again. Fisker’s only model under previous owner, founder and namesake, Henrik Fisker, was the range-extended Karma EV. Show More Summary
Originally published on EV Obsession. Back in 2013, sporty plug-in hybrid manufacturer Fisker Karma filed bankruptcy and things were not looking good for the brand. It was purchased by self-made Chinese entrepreneur Lu Guanqiu and has since leased a factory in California for 11 years and changed its name to Karma Automotive. Show More Summary
There used to be an plug-in hybrid car called the Fisker Karma made by Fisker Automotive. Then there were some battery fires, a recall, lots of wasted, misused tax money, and finally, bankruptcy. Now to break from all that bad stuff, the new owner has changed Fisker’s name to... Karma. That’s odd. Read more...
Originally published on EV Obsession. A few months ago, I wrote about Fisker Automotive and Technology Group’s search for factory space in California to resuming production of the Elux Karma (aka Fisker Karma). This was somewhat surprising,...Show More Summary
China’s Wanxiang auto parts group appears ready to unleash the Fisker Karma back into the automotive world. The group teased the rereleased model in a single image this week, promising an unveiling sometime during April. The chosen image...Show More Summary
Honda has previewed its next-generation Civic with a concept car at this week’s 2015 New York Auto Show. We also learned in New York that the Civic hatch sold overseas will be part of the new lineup, including the high-performance Civic Type R variant. Coinciding with this week’s New York event is Korea’s Seoul Auto Show. Kia...
Although there are reports the return of the Fisker Karma luxury sedan has been pushed back to 2016 by new owner Wanxiang, a teaser on the new website (www.thenewfisker.com) established for the revived version of Fisker Automotive suggests that the Karma will be making its comeback as early as this month. The teaser depicts Wanxiang’s...
Originally published on EV Obsession. The producers of the Fisker Karma have had their share of… bad karma. With production ending in 2012 and Fisker Automotive bankruptcy following approximately 18 months later, it has been a rough few years for many formerly or currently at the company, and for Fisker fans. Show More Summary
Originally published on EV Obsession. The Renault ZOE is one of my favorite electric cars on the market. It may not be a sleek Fisker Karma, the world’s best mass-market automobile (Tesla Model S), or even the slightly more affordable but still great BMW i3. Show More Summary
The Fisker Karma extended-range electric luxury sedan has been out of production since July 2012, but it's hardly gone away.
Recent reports have suggested the Fisker Karma will soon be available for purchase in China, but a new piece with business paper Reuters this week now claims otherwise. Fisker Automotive’s new owner, Wanxiang auto parts group from China, was set to fast-track the Karma’s return to the market with plans to continue with the inherited design. Show More Summary
If you were hoping to pick up a new Fisker Karma, not so fast. The PHEV won’t be out until mid-2016, and it won’t be a Fisker, either. Reuters reports parent company Wanxiang Group, which bought Fisker at a bankruptcy auction last year,...Show More Summary