By Norihiko Shirouzu and Ben Klayman BEIJING/DETROIT (Reuters) - Chinese auto parts producer Wanxiang Group, which bought stylish electric car pioneer Fisker Automotive from bankruptcy, is accelerating the relaunch of Fisker's Karma hybrid luxury car by using a design from the company's last year of production, people close to the companies said. Show More Summary
Land Rover has taken the wraps off its all-new Discovery Sport. The vehicle replaces the LR2 in the British automaker’s lineup and arrives in showrooms in early 2015. VL Automotive, the company planning to sell Fisker Karma sedans powered by Corvette V-8 engines, has merged with WM GreenTech Automotive. The good news is that the V-8-powered...
VL Automotive, founded by former GM exec Bob Lutz and industrialist Gilbert Villarreal, has made headlines in the recent past because of its plans to sell Fisker Karma sedans stripped of their electric drivetrains and powered by Corvette V-8s instead. The modified Karmas were to feature the Destino name and have a price tag of about $200k. It...
New spy shots make it look like Bob Lutz's idea to convert the Fisker Karma into a fire-breathing sports sedan called the Destino might not be vaporware after all. Two of them were recently spotted testing in Death Valley sporting changes...Show More Summary
If you’re Justin Bieber, Carlos Santana or Bob Lutz — and even if you’re not — you’ll be happy to know that your Fisker Karma will be more fixable in the event of a fender-bender or two, all thanks to parent company Wanxiang. Green Car...Show More Summary
The Wanxiang Group now owns the rights to the Fisker Karma, which it plans to relaunch after fixing some 250 “bugs” found in the original design Fisker Karma To Relaunch (Just 250 “Bugs” To Fix First) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
TweetA lot of these newish rides are “bricked” – they can’t go at all anymo: Click to expand Oh well. Consider this car an expensive hobby.
Guess he has to do something with all his millions! Leonardo DiCaprio has just finalized a purchase for his car that most of America can't spend on a house. To go with his new $10 million New York apartment, Leo's Fisker Karma hybrid car will stay nice and cozy in a $1 million parking spot. The [...]
The EV automaker is making a quick comeback from bankruptcy.
When we last heard from Henrik Fisker, famed designer of BMWs and Aston Martins and his namesake Fisker Karma, his namesake Fisker Karma was dead. Turning his woes and sadness into fine, flowing creative juices, like all great artists, he just designed this bike. It's called the Viking. Read more...
Rumor is: Katy Perry just bought 5 Fisker Karmas for some of her employees for a cool half-million, because she hates LA smog and didn’t want to deal with the guilt (… or karma?) of polluting gasmobiles. There are a few warning signs...Show More Summary
Rewarding those who keep her going every day, Katy Perry reportedly bought each of her five assistants an electric car. According to the Daily Star, the "Dark Horse" singer dropped over $500,000 on Fisker Karma vehicles for each of her...Show More Summary
Bentley will be introducing some updated models at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next week. One of these will be a new V-8-powered version of the Flying Spur sedan which is being introduced for the 2015 model year. Jaguar has revealed its stunning new 2014 XFR-S Sportbrake performance wagon. Sadly, there are no plans to bring the 550-horsepower brute...
Only a few days ago we told you Fisker Automotive’s new owner, Chinese auto parts giant Wanxiang, was keen to restart production of the Karma extended-range electric sedan as well as launch a new V-8-powered model together with American startup VL Automotive. Now, a Wanxiang executive has revealed a few more details on the Chinese...
The Fisker Karma will be the first model to come back after bankruptcy.
TweetAh look, from Marin it’s a red Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid in red and in the background it’s a silver Tesla Model S electric car. Don’t they look super similar? Click to expand Ah memories: “On 14 April 2008, Tesla Motors filed a lawsuit against Fisker Automotive, alleging that Henrik Fisker stole Tesla’s Model S hybrid technology and was [...]
Production is expected imminently of the Fisker Karma, now that Chinese giant Wanxiang has purchased the electric car startup.
Dealers seem to be eager about unloading their leftover Fisker Karmas.
Bob Lutz and Gilbert Villarreal's venture "VL Automotive" that puts LS9s in Fisker Karmas was introduced as "America's newest, smallest, and most expensive automaker" in this afternoon's press conference. The proposition got vague from there. Read more...
VL Automotive, the company that sought to fit Fisker Karmas with the LS9 V8 from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at last year's Detroit Auto Show, is back in 2014 with a new wild idea: a V8-powered Fisker Karma convertible. Those with long...Show More Summary