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
The Chinese company that bought Fisker out of bankruptcy is reportedly planning on rebranding its flagship vehicle as the Elux Karma. According to a Reuters report, Wanxiang is planning to ditch the Fisker name in favour of a new brand, Elux. This move will see the plug-in hybrid Fisker Karma sedan rebadged as the Elux [...]
By Paul Lienert DETROIT (Reuters) - Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group will push back its planned relaunch of the defunct Fisker Karma hybrid sports car until mid-2016 and rebrand Fisker Automotive as Elux, two sources familiar with the plan said Sunday. Show More Summary
Bob Lutz and his business partner Gilbert Villereal remain committed to delivering Fisker Karma sedans that have had their extended-range electric drivetrains replaced by good ol’ V-8 engines, in this case the supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 V-8 from the previous Corvette ZR1 supercar. Considering the LS9 was tuned to deliver as much as 638...
In a deal announced this week, Quantum Technologies will again provide the computer software for the Fisker Karma and its hybrid drivetrain Fisker Karma Powered By Quantum Technologies (Again) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
The Fisker Karma is reportedly close to a relaunch, thanks to the new owner’s decision to stick with the range-extended EV luxury car’s existing design. Speaking with industry paper Automotive News, anonymous sources close to the new owner, Chinese auto parts producer Wanxiang Group, reportedly said the relaunch was being ‘accelerated’. Show More Summary
Wanxiang founder and chairman Lu Guanqiu and Wanxiang America president Pin Ni had told reporters last month that the company had "about 250 bugs" to fix on the Karma before it could put the car back into production.
Fisker Automotive appears to be wrangling up its proverbial ducks and properly aligning them again after halting production nearly two years ago. After filing for bankruptcy, the Chinese company Wanxiang, like an angel made of money, scooped up the maker of the Karma range-extended electric sports car for the sizeable sum of $149.2 million. Show More Summary
If the idea of a V-8-powered Karma wasn’t your speed, you may be pleased to hear that Fisker is looking to gear back up for production of the hybrid form of the car under its new owner, Wanxiang. The new Karma will be built with the defunct model’s specs as the basis. The Karma went out of production in 2012 before the company went...
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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.
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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 [...]
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