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
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