What happens sinced the innovative electric car start up, Fisker Automotive, makers of the beautiful Fisker Karma — slipped into bankruptcy? China based Wanxiang purchased them in 2013 for $149 million dollars. The result: A hybrid luxury long-range electric car maker that is a potential Tesla competitor. Show More Summary
Believe it or not but this orange monstrosity comes from a company backed by the man who designed cars like the Aston Martin Vantage, BMW Z8 and Fisker Karma. That man, of course, is Henrik Fisker, and this orange SUV is the X-Series from VLF Automotive, the coachbuilder run by Fisker in partnership with auto industry veteran Bob Lutz and...
Take a Corvette ZR1 engine, drop it in a Fisker Karma, and you get a VLF Destino — the hybrid powertrain is gone, and in its place is a 6.2-liter LS9 vette V8 making 638 horsepower: Source: Gizmag Source: Rides See Also: Road & Track, Motor Trend The post Fisker VL Destino appeared first on The Big Picture.
Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO Fisker, Inc., surprised many earlier this month when he revealed his fledgling company plans to produce a new car bearing his name. Some critics who remembered the ill-fated Fisker Karma scoffed. Well,...Show More Summary
Henrik Fisker, from whose pen flowed the beautiful lines of the Aston Martin DB9 and V8 Vantage, the BMW Z8 and the Fisker Karma (RIP sorta), announced earlier this month that he would start up a new electric car company. Today, he took to Twitter and showed us this sleek profile of a car with up-swingy doors. Read more...
Henrik Fisker's first stab at an electric car went up in flames, literally. His company, Fisker Automotive, was the force behind an electric hybrid called the Fisker Karma in 2012. The $100,000 car had a host of battery issues that caused...Show More Summary
A lapsed electric vehicle pioneer is back, and potentially in a big way. Henrik Fisker, whose eponymous electric car the Fisker Karma range-extender (pictured) sedan made waves a few years ago, has announced a decision to relaunch. Fisker Inc. has announced the brand rebirth will kick off with the development of a mystery all-electric premium […]
Henrik Fisker, the famed automotive designer behind the gorgeous lines of the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and V8 Vantage, and the late Fisker Karma, is going to take a stab at the luxury electric vehicle market—again. Let’s all just wipe the slate clean and start fresh, because you can do that when you’re a rich, famous designer. Read more...
Guess who’s back? Henrik Fisker, the designer-turned-entrepreneur behind the ill-fated Fisker Karma, wants to try his hand at building a green luxury vehicle again. The Dane wants to erase the cloud of failure that hangs over his name by building a new electric car with a Tesla-beating range, Bloomberg reports. Show More Summary
The Fisker Karma has died and been reborn as the Karma Revero . But design legend Henrik Fisker and longtime auto exec-slash-fighter jet enthusiast Bob Lutz remain committed to ripping out that hybrid engine and shoving a supercharged Corvette engine inside, as well as bringing us the wildest-looking Viper ever . Show More Summary
Credit: Karma Automotive Close to 2,000 buyers took a chance on the six-figure Fisker Karma hybrid when the startup competed with a fledgling Tesla 10 years ago. Fisker ended production within two years of the Karma’s launch, leaving owners with a lot of electrical problems and little support. Post bankruptcy, the company [...]
Karma Automotive has officially unveiled the new 2017 Karma Revero, signalling a new beginning for the plug-in hybrid once known as the Fisker Karma. The Revero sports new wheels, tweaked front fascia, a new hand-painted badge, while...Show More Summary
The Fisker Karma looked like a car that had everything together, which was a facade for terrible build quality and impending bankruptcy. The company that bought Fisker Automotive vowed to keep the look of the Karma , and they did with the slightly updated Karma Revero. It’s just a lot more expensive. Read more...
The Karma Revero has been launched, signalling a new beginning for the plug-in hybrid once known as the Fisker Karma. Externally the Karma Revero doesn’t look too different to the Fisker Karma that went out of production in 2012. There are some new badges, but that’s basically it. Under the skin, the extended-range EV drivetrain […]
No, it’s not 2011 all over again. And no, you’re not looking at a Fisker Karma. This is the 2017 Karma Revero. The extended-range electric sedan was formerly unveiled on Thursday at an event near Los Angeles, California. The Revero, which is priced from $130,000, is a new and improved version of the Fisker Karma and is being sold by a...
The Revero was born from the ashes of the Fisker Karma.
Just a few short moments ago, I was converted. No, not by electric drivetrains or other alternative sources of transportation fairy dust. I was converted by the four men in charge of the Fisker Karma’s resurrection — now called the Karma Revero — into believing the company’s viability as a future going concern. Show More Summary
Fisker is dead, long live the (Fisker) Karma. Continue reading 2017 Karma Revero starts at $130,000, and more new details about the reborn Fisker 2017 Karma Revero starts at $130,000, and more new details about the reborn Fisker originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 08 Sep 2016 23:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
An exclusive look at how Karma Automotive brought the lovely, doomed Fisker Karma back to life. The post Inside the Fisker Karma’s Impossible Return From Automotive Hell appeared first on WIRED.
Last week, we covered the reborn Fisker Karma (now the Karma Revero) re-introduction , and there was one detail in that reveal I don’t think I paid enough attention to: the solar roof. Karma says it will “create enough energy to power the car.” That’s bullshit, but many sites are reporting it not just as true but revolutionary. Show More Summary