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 |  Jul 28 2014, 1:32 PM

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For Wanxiang, job one at Fisker is fixing roughly 250 bugs with the Karma luxury car before production can resume. After that, the goal is to launch a second model.

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 |  May 19 2014, 9:53 AM

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Lu Guanqiu may not be a household name right now but he could become the next Elon Musk. The Chinese billionaire bought failed automaker Fisker at a bankruptcy auction and promises to challenge Tesla with his latest acquisition.

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 |  Mar 13 2014, 7:22 AM

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Do you believe in second chances? Chinese automotive group Wanxiang certainly does.

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 |  Feb 21 2014, 8:32 AM

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Fisker’s new owners are teaming up with Bob Lutz to help make the V8-powered Karma a reality.

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 |  Jan 11 2014, 11:56 AM

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The Fisker Karma-based VL Destino convertible will make its debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Jan 09 2014, 2:32 PM

Gone But Not Forgotten


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A lot went down in 2013. It was something of a banner year for the automotive business. Products continued to get better, sales steadily improved and alternative propulsion, whether in the form of electricity or diesel gained significant traction.

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 |  Aug 23 2013, 5:54 PM

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Beleaguered American electric automaker Fisker still hasn’t found a suitable buyer, though that may have just changed.

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 |  Jun 17 2013, 5:32 PM

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Fisker Automotive’s fall from grace has been well documented over the last couple of years, but now a report has surfaced showing just how much money the American electric automaker lost.

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 |  May 26 2013, 11:12 AM

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Things may be looking grim for Fisker Automotive, but Henrik Fisker isn’t giving up on the brand he founded.

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 |  May 20 2013, 10:31 AM

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While American electric car maker Fisker is still treading through some rough waters, owners of Karma models are now watching their vehicles’ resale value take a huge tumble.

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 |  May 06 2013, 5:05 PM

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Former Vice Chairman of General Motors, Bob Lutz, has teamed up with Gilbert Villarreal to develop and sell the VL Productions Destino, which is essentially a Fisker Karma without the electric power.

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 |  Apr 08 2013, 8:31 AM

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Fisker recently announced that it was letting go of about 160 of its employees, and now those workers are firing back with a lawsuit against the company. 

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 |  Apr 02 2013, 9:31 AM

10. (TIE) 3-Series Hybrid, Mercedes E400 Hybrid, Infiniti M35h, Buick LaCrosse/Regal eAssist: 29 mpg


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Who is to say that luxury car buyers aren’t affected by high gas prices? If you want to drive in comfort, style, and have the latest high tech goodies in a car, you shouldn’t have to pay more at the pump for it. Here are our picks for the top 10 most fuel friendly luxury cars, ranked in order of their combined city/highway mpg numbers.

Quite a few luxury cars hit the 29 mpg mark combined. The most impressive of the bunch is the Buick LaCrosse, which manage to get solid fuel economy, despite its bigger size. The Infiniti, Mercedes and BMW vehicles make do with a high-power pairing of a six-cylinder engine and an electric motor, which gives the end result of over 300-hp.

The Buicks use a mild hybrid system called eAssist which pairs a 2.4L four-cylinder engine with a conventional automatic, and a compact lithium ion battery to get its impressive fuel economy numbers.

 |  Feb 15 2013, 1:32 PM

Fisker seems to be falling on hard times, and a new report suggests the brand might be on the market with Chinese firm Dongfeng Motor Corp tossing a $350 million offer into the ring.

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 |  Jan 22 2013, 7:31 AM

Fisker is falling on some rough times and it appears that the American electric automaker is getting desperate, seeking strategic partners in China as well as funding.

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 |  Nov 05 2012, 6:07 PM

Hurricane Sandy gave the Eastern portion of the United States a what for last week, not to mention the Caribbean and points far beyond. Amid all the destruction and misery the automotive industry was impacted in a number of ways. In particular, the safety of electric cars has been brought up.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 11:46 AM

A lot full of Fisker Karmas was exposed to the full brunt of Hurricane Sandy’s force, and after the storm cleared, 16 of them had caught fire, and burned out completely.

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 |  Sep 25 2012, 9:32 AM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently finalized its 2025 fuel economy target under Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and Fisker was proud to announce that its Karma model already surpasses that target.

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 |  Sep 07 2012, 2:56 PM

In what may be one of the most irrelevant world records, Fisker of the Netherlands organized a meeting of 45 Karmas, and set the record for the most EVs simultaneously charging all in one place.

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 |  Aug 29 2012, 4:02 PM

The largest gathering of Fisker Karma owners to date gathered this past weekend at the companies global headquarters in Anaheim, Calif. as part of an owners appreciation day. 

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 |  Aug 24 2012, 10:02 AM

It seems these days that there are a lot more questions for Fisker than the automaker can provide answers for, but in a recent town hall meeting with its customers, Fisker conducted a Q&A and published the responses.

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 |  Aug 19 2012, 5:01 PM

Tesla and Fisker are essentially polar opposites right now, despite both specializing in developing luxury electric vehicles for the automotive industry. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has never shied away from speaking his mind, and the bold CEO has been highly successful in developing his businesses.

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 |  Aug 19 2012, 11:01 AM

Uh oh. If this doesn’t cause Fisker Karma owners to be up in arms over their expensive purchase, we might be convinced that they’re the most patient, forgiving people on this planet.

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 |  Aug 13 2012, 11:57 AM

After reports of two Fisker Karma sedans spontaneously combusting, the brand has issued a statement regarding the fires. 

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