Fisker Vehicles

Fisker is a joint venture company between Fisker Coachbuild and Quantum Technologies to produce a plug-in hybrid called the Karma. The Karma has a claimed range of about 50 miles before a range-extending gas engine begins recharging the batteries.


2012 Fisker Karma
2012 Fisker Karma
MSRP:
$102,000
Engine:
MPG:
55 City / 54 HWY
2011 Fisker Karma
2011 Fisker Karma
MSRP:
$95,900
Engine:
MPG:
N/A
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Notes From A Week's Worth Of Car Testing In California

Managing Editor Steven Ewing drove some $2 million worth of new cars while out in California for Monterey Car Week. Here are his notes following an excellent week of driving.
2015 Fisker-Galpin Rocket Quick Spin [w/video]

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2015 Fisker-Galpin Rocket Quick Spin [w/video]
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Fisker: cooling fan responsible for Karma fire; voluntary recall has started

After two short "we're looking into it" official statements (1, 2), Fisker Automotive has announced that it has completed a "detailed investigation" into the strange, spontaneous combustion of a Karma plug-in hybrid that happened in Woodside, CA last weekend. The result? A voluntary recall to fix the low-temperature cooling fan located in the left front of the Karma, in front of the wheel, that apparently has "an internal fault that caused it to fail, overheat and start a slow burning fire."
Engine packaging to blame for Fisker Karma garage fire? [UPDATE]

While the investigation of the Fisker Karma that toasted a Texas garage is not over, pundits have begun to weigh in. Automotive News has found a particularly credible one in Jon Bereisa, CEO of Auto Lectrification and the chief engineer of the General Motors EV1 and systems architect for the Chevrolet Volt. And according to Bereisa, the poor packaging of the Karma's internal combustion engine is what likely caused the fire.
Fisker Karma to blame for garage fire in Texas?

All the Justin Bieber in the world doesn't seem like enough for Fisker to catch a break. First it was a 2012 Fisker Karma spectacularly crapping out on Consumer Reports. Now a Texas fire investigator has said that a house fire originated with the plug-in hybrid, according to AutoWeek.