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First Drive: 2012 Fisker Karma

Hollywood, Your Plug-In Hybrid Electric Has Arrived Business partners Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler are visibly on edge. While they want to dedicate every ounce of their focus on this all-important launch of their first baby, the 2012 Fisker Karma, their attentions are being constantly pulled away from it by big conference calls regarding the money and logistics of launching the whole Fisker Automotive franchise. Are they really and truly answering a $95,900-$108,900 question with this bold effort that enough people are asking? It's clear they just want us to fall in love with th... Read More

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    Geneva Preview: Fisker Karma's "advanced aluminum space frame"
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    At the Chicago Auto Show last week, Fisker Automotive brought along the Karma Sunset with a new black exterior we hadn't seen before. For the Geneva Motor Show that starts in a few weeks, the automaker is going in the other direction and will be showing off the "advanced aluminum space frame" that underpins the Karma and gives the plug-in hybrid car "new ...

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    Chicago 2010: Fisker Sunset shows up in black
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    While walking the hallways at the Chicago Auto Show looking for interesting things to write about, we stumbled upon the Fisker booth and found a pair of extended-range plug-in hybrids to point our DSLR lenses at. We were especially attracted to the droptop Sunset model, in this case painted up in a beautiful coating of jet black paint. Equally as ...

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    LA 2009: First Fisker Karmas now expected to hit showrooms in Sept. 2010
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    Henrik Fisker provided an update on his eponymous car company here in LA today. No one but the hopelessly naive will be surprised to learn that production Karma's will not be hitting customers hands by the end of this month (as once promised). For a company that was only founded two years ago, to get an all-new design engineered and produced in 18 months ...

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    Geneva preview: Fisker's European strategy - and have you seen these pics?
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    Fisker Automotive gave the automotive world a big reveal - the Karma S - last month at the Detroit Auto Show. For the upcoming Geneva show, the company doesn't have anything as impressive planned, but we're still interested in the news they promised us today. Specifically, Fisker says that when the plug-in hybrid Karma and Karma S make their European ...

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    VIDEO: Henrik Fisker talks about the Karma
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    Following the unveiling of the production version of the Fisker Karma and the Karma Sunset concept, Henrik Fisker sat down to talk about the car company he has launched. We now have confirmation of some of the technical details such as the battery supplier which is Advanced Lithium Power. Fisker recently took an equity stake in ALP and has exclusive ...

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    Detroit 2009: Production Fisker Karma debuts for 2010 [w/VIDEO]
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    It's been a scant 12 months since Henrik Fisker debuted the curvaceous Karma concept that bears his name, and today the former PAG design star returned to Detroit with a very similar looking production model and a business plan.It's been a busy year for the upstart luxury manufacturer, and in that time, a development center has been built and staffed in ...

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    Detroit 2009: Fisker Karma S hardtop convertible unleashed
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    We came, we saw, we Karma'd. The Fisker Karma S concept convertible was unveiled this afternoon (after being very veiled earlier) and we like what we see. The new hardtop convertible shares the mustachioed front and four seats with its now-standard brother. More importantly, the same plug-in hybrid Q-Drive powertrain moves both cars, and will go for 50 ...

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    Detroit 2009: production Fisker Karma - and Karma S preview
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    While we're waiting for Fisker Automotive to unveil the Karma S, the "Sunset," later today, we got a chance to check out last year's big hit, the Karma. The plug-in hybrid is on the wood floor in all of its metallic blue glory, and we snapped a few quick pics to tide you over. The good news is that we also got a preview shot of the Karma S. Here's what ...

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    Fisker set to debut new Karma S "Sunset" concept in Detroit
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    Something new from Fisker? Color us intrigued, especially after taking a gander at the lone teaser shot that's been released. We already know that the production version of the Karma plug-in hybrid sedan will be debuting at the Detroit Auto Show, and now word comes that the budding automaker will have something else on hand to display called the Sunset. ...

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    Detroit Preview: Fisker Sunset concept coming to Motown
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    In addition to the debut of the production version of the Karma luxury plug-in hybrid, Fisker Automotive will also be unveiling a new concept at the Detroit Auto Show next month: the Fisker Sunset. We don't have much beyond the teaser shot above, but we do know that Fisker Automotive CEO and namesake Henrik Fisker will announce details about the Sunset at ...

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    Finalists announced for Green Car Journal's Green Car Vision Award
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    The Green Car Vision awards celebrate a car that's got its headlights pointed down the road of the future. Among this year's five finalists are two serial hybrids (Chevrolet Volt and Fisker Karma) two electric cars (MINI E and Mitsubishi i-MiEV), and one hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (Honda FCX Clarity). It seems like a pretty good breakdown of where things ...

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    Fisker Automotive appoints Russell Datz to Director of Public Relations
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    It may not seem like the most interesting piece of news you'll read today, but there's a bit more beneath the surface of the appointment of Russell Datz to the Director of Public Relations at Fisker Automotive than initially meets the eye. Datz has previously worked with Lotus on the launch of the Elise Roadster in the US along with Panoz Automotive, ...

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    Production Fisker Karma shows some more skin
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    We got a pretty good look of the rear three-quarter view of the production Fisker Karma on Tuesday, but that was the only image we could find at the time of the new solar-roofed extended-range electric vehicle. It seems that the front of the production Karma is the most important to see, since the mustachioed grille is arguably the controversial styling ...

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    Fisker offers up front view of production Karma PHEV
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    Fisker has just sent us a few more shots of the production-ready Karma plug-in so that we can get a better look at the car's newly revised face. The front intake has been mildly revised in order to let the GM-sourced 260-horsepower Ecotec engine breath a bit more fresh air. It's a subtle change, but we like the results and think that it makes a big ...

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    Detroit Preview: Fisker Karma coming in production form
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    With so many automakers canceling plans to appear at the Detroit Auto Show next month, it opens up opportunities for smaller companies to get more attention. One of those hoping for attention is Fisker, which will show the "production" version of the Karma. We first saw the Karma styling buck at this past year's Detroit show. The single, rear ...

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    Detroit Preview: Production Fisker Karma will debut in Motown
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    Just one short year after Fisker debuted its plug-in hybrid Karma show car at the Detroit Auto Show, the house that Henrik built will be returning to the Motor City to debut the production version of its ambitious project. Fisker says the production model, which is shown above in this just-released official pic, will only vary slightly in design from the ...

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    Detroit 2008: Fisker Karma live reveal
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    The look of the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid that was unveiled in Detroit today is not a surprise. We saw a sneak peek of it all the way back in October. It was on the last day of October, but still. The difference is that now we got to oooh and aaah over this expensive and sleek (and I'm tempted to say shark-like, because that's what it reminded me of) PHEV ...

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    Detroit 2008: Fisker Karma draws a crowd, impresses
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    Click above for more high-res images of the Fisker Karma var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/environment/Volt_Prius_Nahh_Live_reveal_of_the_Fisker_Karma_PICS'; Fisker's premium hybrid sports sedan finally has a name: Karma. It is particularly apt since the coach builder's aim is to give customers a luxury sports sedan about which they can feel proud for what ...

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    NY Times jumps the gun: 2009 Ford F-150, others revealed!
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    Click image for a look at the other model debuts by the NYTThe Old Grey Lady has officially kicked off the Detroit Auto Show 24 hours early, and they brought some party favors for all their readers to boot. The New York Times' Automobiles section has a Detroit preview article (dated 1/13, incidentally) in its feature spot. No longer under wraps are the 2009 ...

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