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32Fisker's new owner working out Karma's 250 'bugs' before introducing second model

Fisker may be down, but it might not stay down forever. The company behind the Karma luxury hybrid shut down late last year and was purchased by Chinese OEM supplier Wanxiang Group, which intends to restart production. It just can't tell us when.

29Fisker could be renamed when production restarts in 2015

The Orange County Register has an update on Wanxiang's plans for Fisker, and it starts with the idea that you would see brand new Karmas back on the road in mid-2015. From there the goals get less certain, the OCR saying the Surf station wagon "could ship in 2016" and the mid-priced Atlantic "might come in 2017."

10New Fisker claims 50-50 chance it will build cars in Delaware

As soon as the bankrupt Fisker Automotive started crawling back from the dead, rumors that the new owners would restart production of the Karma plug-in hybrid crawled as well. We've heard that the car would be built in the old General Motors plant the company owns in Delaware, that it would happen in Michigan or that Valmet would get going again in Finland. Nothing official has yet been announced, but Delaware Online is now saying that it's even money that Delaware to play a role in Fisker's phy

31Wanxiang officially acquires Fisker Delaware plant for $18 million

Perhaps Wanxiang is serious about finally, actually re-starting plug-in hybird Fisker production. One of the first big official steps that The New Fisker has taken, other than putting up a new website, is to buy that old disparaged General Motors plant new Newport, DE for $18 million.

47The New Fisker website goes live, says Karma warranties limited to $2,000

If there's any question where Wanxiang hopes to take the remains of Fisker Automotive, just take a look at The New Fisker, a fresh official website for the bankrupt automaker. While the text available there hedges about just when and how the company will restart production, it is clear from the pictures that the company is ready to make the Atlantic PHEV concept a reality. The site even says, "Hello Future. Meet the Atlantic."

AddFisker assets will be auctioned tomorrow, here's the situation today

The remains of Fisker Automotive - which might not even include the name and logo - are supposed to finally be sold off tomorrow, but the scene before the auction is anything but clear. As as reminder, the two bidding parties are Wanxiang and Hybrid Tech Holdings. Hybrid Tech was denied an emergency motion in court last week that would have lifted an earlier ruling that limited how much debt it can use to try and buy Fisker. The limit remains at $25 million.

49Fisker's remains on the auction block this week

How will a federal government that is partially shut down sell an automaker that is all-but-shut-down? We'll find out Friday when the Department of Energy starts an auction for what is left of Fisker's assets, according to TheDetroitBureau.com. The DOE said last month that auctioning off the $168-million remainder of Fisker's loan obligation was the, "best possible recovery for the taxpayer."

AddGermans investors Fritz Nols AG officially submits Fisker bid to DOE

Fisker Automotive may have an investor that could pull the struggling extended range Karma-maker off life support. Two German investors have made an offer that's been signed and "on the table," according to a Facebook post by Ingo Voigt, one of the two investors.

61Fisker to be purchased by Germans for $25M?

American plug-in hybrid automaker Fisker Automotive has been through some tough times since losing its Department of Energy loan. More than 300 Karmas were destroyed by hurricane Sandy - and they weren't covered by the insurance company - its battery supplier filed for bankruptcy, and 75 percent of its employees were laid off in April. There have been more issues, but you get the point...

AddAfter outage, Fisker Automotive website hints at positive future

The official, revamped website for Fisker Automotive appears to be more of an homage to the company's focus on style rather than an accurate snapshot of the struggling automaker's actual troubles.

AddAs Fisker leaves his company, he buys brand-new Karma plug-in hybrid

Well at least Henrik Fisker is putting his money where his mouth is. Or was. The co-founder of his eponymous California-based extended-range plug-in vehicle maker, who resigned as executive chairman and left the company last week, did his former company a solid and bought a Fisker Karma from a Santa Monica, CA, dealer to replace his company car, the Detroit News says. He joins Leonardo DiCaprio and Justin Bieber among paying Fisker customers.

AddWord of China's Geely leading bids for Fisker draws criticism from senator

Money isn't the only problem Fisker Automotive has with making more Karma plug-in hybrids (see: battery supply), but the California startup may soon have the cash to help resume production of its $100,000 plug-in luxury sedan. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has the edge in taking a majority stake in the troubled automaker, according to two confidential insider sources close to Fisker.

AddHow Leonardo DiCaprio inspired Henrik Fisker to build plug-in hybrid cars

BBC's TopGear recently had an exclusive interview with Leonardo DiCaprio to find out about his commitment to sustainability and his investment in Fisker Automotive. The most surprising thing is that Leo was in part responsible for Fisker getting started in the first place.

AddFisker confirms BMW 3-series turbo engine will power Atlantic, still hoping to build in Delaware

Although plans haven't been finalized for the upcoming Fisker Atlantic (plans like, say, determining if Fisker will even have enough money to build the car) the company has already figured out what will be under the hood: an engine from the BMW 3-series.

3Fisker Pushes Ahead With Second Model, Despite Problems

New CEO Tony Posawatz said the company moved too fast and needs to slow down

Fisker Automotive is having a helluva time lately, what with one of its cars setting itself on fire in a California parking lot, the Department of Energy backing out on more than half of its $529 million loan promise, and Consumer Reports telling the public that the $100,000 Fisker Karma is "plagued with flaws."

AddJustin Bieber gifts chrome Fisker Karma to Sean Kingston *UPDATE

"When you're best friends with one of the biggest artists in the world, you know what I'm saying, you get all different types of gifts, and this is one of them."

AddFisker delaying Surf, Sunset models, unless you've got the cash...

Remember when Fisker Automotive denied that the Surf – the wagon version of the Karma – was delayed? Yeah, you can forget that, apparently.

AddHow people and politicians play politics with plug-in cars

In a U.S. presidential election season, anything can become political. Remember the height of trees in Michigan? Well, when you're dealing with such a barrage, it's sometimes good to remember that plug-in cars have been political for a long time and, despite some politicians best efforts, progress will continue.

111Henrik Fisker, what are you drawing?

"Cars have become an appliance... And on top of that, you start feeling a bit guilty about driving a car, because it pollutes, you use a lot of gasoline." These are the words of Henrik Fisker, car designer and the man who startes his own automobile company which currently builds and sells the extended-range electric Karma sedan.

115Fisker loan spurs more questions from senators

Um, about that $337 million.

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