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    Report: Fisker 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 ...

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    Report: Fisker asset sale may not include name, logo

    Always read the fine print before you sign the contract. That platitude is taking on new life as word comes that the winning bidder for bankrupt plug-in hybrid manufacturer Fisker may not actually earn the rights to use the company's name and logo. According to Delaware Online, that's because ...

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    Report: Fisker loan likely won by Hong Kong tycoon

    Fisker, which made the $100,000+ Karma plug-in hybrid until it shuttered its plant 15 months ago, is said to finally have a buyer in an investment group led by Richard Li, one of Hong Kong's richest men. That's according to a new Reuters report, which notes that the the deal remains private since ...

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    Report: Fisker 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 ...

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    Report: Henrik Fisker bidding with Hong Kong tycoon to get his company back

    Struggling to save Fisker Automotive from the of talons of bankruptcy, Henrik Fisker has teamed up with Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li to offer to purchase the company's outstanding U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) advanced vehicles loan for just a fraction of its $171 million balance (the ...

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    Report: Fisker could file Chapter 11 as soon as this week

    Fisker Automotive looks to be headed towards bankruptcy protection. Automotive News reports the automaker could file Chapter 11 as soon as this week as the US Department of Energy attempts to get the company to give back around $200 million in federal loans. The manufacturer's lawyers have ...

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    Report: Fisker mass layoffs triggers federal lawsuit

    Turns out it's illegal to surprise three-quarters of your workforce with pink slips on a random Friday morning. Just before the weekend, Fisker Automotive furloughed 160 employees as "a necessary strategic step to... maximize the value of Fisker's core assets," which is lingo for trying to ...

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    Official: Fisker Statement: Karma batteries not to blame for fire

    As we suspected yesterday, the first official word from Fisker about the Karma that caught fire in Woodside, CA this weekend is that the lithium ion batteries are apparently not to blame. Fisker has released a statement, which you can find below, which says that independent investigators from ...

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    Video: Henrik 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 ...

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    Report: Ex-Fisker chair blames Mitt Romney attacks for DOE loan hold-up

    Ah, election season... Former Fisker Automotive Chairman and current investor Ray Lane is blaming Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for the delays in procuring federal loans that have been earmarked for the maker of the extended-range plug-in Karma and the upcoming Atlantic, ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #270

    Porsche Macan, Fisker finances, DOT guidelines Episode #270 of the Autoblog Podcast is here with Chris, Dan, and Autoblog Executive Editor Chris Paukert. Topics include the announcement of the Porsche Macan, the state of Fisker's finances, the DOT proposal for distracted driving guidelines, and ...

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    Official: Fisker names former Chrysler chief Tom LaSorda its vice chairman

    Starting a new automaker from scratch is no easy feat. Henrik Fisker is a visionary designer, but to get his Karma luxury hybrid on the road, he knew he'd need a good management team behind him. So he brought in BMW and Ford native Bernhard Koehler as Chief Operating Officer, General Motors number ...

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    Report: First Fisker Karma headed to Leonardo DiCaprio, Colin Powell and Al Gore soon after

    The first 2012 Fisker Karma will finally be delivered by the end of this month and, fittingly, film star Leonardo di Caprio will get the keys to Karma numero uno. Al Gore and Colin Powell will be taking delivery of their plug-in Fiskers soon thereafter, according to Autocar. Fisker tells the ...

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    Report: Fisker Karma delayed... again

    The Fisker Karma may have been driven for "a couple of laps" around the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix by Prince Albert of Monaco in late May, but that doesn't mean that it's going to hit dealerships in the U.S. anytime soon. In fact, word is the promised delivery date of the Karma plug-in has ...

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    Fisker Karma configurator now online

    First Factory-Built Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Have you been anxiously waiting for the day you could spec out a sinuously-styled plug-in hybrid sports car of your very own? Then your dream is one step closer because the configurator for the Fisker Karma is now ...

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    Paris 2010: First factory-built Fisker Karma hits the stage

    First Factory-Built Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Staying true to its concept form, the factory-built Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid that hit the stage at the Paris Motor Show retains the concept's massive 22-inch wheels (Fisker says it'll be the first production car ...

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    Paris Preview: Fisker will show off first "factory-built" Karma plug-in hybrid

    Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Fisker Automotive is taking it slow, but the upstart automaker hopes that an attractive lady or two will take your mind off of the production delays until the Paris Motor Show starts later this month. Why Paris? Because ...

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    Fisker adds $189 million in latest funding round

    Fisker Karma - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Just a few short days ago, we got word that Fisker Karma production would be delayed once again and a new target date for full production now sits at February 2011. The delay gives Fisker ample time to secure even more funding, and that's ...

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    Fisker hires Lambesis as ad agency of record; we expect the sex will sell

    Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've already seen at least one TV ad from Fisker Automotive, a minute-long spot that aired in the Los Angeles area almost a year ago (watch it here). Fisker recently consolidated its operations in California (sorry, Michigan), a move ...

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    Geneva Preview: Fisker Karma's "advanced aluminum space frame"

    Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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 the automaker is going in the other direction and will be showing off the ...


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