We were hoping our friend Jim Motavalli had dug up a gem when he wrote at BNET that Fisker Automotive would be providing "test cars to journalists as early as October." We tried to get confirmation, but Fisker spokesman Russel Datz crushed our hopes by saying, "We haven't announced anything." Still, these drives will need to come soon, especially if Fisker wants to hit the sales targets Datz gave Motavalli during his visit to Fisker HQ in Irvine, CA.
The Fisker Karma has completed its tour across the U.S. and surprisingly, it made the entire trip without either the buying public nor journalists getting behind the wheel for even a single moment. As The Detroit News reports and we concur, the Karma has been delayed once again and is now scheduled to begin rolling off the assembly line in eight months with the debut slated for mid-2011 (well, maybe). Anyways, we find it odd that nobody outside of the company has had any real seat time in the Ka
In Wilmington, Delaware this morning, Governor Jack Markell was joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Henrik Fisker (seen at right) for the official announcement about the purchase of General Motors' closed plant there. Fisker will re-tool the plant to build a new, more affordable plug-in hybrid sedan to slot in below its more luxurious Karma. The goal is to have the model sell for under $40,000 after federal tax credits.
With his company about to announce its first U.S. plant in Delaware, CEO Henrik Fisker was in high spirits and high demand at last week's Business of Plugging In conference in Detroit. We were able to pull the busy man aside for a few minutes to ask for more information on how his company plans to make money – will they really find 5,000+ people willing to pay $89,000 for the Karma plug-in hybrid? – and how the unusual development path that the Karma has been on has been good for the
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