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AddHenrik Fisker: too many pure electric car models; Karma production re-starting "soon"

Is Fisker Automotive on the ropes? Listening to cofounder and executive chairman Henrik Fisker speak at the Economic Club of Chicago luncheon at the Chicago Auto Show this week, you certainly wouldn't think so. In an overwhelmingly optimistic speech, Fisker described his company's ethos and plan to sell green cars around the world.

AddFisker Karma production stoppage reaches 6 months, company claims "sufficient supply"

One result of the litany of problems that Fisker Automotive suffered in 2012 – floods, fires and recalls – was a production stoppage of the plug-in hybrid Karma that has already lasted six months. Fisker spokesman Roger Ormisher told AutoblogGreen that the delay was due to an attempt to renegotiate the Valmet production contract and A123 Systems's bankruptcy proceedings.

112Fisker seeks financial partner after "tough year"

After facing what could be charitably described as a terrible year, Fisker founder and Chairman Henrik Fisker admitted in a recent interview that his company is "actively engaged in conversations with potential strategic partners." Speaking with TheDetroitBureau.com, Fisker went on to say that he'd, "like to see if we can get something done next year."

41Fisker may one day build all-wheel plug-in hybrids and ... boats?

Guys like Henrik Fisker don't get to where they are by being modest.

24How 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.

56Tesla's Elon Musk calls Fisker Karma 'a mediocre product at a high price'

It is official: the gloves are off in the war of words between Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Fisker Automotive chief Henrik Fisker.

117Game on! Elon Musk calls Fisker Karma 'a mediocre product at a high price'

It is official: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Fisker Automotive chief Henrik Fisker are throwing jabs at each other, without wearing gloves or safety helmets! Okay, maybe it's not that exciting, but, for those interested in the egos and competition behind the new industry of luxury plug-ins, it's worth checking out.

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.

49Henrik 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 eponymous automobile company, which currently builds and sells the extended-range electric Karma.

27Leaked Fisker Atlantic documents reveal big production delay, specs

The Fisker Atlantic extended-range plug-in vehicle will start production about a year after its previously estimated mid-2013 date, Inside EVs blog reports, citing leaked company documents that were dated "a few weeks ago."

75Leaked Fisker Atlantic documents reveal big production delay, specs

The Fisker Atlantic extended-range plug-in vehicle will start production about a year after its previously estimated mid-2013 date, Inside EVs blog reports, citing leaked company documents that were dated "a few weeks ago."

54Justin Bieber chromes his Fisker Karma

While we normally don't care whether or not Justin Beiber wakes up and takes a breath each morning, it is unfortunate news when the teen pop idol is gifted a six-figure plug-in hybrid produced by one of the world's best designers, and then proceeds to wrap it in chrome, stick on some fuscia LEDs and drive it around on giant black wheels.

174Justin Bieber chromes his Fisker Karma

While we normally don't care whether or not Justin Bieber wakes up and takes a breath each morning, it is unfortunate news when the teen pop idol is gifted a six-figure plug-in hybrid produced by one of the world's best designers, and then proceeds to wrap it in chrome, stick on some fuscia LEDs and drive it around on giant black wheels.

1TRANSLOGIC's Guide To The New York Auto Show 2012

This year's New York Auto Show brought many new cars out of their secret design studios and into view, most for the very first time. The Viper returned and the Delorean Electric was priced, but below are the entries that caught our eyes most.

37Fisker Atlantic revealed, promises to be available to mortals someday [w/video]

Overheard at the reveal event for the Fisker Atlantic this evening: This is the car you buy your secretary.

21Fisker Atlantic revealed, promises to be available to mortals someday [w/video]

Overheard at the reveal event for the Fisker Atlantic this evening: This is the car you buy your secretary.

4In Detail: Fisker Karma

The idea that people could love a car purely for its design is the ethos of Fisker. "Make it work," Henrik Fisker said to his engineers over four years ago when he first showed the Fisker Karma in Detroit. Between then and now, the company has gone through a lot to get this vision on the road. The story is nowhere close to perfect, but they did stick to their word. No compromises of design.

60Ex-dealer alleges Fisker Karma pushed to market prematurely to meet DOE loan conditions *UPDATE

Fisker has found itself struggling with a range of technical issues shortly after the launch of the company's Karma extended-range EV, from faulty battery packs to pesky software updates. According to one former employee, that's no surprise. According to GigaOM, the worker in question reportedly left the company because of a push to get the production model out the door to satisfy Department of Energy loan requirements even though the early cars had a range of technical issues that still require

61Ex-dealer alleges Fisker Karma pushed to market prematurely to meet DOE loan conditions *UPDATE

Fisker has found itself struggling with a range of technical issues shortly after the launch of the company's Karma extended-range EV, from faulty battery packs to pesky software updates. According to one former employee, that's no surprise. According to GigaOM, the worker in question reportedly left the company because of a push to get the production model out the door to satisfy Department of Energy loan requirements even though the early cars had a range of technical issues that still require

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