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Fisker becomes Karma Automotive

No Mention Of Elux In New Website

Instead of adding the Elux name, the old Fisker is turning to its past with a name change to Karma Automotive.

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Got a Fisker Karma? Hack it for more driving options

Giving New Meaning To Plugging In

A Fisker Karma community site reveals how to turn on additional driving modes for the extended-range plug-in vehicle.

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Fisker looking to hire 37 at career fair this week

Wanxiang-Owned Plug-In Vehicle Maker Plans Comeback

Fisker looks to hire about three-dozen people starting this week for its new Southern California factory.

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New Fisker aiming for mid-2016 production Karma restart

Fisker intends to relaunch the updated Karma in 2016, and the company's goal is to have them ready by the middle of the year. They are being built at a new factory in Moreno Valley, CA.

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New Fisker ready to reopen in California?

No Word On When New Owner Wanxiang Will Start Making Cars

New incarnation of Fisker will open 556,000-square-foot factory east of Los Angeles.

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More signs of life at New Fisker; Karma owners offered repair deal

Karma Owners Can Get As Much As $5,000 Worth Of Repairs

Fisker Karma owners can get parts and service after company's new owners launch protection program.

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New Fisker teases Karma's return

A website for the new Fisker is teasing a big introduction in April 2015. It seems likely we are going to see the Elux Karma from the brand's new owner, Wanxiang.

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Lots of used, cheap-ish Fisker Karmas available right now

Most Priced in $50,000-60,000 Range

Plenty of Fisker Karma extended-range plug-in hybrids are there for the taking on the used car market ahead of 2016 relaunch.

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Fisker name dropped in favor of Elux, Karma relaunch pushed back

Wanxiang Now Rumored To Have New PHEV In 2016

New rumors says that Wanxiang will get rid of the Fisker name and replace it with Elux and that the Karma PHEV relaunch is being pushed back to 2016.

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Bob Lutz predicts Fisker-based VL Destino will world's fastest sedan [w/video]

Ever look at an EV or a dedicated hybrid and wonder what it'd be like with a conventional, high-output V8 under the hood instead of all those batteries and circuit boards? Bob Lutz and Gilbert Villareal did when it came to the Fisker Karma. The result is the Destino from VL Automotive – a vehicle that Lutz says could be the fastest

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Fisker, Quantum pairing up to relaunch Karma PHEV

Five Years Ago, These Companies Had A Similar Deal

The upcoming relaunched Fisker Karma will look a lot like the old one. Turns out, the brains of the car will share a lot with the old Karma as well.

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New Fisker Karma will look a lot like the old one

Fisker Automotive appears to be wrangling up its proverbial ducks and properly aligning them again after halting production nearly two years ago. After filing for bankruptcy, the Chinese company Wanxiang, like an angel made of money, scooped up the maker of the Karma range-extended electric sports

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Lutz's Fisker-based WM Destino caught in Death Valley testing with changes

New spy shots make it look like Bob Lutz's idea to convert the Fisker Karma into a fire-breathing sports sedan called the Destino might not be vaporware after all. Two of them were recently spotted testing in Death Valley sporting changes that make them appear closer than ever to actually going on sale.

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New Fisker Karma spare parts coming soon

It's easy to fall in love with the Fisker Karma based on looks alone. Figure in the luxury interior, electric drivetrain, and the convenience of the extended range, and it's hard to fault anyone who took the plunge and plunked down their hard-earned dollars for this swank green machine. Things go wrong, sure, as they do with any vehicle, but when the company goes bankrupt and you John Beltz Snyder

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New Fisker owner Wanxiang is a $23-billion-a-year auto parts company

If you thought early Fisker Karma buyers like celebrities Leonardo DiCaprio and Cee Lo Green had deep pockets, get a load of the company's new owners. China's Wanxiang Group, which earlier this year acquired the extended-range plug-in

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Fisker'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.

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New Fisker owner ready to go broke building EVs, challenging Tesla

Now this is the kind of fighting spirit we like to see. Lu Guanqiu is a Chinese billionaire who has visited the White House alongside Chinese president Hu Jintao in 2011. He's worth an estimated $3.1 billion. And he wants to take on Tesla Motors and other EV makers with his newly purchased company, Fisker Automotive.

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Destino's VL Automotive merges with GreenTech Automotive

Puts tiny MyCar and V8 sportscar under one roof

Here's a twist to the Fisker/Destino/MyCar stories we didn't see coming. WM Greentech (WMGTA), the company behind the struggling-but-not-dead-yet MyCar, has merged with VL Automotive, the company

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Fisker creditors want a repayment do-over

In February, the Chinese company Wanxiang won control of Fisker Automotive at a bankruptcy auction for a final bid of $149.2 million. The sale meant that Wanxiang would now have to deal with all of the creditors claiming that Fisker owed them money. Those individuals and groups Sebastian Blanco

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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

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New 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

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