Fisker Is Back, I Hope They Don't Screw It Up This Time

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 4/23/14 9:30am Yesterday 9:30am

Fisker Finally Finds A Home After Drawn Out Auction Process

The seemingly never-ending saga of the bankruptcy and subsequent sale of Fisker Automotive looks like it finally has an end. After 19 rounds of bidding over two days, dark-horse suitor Wanxiang Group has acquired the destitute hybrid auto maker. » 2/15/14 9:45am 2/15/14 9:45am

Bankrupt Fisker Paid Its Executives Handsomely To Not Build Cars

After a long, messy saga that included federal loans, hurricanes, fires, and taxpayers being out $139 million, Fisker Automotive finally declared bankruptcy in November. The good news is that Fisker executives were still doing great, right up until the end, even though no new cars had been built since 2012. » 12/11/13 2:00pm 12/11/13 2:00pm

Shotgun-Wielding Naked Man Trashes Fisker, Other Fancy Cars In Houston

Fisker hasn't had many good days in the last, I don't know, 18 months or so, but this past weekend was an especially rough one for the beleaguered company. First they file for bankruptcy, then a naked man trashes one in Houston with a shotgun. » 11/25/13 9:04am 11/25/13 9:04am

U.S. Taxpayers Out $139 Million As Fisker Files For Bankruptcy

Fisker, the perennially-challenged but incredibly innovative hybrid car manufacturer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. No, it technically hadn't before, despite suspending operations. And no, this might not be the end of the company. Maybe. Hopefully. » 11/24/13 10:10am 11/24/13 10:10am

Bob Lutz Offers Fisker Karma Owners Some V8 Engines

For all of the Fisker Karma owners who are tired of feeling like they're driving around in something people point and laugh, there is a solution in the form of an engine out of a Corvette. Because that just makes everything better. » 10/20/13 9:20am 10/20/13 9:20am

Fisker's Bloated, Debt-Ridden Carcass Is Up For Auction

Wanna buy the remains of a failed car company that owes the federal government $168 million? You probably don't! But if you do for some reason, then you might just get your chance on Friday. Fisker's assets are being auctioned off by the government to try and recover some of its green loan money. » 10/08/13 5:13pm 10/08/13 5:13pm

Could The Fisker Karma Be Our Generation's DeLorean?

Ever since this weird Men's Wearhouse ad aired during the season premiere of "Breaking Bad," I haven't been able to get it out of my head. Not because of the bad '80s suit, but because of the car meant to reprsent the "millennial" generation. » 9/19/13 2:30am 9/19/13 2:30am

Ze Germans Want To Buy Fisker For $25 Million

Fisker Automotive, which spent about $1.4 billion (including $193 million in taxpayer money), has a new suitor in a German investment company Fritz Nois AG. They reportedly just made an offer of $25 million for the quasi-bankrupt company. » 8/20/13 2:00pm 8/20/13 2:00pm

The Fisker Karma Gets Some Strange Product Placement In Paranoia

Things aren't looking too great for ol' Fisker these days. They haven't built a car in more than a year, laid off nearly all their employees, are seeking a possible Chinese buyer, and remain nearly $200 million in the hole to U.S. taxpayers. The good news is that the Karma will live on forever in film! » 7/23/13 12:10pm 7/23/13 12:10pm

Cars You Didn't Know About– the Fisker Tramonto

Yes, Fisker made cars before the four door Karma. The time when the company was just a small starting bespoke design firm in Orange County, CA, and was named Fisker Coachbuild. The unique Tramonto, one of the two models ever manufactured by Fisker Coachbuild, shares design cues from the BMW Z8–after all, they were both … » 7/10/13 9:12am 7/10/13 9:12am

The Difference Between Government ‘Green Car’ Loan Spin And Reality

The Energy Department's rosy website claims the government's Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan program has "created or saved" 37,000 jobs. A Jalopnik analysis of the current states of the five companies involved shows that this number is technically true, but not the way the government tells it. » 7/02/13 2:28pm 7/02/13 2:28pm

How Fisker Blew $1.4 Billion And Lost $35,000 On Each Car

Just how bad were things at Fisker before they ceased production, laid off their staff and got hauled before Congress over all the money they borrowed? Much worse than you might have imagined, according to a new special report from Reuters. » 6/17/13 3:56pm 6/17/13 3:56pm

56% Of Carmakers Who Asked For Government 'Green' Loans Are Dead

What do Carbon Motors' BMW-powered police car, Aptera Motors' electric three wheeler, and Fisker's luxury sedan have in common? Two things: they asked the government for loans, and they're dead, as are more than half of the car companies who sought loans, according to documents obtained via a Freedom of Information Act … » 6/03/13 12:33pm 6/03/13 12:33pm

Is This Proof The New Lincoln MKS Is Going To Be Mustang-Based?

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 5/29/13 9:24am 5/29/13 9:24am

GM Exec Who Called Global Warming A 'Crock Of Shit' Wants Fisker

Fiskers are efficient luxury hybrids. Former GM Exec Bob Lutz didn't like that, so he had the hybrid system ripped out, threw in a supercharged V8, and the VL Destino was born. Now, with Fisker doing poorly, VL has reportedly put in a bid to buy the company. V8 Karmas for everyone! » 5/21/13 4:02pm 5/21/13 4:02pm

Meet The 'Inflatable Car' Inventor Suing The U.S. For $675 Million

The U.S government's green car program has been under scrutiny with the recent failure of two of the companies that received the loan, including coverage of a $675 million lawsuit by an inventor claiming he was denied funding for his inflatable electric car company because of politics. What hasn't gotten much scrutiny… » 5/15/13 2:13pm 5/15/13 2:13pm

How You Should Feel About Fisker Depending On Your Political Views

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today took turns alternately hammering or defending the U.S. Department of Energy's loans to sinking hybrid manufacturer Fisker Automotive. Not much was revealed about Fisker's current status, but there was plenty of what Congress is best at: partisan… » 4/24/13 7:04pm 4/24/13 7:04pm