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

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… » 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

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… » 6/03/13 12:33pm 6/03/13 12:33pm