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

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

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

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

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

Fisker Lawsuits Pile Up While Ex-Employees Leak Aborted 2014 Updates

Even though Fisker Automotive is basically screwed six days to Sunday with layoffs, lawsuits and a probable bankruptcy on the horizon, their problems are just beginning. Example: even more lawsuits because they can't pay their bills. » 4/18/13 12:47pm 4/18/13 12:47pm

Why Is There A Disguised Fisker Karma Driving Around?

There's really only two things you can tell when you see a disguised test car out on a street: A. It comes from a company that makes or plans to make cars and B. It's a design that's disguised because we're not supposed to know about it yet. This disguised Fisker Karma breaks both of those rules. » 4/15/13 3:39pm 4/15/13 3:39pm

The Entire Fisker PR Team And Other Fisker Employees Will Be Laid Off…

We just got word that the entire Fisker PR team, as well as numerous other employees, will be laid off as of 8:00 AM PST today. This confirms our earlier guess that no one on the PR team was answering our calls because they no longer had a PR team. » 4/05/13 10:45am 4/05/13 10:45am

Is The Answer To Fisker's Woes The Most Obvious One?

We all know Fisker's in trouble. There's fires, less-than-stellar performance, an interior the size of a Geo Metro, build quality that has a real Pyongyang sort of charm, and, of course, a crippling lack of money. But holy crap is that a pretty car. The company can save her, and all they have to do is completely turn… » 4/02/13 3:00pm 4/02/13 3:00pm

The Horribly Ironic Reason Why 338 Fisker Karmas Were Destroyed

When we exclusively reported on dozens of Fisker Karmas being destroyed by water and flames during Superstorm Sandy, we didn't yet have a full picture of just how bad the damage to the luxury hybrid brand was. » 1/03/13 9:00am 1/03/13 9:00am

Fisker Halts Karma Production After Running Out Of Batteries

You can sell toys with a "batteries not included" stipulation, but apparently that won't fly with electric cars; especially not a $100,000 ride like the Fisker Karma. So Fisker is suspending production of its luxury plug-in hybrids because its battery manufacturer filed for bankruptcy. » 11/30/12 9:30am 11/30/12 9:30am

Three Toyota Prius Hybrids Also Burned In Fisker Karma Port Fire

Last week we Jalopnik was the first to report on more than a dozen Fisker Karmas catching fire and burning to the ground in a New Jersey Port overrun by Superstorm Sandy's storm surge. We've now learned that three Toyota Prii burned in a separate incident at the same port. » 11/05/12 3:30pm 11/05/12 3:30pm

More Than A Dozen Fisker Karma Hybrids Caught Fire And Exploded In New …

Approximately 16 of the $100,000+ Fisker Karma extended-range luxury hybrids were parked in Port Newark, New Jersey last night when water from Hurricane Sandy's storm surge apparently breached the port and submerged the vehicles. As Jalopnik has exclusively learned, the cars then caught fire and burned to the ground. » 10/30/12 8:27pm 10/30/12 8:27pm

Battery Maker That Received $249 Million From Obama Administration…

A123 Systems, the company that builds the batteries for the Fisker Karma and for the upcoming Chevy Spark EV, has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection, according to court documents. This is a major blow for the Obama administration, which has invested heavily in green energy with other companies like Solyndra… » 10/16/12 9:15am 10/16/12 9:15am

Is Mitt Romney Correct That Tesla Motors And Fisker Are Failures?

In case you hadn't heard, last night was the first of three debates for the upcoming presidential election. While Mitt Romney and Barack Obama butted heads over the economy, a very notable quotable came up from Romney regarding government loans to the greener part of the auto industry. » 10/04/12 4:30pm 10/04/12 4:30pm