The Fisker Karma went through hell and is now back again, this time spun off separate of its designer’s company as its own thing called Karma Automotive. It was bad before, and reports indicate it is, yeah, still bad.
Fisker is back with a car they are extremely adamant is not an updated version of the car that put them out of business years ago. Fisker’s old cars might have been flawed, but they were gorgeous. We all wanted them to be good. The new one is, hm, less so.
Henrik Fisker, from whose pen flowed the beautiful lines of the Aston Martin DB9 and V8 Vantage, the BMW Z8 and the Fisker Karma (RIP sorta), announced earlier this month that he would start up a new electric car company. Today, he took to Twitter and showed us this sleek profile of a car with up-swingy doors.
The Fisker Karma looked like a car that had everything together, which was a facade for terrible build quality and impending bankruptcy. The company that bought Fisker Automotive vowed to keep the look of the Karma, and they did with the slightly updated Karma Revero. It’s just a lot more expensive.
Last week, we covered the reborn Fisker Karma (now the Karma Revero) re-introduction, and there was one detail in that reveal I don’t think I paid enough attention to: the solar roof. Karma says it will “create enough energy to power the car.” That’s bullshit, but many sites are reporting it not just as true but …
Reincarnated Karma Automotive, from the fiery ashes of Fisker Automotive, knows that if Plan A doesn’t work, you resort to Plan B. Which is why this time around, instead of just selling its cars through franchised dealers like it has done previously, it will also introduce a direct sales model like Tesla has done. Can…
We’re not thrown by the camouflaging. Ain’t no amount of stripey paint can hide the low-slung stance and wide body of the new Karma. There is no mistaking those thin tail lights.
Last month we reported that Kip Ewing, one of the top people responsible for the Ford GT, had dipped out of the program, but we didn’t know where he was headed. Now we know that he went to rebuild Fisker at a company now called Karma.
I had this coming. There’s no question about that. I went to Sid’s home, drove his (mostly) wonderful cars, and ate his bagels. And, after we made our first Citroën C6/Fisker Karma comparison video, we made another one where, basically, I bitched about the Fisker like a crazy man. I sort of hoped Sid wouldn’t see that…
You know, that headline’s not really fair. The video is actually 96 seconds, and there’s way, way more wrong with the Fisker Karma. Still, if you can spare an extra six seconds, it’s not a bad start.
This week’s Jason Drives is a little bit different than normal, in that I don’t drive anything that’s genuinely absurd and/or trying to murder me. I’m not going to lie to you, it feels weird. Real weird.
The New Fisker has launched right on time, promising a support program for both original and new owners, a couple dozen “providers”, and an upgrade program. Also, a customer service line that doesn’t seem to work.
Fisker's new owner is committed – no, obsessed – with bringing the Karma back to life, and the first step isn't outlining a cohesive business strategy or securing a new production facility or releasing details about how it's fixed the original car. Nope. It's a new website. Welcome to TheNewFisker.com!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Ever wanted a Fisker Karma? Feeling undeterred by the company's failure, political problems and probable bankruptcy? Now's your chance, as used Karmas are now selling for less than half of what they went for new.
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…