When China’s Wanxiang Group purchased the corpse of Fisker Automotive back in 2014, the company came across as damn near obsessed with hatching a plan to revive the ill-fated Karma. As of this month, those plans finally seem to be firming up: Wanxiang has been approved to build a new factory to produce up to 50,000…
For years I held one thing dear: that perfection was attainable, as evidenced by the Aston Martin DB9.
Henrik Fisker’s car, the EMotion, is named—I think—because it’s supposed to be an electric car that will move. And also will probably make you feel things. It’s Fisker’s first official stab at re-entering the market after the Fisker Karma, and his to-do list sounds oddly similar to another startup electric carmaker’s.
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, the famed automotive designer behind the gorgeous lines of the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and V8 Vantage, and the late Fisker Karma, is going to take a stab at the luxury electric vehicle market—again. Let’s all just wipe the slate clean and start fresh, because you can do that when you’re a rich, famous…
The Chinese company that bought bankrupt Fisker, Wanxiang, made a crucial decision when it came to resurrecting the Karma: the basic exterior design would be left pretty much the same. I think this was a pretty smart idea, since the look of the car was never the problem: the crappy build quality, the cramped interior,…
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…
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.
When you hear the name Beechcraft, if you think of anything at all, you probably think of small airplanes. What’s less known is that in 1946 Beechcraft once considered building a car, a radically advanced car that could have been the Tesla of its time. That time never came.
What’s up between Henrik Fisker and Aston Martin these days? Drama, man. Drama.
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.
Remember the Fisker car company? Talented designer selling sleek electric cars for $100,000 each until a battery recall – among other things – bankrupted the outfit? Well the Chinese auto parts empire Wanxiang bought them last year, and reportedly just bought 555,670 square feet of California to resume production.
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.
[Looks like The New Fisker is gearing up for launch this month. Or it's another horrible April Fool's joke.]
Fisker's Chinese owners are still promising to resurrect the Karma, but now it'll be around $25,000 more expensive, won't arrive until next year, and will get a new name, banishing poor Henrik for good.
Henrik Fisker is back in action after the fall of his namesake and the launch of the 725-hp, carbon fiber-bodied Galpin Rocket. So what's next? A design for De Tomaso, the defunct sports car company that – last we checked – still didn't have a pulse.
It's funny, but if you found me the auto show, grabbed my arm, stared into my eyes and told me that I'd see a carbon-fiber Mustang that I'd like, I probably wouldn't have believed you. But you know what? I think you'd have been right, thanks to the Galpin-Fisker Rocket. Now let go of my arm.