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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.
Tell the truth: if you were a Floridian with a Mercedes, a handgun, and an assault rifle in your car, what would you most like to do with your time? Drive like a dick and terrorize families in other cars? Of course! How about shooting yourself in the leg? Why not — according to NBC-2 in Florida, this guy did!
How do you deal with hackers that are dead-set on making everyone’s GTA Online experience awful? You return the favor by making their life a living hell, too.
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.
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!
Lu Guanqiu, the Chinese owner of Fisker and the man that pledged to go bankrupt to beat Tesla, says that a new Fisker model is coming in three years, but only after production of the Karma resumes.
This dash cam'ed car and Porsche Cayenne appear to be provoking each other somewhere on the streets of Moldova. But when the Porsche tries to out-asshole the car with the camera, he deals himself a face-full of "nope."
“My ethics told me I had to leave. I had to follow ethical standards. I still love the company. It was my life.” Henrik Fisker sounded angry about what had been going on, but he refused to say much beyond that by way of specifics. What is clear, though, is that past few months have been rougher for the company that…
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.
Fisker took time to respond to the Fisker Karma fire we exclusively first reported this weekend. They agree with our analysis that the fire probably wasn't battery related.
A Fisker Karma hybrid-electric luxury sedan set itself on fire earlier this evening as the owner went to purchase groceries, Jalopnik has exclusively learned. The cause of the fire is unknown but photos show extensive damage to the front left quadrant of the car.
Despite past recalls, your Fisker Karma may still be trying to set you on fire. Fisker is recalling 19 Karmas for improperly-mounted hose clamps, just like they did last year.
Fisker's hybrid-electric Karma is being blamed for a house fire in Sugar Land, Texas that occurred last week. Three minutes after the owner pulled into his garage, his electric luxury sedan burst into flames, torching his two other cars and a sizable chunk of his house.
The lovers of indecipherable circular symbology at Consumer Reports don't do the whole "give us free cars to maybe write about" thing. They went out and bought a $107,000 Fisker Karma range-extended electric car to test. It promptly broke down for reasons no one has explained. This follows photos of a possibly broken…