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…
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.
“Don’t park like an asshole.” Yea, well, dragging a parked car across a parking lot when it’s not in neutral is also being an asshole. In this video, anarchy prevails.
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 …
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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…
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.
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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!
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…