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This Flood-Damaged Fisker Karma Is Just Begging For An Engine Swap 26
Apr
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Fisker, Fisker Karma, VLF on 04 26th, 2017


The hybrid powertrain may (or may not) be all well and fine, but the real beauty of the Fisker Karma is in its design. Swap that powertrain out for a good-old fashioned American V8 (as VLF does) and you've got a winning package on your hands. And this one here might just be prime for the swap job.
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Karma Revero Launches With Familiar Styling And Some Key Changes 9
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Fisker Karma, Galleries, Hybrids, Karma, Karma Revero, new cars on 09 9th, 2016


The Karma Revero has been officially unveiled in the U.S., bringing to an end the will-it-won't-it-relaunch drama which has been ongoing since the original Fisker Karma died in 2013.
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Karma Revero Heading To Europe In Late 2018 29
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Fisker Karma, Hybrids, Karma, Karma Revero, Reports on 08 29th, 2016


The Karma Revero is set to arrive on European shores in late 2018, says the firm's chief revenue officer.
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Karma Revero Breaks Cover With A Solar Roof Big Enough To Power It 11
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Fisker Karma, Karma, Karma Revero, Karma Videos, new cars, PHEV, video on 08 11th, 2016


The reborn Karma Automotive will go after the big boys in the segment with its first model: the Revero.
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Karma Automotive Eyes EV Production In China With New Plant 8
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in china, Fisker Karma, Karma, Reports on 08 8th, 2016


One of the latest players to join the battle in the electric vehicle segment, Karma Automotive, has fallen for the world's largest auto market – China.
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VL Automotive Rebranded ‘VLF’; V8-Powered Fisker Karma Still Coming 11
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Corvette, Fisker, Fisker Karma on 01 11th, 2016


VL Automotive, the company promising to produce a V8-powered Fisker Karma, has just been renamed VLF.
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Fisker Automotive Becomes Karma Automotive, Gets New Logo 30
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Fisker, Fisker Karma, Karma, Reports on 09 30th, 2015


When planing a comeback, it's always a good idea to start fresh and get a name that's more relevant to the industry's current landscape.
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Fisker Set To Begin Production; Leases Manufacturing Location In Southern California 14
Aug
Posted by Andrei Nedelea in Fisker, Fisker Karma, Reports on 08 14th, 2015


Fisker has officially signed the lease deal for the 555,670 square-foot plant in Moreno Valley, California. Production is expected to commence in mid-2016 and it will apparently be the first manufacturing operation of any significance in the area.
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Fisker Appoints Former Chevy Volt Chief As Its Latest CEO 15
Aug
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Fisker, Fisker Karma, GM, Kurt, News on 08 15th, 2012

Tony Posawatz, with the E-Flex Fuel Cell prototype – image: GM Corp

Last February, Fisker Automotive appointed former Chrysler boss Tom LaSorda as its new CEO. The move was considered a positive sign by many, as LaSorda is a well respected automotive industry professional with all the contacts that a young automaker like Fisker needs to grow to the next level.

Now comes word from Green Car Reports that LaSorda’s days at the helm of Fisker will soon be coming to a close. On Tuesday, Fisker announced the appointment of former GM executive Tony Posawatz as its new CEO, a move that caught many in the industry by surprise. As the former head of the Chevy Volt program, Posawatz brings a unique and highly specialized background with him. In fact, he’s probably the only auto industry executive (aside from Henrik Fisker) with experience in developing, building and marketing a range-extended electric vehicle.

Like the Chevy Volt, the Fisker Karma is an electric car. When the batteries are depleted in either model, a gasoline-fueled engine powers a generator, supplying the needed electricity to the motors and battery. Unlike conventional electric cars, which have only a limited range and then require a long recharge cycle, the Volt and Karma can be driven as long as there’s gas in the tank (or charge in the batteries).

LaSorda, who will be leaving Fisker, reportedly was positive about Posawatz’s hiring. This much is clear: Fisker is an automaker that’s struggling to survive, faced with challenges like insufficient funding and a series of mysterious (and unexplained) vehicle fires. Perhaps LaSorda knew he wasn’t the man to right the ship, but the question remains: can Posawatz move the company forward?



Video: Justin Bieber Rolls Up In Outlandish Chrome Fisker Karma for a Milkshake 11
Apr
Posted by Darryl in Automotive, Fisker, Fisker Karma, Justin Bieber, video, Vinyl wrap on 04 11th, 2012

TMZ recently captured Justin Bieber rolling up to a Chick-fil-a drive-through in his new super-flashy Chrome-wrapped Fisker Karma. Reportedly, Justin and his sweetheart Selena Gomez were in the media-attention-getter Fisker Karma to grab some food and a milkshake.

Not only did Biebz get this Fisker Karma for his 18th birthday live on the Ellen DeGeneres show last month, but he had to take it to a new level off of the charts by wrapping it in Chrome along with some illegal window tinting and fuchsia lighting effects.

Hit up the video below to see Biebz rollin… flashy!



Fisker Karma Production Begins 24
Mar
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Extended Range Electric Vehicle, Fisker, Fisker Karma, hybrid, News, Serial Hybrid on 03 24th, 2011

Image: Fisker Automotive

The Chevrolet Volt will soon relinquish its title as the sole production serial hybrid automobile, as Fisker has announced the start of Karma production. The cars will be built by manufacturer Valmet Automotive, the Finnish automaker who produces the Cayman and Boxster under license from Porsche. Plans are to launch the car simultaneously in the U.S. and the E.U., with initial deliveries beginning in April. To ensure consistent quality of production models, Fisker will ramp up the manufacturing volume slowly; in fact, only 7,000 Karmas are expected to be delivered worldwide in 2011.

The stylish sedan starts at $88,000 in the U.S. market, but has more than good looks to back up the asking price. Like the Volt, the Karma is considered an “extended range EV”; in other words, when the 20 kW lithium ion batteries are depleted, an on-board gasoline engine fires up to power a generator and provide additional range. Power goes to the dual electric motors mounted in the rear of the car, which are good for a combined output of 403 horsepower. The Karma has a battery-powered top speed of 95 miles per hour, and does the zero to one hundred kph (62 mph) sprint in 7.9 seconds. In Hybrid Sport mode (which presumably supplements power from the batteries with power from the generator), the zero to one hundred kph time drops to 5.9 seconds, with the top speed improving to 125 miles per hour. The combined battery and generator range is said to be 300 miles, based on a full battery charge and a full tank of gas.

Source: Carscoop



Fisker Karma Rumored To Begin Production In March 20
Jan
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Fisker, Fisker Karma, Geneva Motor Show, hybrid, News, Plug-in Hybrid on 01 20th, 2011

A Fisker Karma prototype, showing rooftop solar array. Image: Steve Jurvetson

Remember the Fisker Karma? The plug in hybrid sport sedan that was going to revolutionize the automotive industry? The one that’s been in development for years, but only recently displayed a “production-ready” version at last year’s Paris Auto Show? Despite a history steeped in missed deadlines, Fisker spokesman Russell Datz recently told PlugInCars.com that production would kick off in March. That’s odd, because the fledgling automaker chose not to exhibit at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, arguably the most important event on the North American auto show circuit. If I was ready for prime time with my game-changing hybrid sedan, I’d want as many people as possible to know about it.

Fisker has also announced a deal with China Grand Automotive Group, who will be in charge of Chinese sales and distribution of the Karma. The cars are allegedly going to hit Chinese dealers in April, which is a suspiciously short time after production begins to have inventory ready for export. I’m going out on a limb here, but I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if the March production start or the April Chinese market launch get delayed by a few months. We’ll know more in March, as Fisker supposedly has plans to exhibit the Karma at the Geneva Motor Show.

Source: Autoevolution







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