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Can Bob Lutz and the Chinese Save Fisker?

By Kelsey Mays on May 28, 2013


If Bob Lutz is winding down, you wouldn't know it. The cigar-chomping former GM product chief is responsible, at least in part, for a host of cars you see on the road today — among them the Chevrolet Camaro, the… Read More

Can Bob Lutz and the Chinese Save Fisker?

By Kelsey Mays on May 28, 2013

If Bob Lutz is winding down, you wouldn't know it. The cigar-chomping former GM product chief is responsible, at least in part, for a host of cars you see on the road today — among them the Chevrolet Camaro, the… Read More

Plug-in Cars: Where Can You Buy Them?

By Kelsey Mays on May 24, 2013

Thursday’s pricing announcement for the Chevrolet Spark EV likely piqued some interest on the West Coast, but chances are few others gave it much attention. GM will sell the all-electric hatchback only in California and Oregon; the automaker has announced… Read More

Fisker Edges Closer to Bankruptcy as New Details Emerge

By Kelsey Mays on April 26, 2013

The travails continue for Anaheim, Calif.-based Fisker. Executives at the struggling plug-in-vehicle maker met with Congress Wednesday, and new details emerged on Fisker's government dealings. It goes like this. The U.S. Department of Energy approved $529 million in low-interest loans… Read More

Fisker Lays Off 75% of Workforce as Bankruptcy Looms

By Kelsey Mays on April 8, 2013

Leonardo DiCaprio may love his Fisker Karma, but the California automaker is listing like the Titanic. Less than a month after founder Henrik Fisker quit, the boutique car company laid off some 160 employees, the Detroit News reports, as it… Read More

Fisker's Savior Could Come From China

By Jennifer Geiger on February 18, 2013

Start-up plug-in car company Fisker Automotive may have started in Anaheim, Calif., but the troubled automaker's operations could be moving to China. According to USA Today, Fisker is interested in selling a controlling stake of the company, and an interested party… Read More

Recall Alert: 2012 Fisker Karma

By Jennifer Geiger on August 27, 2012

Boutique hybrid-car maker Fisker is recalling 1,377 model-year 2012 versions of the Karma four-seat plug-in hybrid due to problems with the engine cooling fan, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the affected vehicles, which were built from… Read More

Daily News Briefs: June 14, 2012

By Colin Bird on June 14, 2012

More details have emerged on the potential Saab asset sell, according to Automotive News. The deal, devised by a Japan-Hong Kong partnership, so far only includes the purchasing rights to the current Saab 9-3 vehicle and a platform Saab was… Read More

Recall Alert: 2012 Fisker Karma

By Jennifer Geiger on June 4, 2012

Fisker is recalling 19 model-year 2012 versions of its Karma plug-in hybrid/electric sedan due to a coolant leak, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is an expansion of a December 2011 recall that involved 239 Fisker Karmas.… Read More

Daily News Briefs: May 21, 2012

By Colin Bird on May 21, 2012

After saying it would cease buying ads on Facebook, GM dropped a bigger advertising bombshell Friday when it announced it will not participate in next year's Super Bowl advertising, according to Bloomberg. Joel Ewanick (pictured), GM's chief marketing officer, said… Read More

Fisker Defends Karma in Garage Fire

By Jennifer Geiger on May 15, 2012

Investigators believe a garage fire in Sugar Land, Texas, was caused by a Fisker Karma, but they are unable to pinpoint the exact source. Last week, an ex-GM engineer agreed; Jon Bereisa told Automotive News that a design flaw with… Read More