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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

Coda Becomes Latest EV Start-Up to Short Circuit

By Matt Schmitz  on May 1, 2013

Los Angeles-based start-up Coda announced today that it is declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy and pulling the plug on its electric vehicle. The news echoes other recent high-profile struggles for EV start-ups like Aptera and perhaps most notably Fisker, which just… 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

Automakers to Scrap Thousands of Sandy-Damaged Cars

By Jennifer Geiger  on November 6, 2012

As East Coast dealerships continue to regroup after Hurricane Sandy, Bloomberg News is reporting that automakers will have to scrap around 15,000 storm-damaged new vehicles. Hurricane Sandy was the biggest Atlantic storm in U.S. history, causing at least 100 deaths… Read More

Fisker Delays Mass-Market Atlantic

By Joe Bruzek  on October 17, 2012

Production of Fisker's smaller Atlantic extended-range electric sedan has been pushed back to 2014 or 2015, according to a report from Reuters. Fisker planned the Atlantic to be a more affordable, mass-marketed luxury electric sedan, a follow-up to the expensive… 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