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Fisker EMotion: EV with 640km range teased

The Fisker EMotion, the latest vehicle from the pen of Henrik Fisker, has been teased again on social media. The latest teaser photo shows the car's front profile, and follows on from earlier teasers that revealed the vehicle's front-end design, as well as its butterfly door arrangement, which is said to make for easier ingress and egress...

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Fisker previews new model with 'butterfly doors'
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Fisker previews new model with 'butterfly doors'

Henrik Fisker, the man behind the design of the Aston Martin DB9 and founder of the reborn Fisker Inc, has previewed an upcoming model from the electric car brand. On his Twitter profile, Henrik Fisker shared a teaser image of the new model, which features ‘butterfly’ doors - a design the entrepreneur says will make for better ingress and egress...


Fisker is back, planning world-changing EVs
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Fisker is back, planning world-changing EVs

A lapsed electric vehicle pioneer is back, and potentially in a big way. Henrik Fisker, whose eponymous electric car the Fisker Karma range-extender (pictured) sedan made waves a few years ago, has announced a decision to relaunch. Fisker Inc. has announced the brand rebirth will kick off with the development of a mystery all-electric premium vehicle featuring battery technology claimed to deliver a longer driving range than any existing EV...


Karma Revero 'revealed': Fisker-based plug-in to debut in September - video
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Karma Revero 'revealed': Fisker-based plug-in to debut in September - video

The 2017 Karma Revero has been revealed online, equipped with a solar roof that the company says can “create enough energy to power the car”. Known as Fisker Automotive in its troubled former life, Karma Automotive’s new model is largely identical to its donor, the original but still fresh-looking Fisker Karma - a car that that first debuted at the 2008 Detroit motor show...


Karma planning Chinese factory for 50,000 cars per year - reports
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Karma planning Chinese factory for 50,000 cars per year - reports

The Chinese company behind the Karma Automotive is planning to build a new factory with the capacity to churn out 50,000 vehicles per annum. Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal are both reporting that the Wanxiang Group has filed an application for an environmental impact review for a new factory in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, around 170km south-west of Shanghai...


Q and A with Henrik Fisker: The story behind America's newest car brand
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Q and A with Henrik Fisker: The story behind America's newest car brand

Henrik Fisker is an automotive veteran with what you could only call an eclectic back catalog. The Dane is many things to many people. Brash, bold, a man with contrasting visions...  Ten minutes with him is enough to understand why. For those late to the party, Fisker designed poster-worthy cars such as the BMW Z8 and Aston Martin DB9, and then went out on his own and started an eponymous electric car brand during the infancy of Tesla...


Henrik Fisker teases new American-made supercar
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Henrik Fisker teases new American-made supercar

Henrik Fisker, the man behind the styling of Aston Martin’s DB9 and V8 Vantage, along with his own Fisker brand - recently reborn under new management as Karma - has announced plans for another new motoring venture. This latest plan, which follows the unveiling of the Aston-based Thunderbolt earlier this year, will see the Danish designer team up with an unnamed American partner on a new supercar called the Force 1...


Fisker cancels Thunderbolt production plans, Aston Martin drops lawsuit
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Fisker cancels Thunderbolt production plans, Aston Martin drops lawsuit

Aston Martin has dropped all legal action against its former design director, Henrik Fisker, regarding his Thunderbolt concept, with the latter cancelling any production plans for the car. If you like the look of the Fisker-designed, Vanquish-based Thunderbolt keep staring, because this is probably the closest you'll ever come to owning one, now that all production plans are off the table...


Aston Martin sues Fisker over Thunderbolt design study
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Aston Martin sues Fisker over Thunderbolt design study

Aston Martin has begun legal proceedings against Henrik Fisker regarding his Thunderbolt concept car. The company announced, via a statement sent out to media outlets, that it had "filed a lawsuit [against Henrik Fisker] in the state of California to protect its valuable trade marks, designs and intellectual property rights"...


Fisker Karma to be rebranded Elux Karma, delayed until 2016 - report
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Fisker Karma to be rebranded Elux Karma, delayed until 2016 - report

The Chinese company that bought Fisker out of bankruptcy is reportedly planning on rebranding its flagship vehicle as the Elux Karma. According to a Reuters report, Wanxiang is planning to ditch the Fisker name in favour of a new brand, Elux. This move will see the plug-in hybrid Fisker Karma sedan rebadged as the Elux Karma...


Henrik Fisker to return to LA auto show with Rocket muscle car
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Henrik Fisker to return to LA auto show with Rocket muscle car

Henrik Fisker will return to the motor show spot light with the new Rocket muscle car at the Los Angeles auto show next week. Co-developed with Galpin Auto Sports, the Rocket will feature a carbon fibre body and is claimed to be the "ultimate American muscle car". Aside from those two little nuggets of information, as well as the sketch above, the two parties haven't revealed much more about their new venture...


New Fisker owner prepared to go broke attempting to make company a success
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New Fisker owner prepared to go broke attempting to make company a success

The billionaire who rescued once-bankrupt plug-in hybrid car maker Fisker says he’s prepared to go broke attempting to make the company a success. Chairman and founder of China’s Wanxiang Group Corp., Lu Guanqui, told Bloomberg he was determined to see The New Fisker build cars in the US and China and sell them around the world after purchasing the company for US$149...


Wanxiang Group wins Fisker auction with $164.8 million bid
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Wanxiang Group wins Fisker auction with $164.8 million bid

Fisker Automotive is on the cusp of being handed over to the Wanxiang Group after the Chinese multinational won an auction for the premium plug-in hybrid car maker with a bid of US$149.2 million ($164.8 million). Industry journal Automotive News reports the winning bid by the Hangzhou-based Wanxiang Group – China’s largest automotive components supplier – came after three days and 19 rounds of bidding against Hybrid Tech Holdings...


Fisker Automotive files for bankruptcy
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Fisker Automotive files for bankruptcy

Fisker Automotive has officially filed for bankruptcy on the back of the Californian car maker's sale to investment group Hybrid Technology. After several attempts to rescue the company, Fisker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday afternoon, with Hybrid Tech Holdings stepping in to purchase its debts...


Fisker loan up for sale after missed payments
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Fisker loan up for sale after missed payments

The US Department of Energy is trying to unload repayments of the loan it granted electric car maker Fisker Automotive following the company's failure to repay federal loans of US$168 million ($178 million). Fisker won a US$528 million ($559 million) loan from the Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicles manufacturing loan program in 2009, of which only $192 million ($203 million) had been drawn down before it started defaulting on payments...


Fisker on verge of filing for bankruptcy: report
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Fisker on verge of filing for bankruptcy: report

Luxury plug-in hybrid carmaker Fisker Automotive looks set to file for bankruptcy protection in the US as soon as this week, according to latest reports. Under pressure from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to re-pay nearly US$200 million ($190 million) in federal government loans it received back in 2009, Reuters reports that Fisker Automotive has had attorneys draw up bankruptcy documents to file for Chapter 11 of the United States Code in the coming days...


Fisker co-founder walks out on company
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Fisker co-founder walks out on company

The executive chairman and co-founder of Fisker Automotive, Henrik Fisker, has walked out on the embattled electric car maker following "several major disagreements" with the company's management board. Danish-born Fisker (above), who founded the plug-in hybrid business with Bernhard Koehler in 2007, confirmed his departure in a statement sent to UK publication Autocar...