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 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.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk denies recall needed following Model S fires
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says there “definitely won’t be a recall” of its Model S electric vehicle, despite a report that a third car has caught fire.
Musk denied allegations the Tesla Model S was facing similar problems as the Fisker Karma hybrid car. “We’re about five times less likely to have a fire than an average gasoline car,” Musk told a conference in New York.
He also said the media’s reaction to Model S fires has been “extremely inaccurate and unreasonable”.
The sporty and elegant Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid is finally on sale in the US, and the EPA has given it an official fuel consumption rating of 4.5L/100km. The Fisker Karma is also capable of being driven under electric power alone for 52km.
It's been a fairly long birth for the Fisker Karma, but it's finally on the market in the US. Fisker has plans to ramp up production operations and plans to deliver many pre-ordered Karmas to customers throughout the rest of this year.