Archive for Category: "Fisker"
Things have gone from bad to worse as troubled Fisker lays off 75 percent of its employees last Friday. Roughly 210 employees were sent packing without warning or without a paycheck for the next 60 days, as called for by federal law. The WARN act forbids a company from laying off a large number of [...]
The ultimate green supercar will soon be voluntarily recalled once again. This time around, the problem doesn’t directly involve the car’s battery pack but instead, its cooling system. On certain models, the low temperature cooling fan have suffered from a manufacturing defect that could result in a vehicle fire. The flaw could cause a direct short in the wiring [...]
Another day, another tease for the next auto show. This latest information comes from Fisker, purveyors of such hardware as the Karma. While no real information has been given, beyond this rough silhouette sketch, the new car (dubbed Nina) will be a plug-in hybrid in the vein of the current Karma. Fisker tells us that the new car will be unveiled [...]
Recently, the automotive evaluation experts at Consumer Reports got their hands on the $100,000 electric car for the people otherwise known as the Fisker Karma. Besides basic testing, the main reason for the exam was to put the throttle to the floor to what happens when you hot-rod a torque filled EV sports car. The results are officially [...]
The ultimate plug-in hybrid, the nearly $100,000 Fisker Karma, will soon be recalled. The issue stems from, of all things, the car’s electrical system. The high-voltage battery pack that supplies power for the electric motor assist may not have been installed and positioned correctly during manufacturing. The hose clamps for the system’s cooling could be entirely [...]
Fisker Automotive Inc. considered locating its assembly plant in General Motors’ now-shuttered Pontiac East Assembly plant before settling on Wilmington, Del., newly released records show. More than 100 pages of documents released by the U.S. Treasury Department showed Fisker co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Barney Koehler also considered a former GM plant in Moraine, Ohio, [...]
Pontiac will be at the center of the action, according to the head of Fisker Automotive, as he plots the company’s strategy for moving into the less-expensive end of the vehicle market. Henrik Fisker, founder and chief executive officer of Fisker Automotive, said that now is “the most dramatic change in the history of cars. [...]