Fisker gets Caterpillar investment for solid-state battery tech

Green Car Reports

Henrik Fisker has been sketching out big plans—well beyond cars—for the solid-state battery technology being developed by a Fisker Inc. Henrik Fisker solid-state cell Fisker EMotion CaterpillarAnd now it appears that the heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar has given it some vote of confidence. On Oct. 22, both companies announced that a Caterpillar-owned venture group invested in the.

Fisker is coming back, he says, with 400-mile electric car

Green Car Reports

Henrik Fisker has designed some remarkable cars, among them Aston Martins, the BMW Z8, and of course the striking Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury sedan. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Henrik Fisker Startups Fisker Automotive VLF Destino Karma ReveroThat vehicle, launched in 2012 by his namesake company, saw production of less than 3,000 units before the company collapsed in bankruptcy. The same vehicle will relaunch next year as.

Fisker hits the tube

Plugs and Cars

Fisker Automotive is running a TV ad in LA. Tags: fisker automotive fisker Deliveries of the luxury plug-in hybrid Karma are set to begin this fall. Thanks Stefano for the heads up.

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Musk v. Fisker

Plugs and Cars

The Wall St Journal's new glossy mag, WSJ, reports on the rivalry between Tesla's Elon Musk, and Henrik Fisker. Tags: tesla fisker automotive henrik fisker battery electric car elon musk

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All-electric Fisker EMotion luxury sedan to debut in August

Green Car Reports

The low, sleek Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid luxury sedan had a stunning design but numerous problems, and Tesla mopped the floor with it. Now designer Henrik Fisker is ready for a rematch, this time with an all-electric sedan promising 400 miles of range (and unusual doors). The Fisker EMotion is slated for an August 17 debut, when its curvaceous. Future Cars plug-in cars Henrik Fisker Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fisker Automotive

Fisker EMotion electric luxury sedan to be shown at CES in January

Green Car Reports

Henrik Fisker, legendary automotive designer and the man behind the now-defunct Fisker Automotive company, is getting ready for his grand return to the industry. Spearheading the return will be the Fisker EMotion, which will arrive from the designer's new company, Fisker Inc. Future Cars plug-in cars Henrik Fisker Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fisker EMotion

Fisker Becomes Karma Automotive, To Relaunch In 2016

Green Car Reports

Henrik Fisker hasn't been involved with his namesake company since before it declared bankruptcy in 2013. But Fisker Automotive has continued to bear his name since being purchased by Chinese automotive supplier Wanxiang. plug-in cars youtube Fisker Automotive

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Fisker: about those graphene electric-car batteries? Never mind

Green Car Reports

Fisker's promise to bring advanced, solid-state graphene cells to the battery pack of its upcoming Emotion electric car is officially dead. Automotive-grade graphene batteries have yet to be perfected, but Fisker was poised to become the first company to utilize the technology. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fisker EMotion

Fisker still aims at solid-state electric-car batteries, as patents attest

Green Car Reports

At first, Fisker had promised its upcoming EMotion electric sedan would launch with revolutionary solid-state batteries. Fisker announced on Monday it has made headway with solid-state cell. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars Fast Charging Fisker EMotionThe company then backtracked in June, saying the technology would not be ready. Instead, the EMotion will launch with conventional lithium-ion batteries.

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Fisker Karma Plant In Southern California: More Details Emerge

Green Car Reports

The resuscitated Fisker Automotive has signed a lease deal for what is expected to become a new vehicle assembly plant in California. As previously discussed by Fisker, the plant will be located in Moreno Valley--not far from the company's. Manufacturing California plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Fisker Automotive WanxiangThe announcement marks a significant milestone in the luxury electric carmaker's return from bankruptcy.

New Fisker electric car: 'butterfly doors'. but strange hype too?

Green Car Reports

We're slowly learning more about Henrik Fisker's planned 300-mile electric car, as the designer has now released a pair of teaser photos of the vehicle. Future Cars plug-in cars Henrik Fisker VLF DestinoIt appears to have scissor doors that pivot toward the sky, for instance. And its aggressive front end looks an awful lot like the VLF Force 1 supercar concept he showed in January at the 2016.

2017 Karma Revero (nee Fisker) launch: updates, new infotainment

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Karma Revero (nee Fisker Karma) was formally unveiled to the public and to Fisker owners tonight at an event in the canyons of Laguna Beach, south of Los Angeles. Executives of the company formed from the bankrupt wreckage of Fisker Automotive pledged that they've fixed the car's 2012 problems, while maintaining the striking design that. Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Fisker Automotive Karma Revero

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Caterpillar makes strategic investment in Fisker, with interest in solid-state battery tech

Green Car Congress

Fisker Inc., In November 2017, Fisker’s scientists, including a co-founder of solid-state battery start-up Sakti3, filed patents this week on solid-state batteries. Fisker Inc.’s Fisker says that its solid-state batteries will feature three-dimensional electrodes with 2.5 In January 2018 at CES, Fisker displayed a working solid-state battery in a case and an actual bulk battery without a case.

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All-electric Fisker EMotion orders open June 30, starting at $129,900

Green Car Reports

Henrik Fisker is planning to return to the luxury electric fold with his new company's EMotion sedan, and potential buyers now have a price tag. The brand's first vehicle, the Fisker EMotion sedan, will become available for pre-order on June 30. DON'T MISS: Fisker EMotion. Emotion plug-in cars Henrik FiskerAnd when the EMotion eventually goes on sale, it will cost $129,900 and up.

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Fisker EMotion won't launch with graphene battery; 400-mile range still promised

Green Car Reports

Henrik Fisker, the man behind the relaunch of the company that bears his name, has released some new details on the upcoming EMotion sedan. The graphene battery technology Fisker has frequently touted over the past year will not be included when. Batteries Future Cars plug-in cars Henrik Fisker solid-state cellHowever, the news isn't necessarily the best that electric-car fans and advocates could have hoped for.

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Electric cars will overtake plug-in hybrids, says Henrik Fisker

Green Car Reports

Danish car designer Henrik Fisker appears to have moved on from his eponymous company and the Karma plug-in luxury sedan. Fisker Automotive is now Karma Automotive, and is working its way back from bankruptcy under the wing of Chinese automotive supplier Wanxiang. Fisker meanwhile, is working on a supercar called the VLF Force 1, and backing a. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Henrik Fisker

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Henrik Fisker is latest to claim solid-state battery breakthrough

Green Car Reports

In the race to build solid state batteries for electric cars, almost nobody is counting on Henrik Fisker and his latest electric-car venture, the EMotion, which debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. Fisker, however, now says the car will launch in 2020 with his long-promised solid-state batteries.

Fisker Karma to be Karma Revero, orders to open later this year

Green Car Reports

After it bought the remains of bankrupt carmaker Fisker Automotive, Chinese auto-parts Wanxiang laid out plans to relaunch Fisker's Karma luxury plug-in hybrid. With namesake Henrik Fisker long gone, those plans included a name change to Karma Automotive. DON'T MISS: Fisker Becomes Karma Automotive, To Relaunch In. Green Fisker Automotive Plug-In Hybrids Wanxiang plug-in cars

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Fisker EMotion: here's why we're skeptical about Fisker's latest electric car

Green Car Reports

After the rise and fall of Henrik Fisker's former automotive venture, a number of analysts and enthusiasts are skeptical about his newest company—Fisker, Inc.—and The second company bearing the Fisker name has made numerous claims regarding future technologies. —and its first creation, the EMotion electric sedan. It's not hard to see why. Consumer Electronics Show

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Fisker and solid-state LiDAR partner Quanergy to showcase Fisker EMotion at CES in January

Green Car Congress

Fisker Inc. Quanergy System will be integrating five of Quanergy’s S3 solid-state LiDAR sensors ( earlier post ) into the Fisker EMotion. The Fisker EMotion features a longer wheelbase designed for a large EV battery pack, a stretched cabin for more interior space and more.

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Fisker’s Orbit electric autonomous shuttle to feature Protean Pd18 in-wheel technology

Green Car Congress

Fisker Inc.’s Fisker Inc. The partners’ first joint project will include the design, development and integration of a Fisker electric, autonomous shuttle—the Orbit—into a Hakim Unique-implemented smart city. —Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker Inc.

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The New Fisker Is Live: Original Karma Owners Get Most Support

Green Car Reports

Since it bought the remains of Fisker Automotive last year, Chinese parts giant Wanxiang has promised to restart production of the Karma extended-range electric sedan. And while Fisker hasn't quite been brought back to life yet, it is at least beginning to twitch. A new website for the carmaker was recently launched under the "New Fisker" banner. plug-in cars service Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Fisker Automotive Customer Service Wanxiang

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Fisker files patents on solid-state battery technology; anticipating automotive-ready from 2023

Green Car Congress

Fisker’s scientists, including a co-founder of solid-state battery start-up Sakti3 (acquired by Dyson, earlier post ), filed patents this week (under a non-publication request) on flexible, superior energy density solid-state batteries. Fabio Albano, VP of battery systems at Fisker Inc.

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Fisker chairman quits, following ‘major disagreements’

Green Cars News

While things are going well for Tesla (see story), the fortunes of rival firm Fisker-also a recipient of DOE loans-continue to waver. According to news agency, Reuters, Fisker refused to disclose the nature [.]. Fisker Fisker Karma range-extended

Fisker's Karma: Good, or Bad?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Maybe you saw the Fisker Karma, a plug-in hybrid luxury sedan, in Detroit this year. Think I like her better than the Tesla Roadster

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Fisker Karma With V-8 Emerges As VLF Destino, Including Henrik Himself

Green Car Reports

Henrik Fisker left his namesake car company in March 2013, shortly before Fisker Automotive itself went bankrupt. Detroit Auto Show Bob Lutz plug-in cars Henrik Fisker VL Automotive Destino VL AutomotiveBut now he's once again involved with the Karma luxury sedan. He's joining VL Automotive, which still plans to sell Karmas with V-8 engines in place of their original extended-range electric powertrains. DON'T MISS: Destino--The.

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2017 Karma Revero: first official photo of rebooted Fisker Karma released

Green Car Reports

The rebooted Karma is a modified and updated version of the car previously sold in 2012 as the Fisker Karma, before its maker shut down production and later declared bankruptcy. Videos Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Fisker Automotive Karma ReveroAs the 2017 Karma Revero gets closer to its official launch later this year, its maker has released the first official photo of the luxury plug-in hybrid sedan.

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VLF Destino (Fisker Karma with V-8, sans electric parts) starts deliveries

Green Car Reports

The Fisker Karma extended-range electric luxury sedan has been out of production since 2012, but two separate companies are trying to revive it. The remains of the bankrupt Fisker Automotive have been reorganized into Karma Automotive, which seeks to restart production of the sedan as the Karma Revero, with a plug-in hybrid powertrain similar to. Bob Lutz plug-in cars Henrik Fisker VL Automotive Destino VLF Destino

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Fisker unveils EMotion electric luxury sedan; prototype flexible solid-state battery cell; automotive-ready after 2020

Green Car Congress

Fisker unveiled the Emotion electric luxury sedan at CES 2018. Fisker also displayed a working solid-state battery in a case and an actual bulk battery without a case. Fisker’s solid-state batteries will feature three-dimensional electrodes with 2.5 Fisker Inc.

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Why Fisker Left Fisker: Would Have Been 'Wrong To Stay'

Green Car Reports

The news that Henrik Fisker had left Fisker Automotive came on Wednesday, leaving electric-car advocates and Fisker Karma fans wondering just what had happened. Fisker himself cited "major disagreements" over the company's "business strategy." A statement released within hours by Fisker Automotive thanked him for his work, but said his departure

Fisker sues insurer of hurricane Karmas

Green Cars News

Troubled electric carmaker, Fisker is now facing fresh problems after its insurer refused to cover the loss of some 338 of its Karma range-extended cars. Fisker Fisker Karma range-extended

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Volvo-owners Geely interested in buying Fisker

Green Cars News

Troubled electric carmaker, Fisker has attracted two Chinese suitors; Geely and Dongfeng Motor Group, as the firm looks for a buyer to secure its future. Fisker electric car Fisker Karma Geely hybrid Nina

Latest news on Fisker sale

Green Cars News

The sale of electric car maker Fisker Automotive continues to grab headlines after the company''s creditors decided to oppose the sale of the company''s assets to Hybrid Tech Holdings LLC. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Fisker

Karma Revero (nee Fisker) to blend dealers and Tesla-like showrooms

Green Car Reports

Karma Automotive appears to be making progress in resurrecting the car formerly known as the Fisker Karma. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars dealerships Fisker Automotive Car Sales Karma ReveroNow called the Karma Revero, the luxury sedan recently entered pilot production at a new factory in Moreno Valley, California. But once Karma starts building cars destined for buyers, even in low volume, it will need places to sell them.

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Fisker sale takes another twist

Green Cars News

The sale of plug-in hybrid sports car maker Fisker Automotive has taken another twist: after the company asked a Federal judge to approve its sale to a Hong Kong tycoon. Latest News Green cars Fisker

Fisker Karma drives in to new market

Green Cars News

Fisker Automotive, the name behind a host of extended range luxury electric cars, including the Fisker Karma (pictured), has set its sights on a new market – Quebec. The company will begin selling its vehicle in Montreal after the first Fisker retailer in the province, and the fourth in Canada, was formed. Unsurprisingly, the Fisker [.]. Electric cars Fisker Green cars Latest news Canada electric cars Fisker Automotive Fisker Karma green cars

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Karma Revero (nee Fisker) now in pilot production in CA

Green Car Reports

After four years, the car formerly known as the Fisker Karma is back in production under new corporate stewardship. Now called the Karma Revero, it's being relaunched under the aegis of Chinese automotive supplier Wanxiang, which bought the remains of Fisker Automotive after the carmaker's 2013 bankruptcy. While all Fisker Karmas were built under.

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Fisker Automotive Karma ad airs on KTLA

Revenge of the Electric Car

Last night I flipped on the KTLA 5 news around 10:30pm, while grabbing a late dinner, and caught a Fisker Automotive Karma ad…on TV! I was able to find the KTLA Fisker Automotive Karma ad archived on YouTube for those that have not yet seen it: Fisker Automotive ad for the Karma that ran during the KTLA pre-show. Tags: "Fisker Automotive" KTLA Inside Track Karma EV Videos

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Pirelli partners with Fisker on new “EMotion” launch

Green Car Congress

Pirelli is working with Fisker Inc. to create advanced low rolling resistance tires for the new Fisker EMotion luxury electric vehicle, set to launch in late 2019. Pirelli will develop summer P Zero tires in the following sizes for the Fisker EMotion: 285/35R24 (F) and 305/35R24 (R). —Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker Inc. Fisker is also exploring utilizing the Pirelli Noise Cancelling System and connected tire technology features.

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EPA faces backlash, FIsker interests Caterpillar, Hyundai unsubscribes: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The backlash builds over the EPA fuel-economy freeze; Hyundai’s subscription plan for the Ioniq Electric is gone; and Caterpillar shovels some money into Fisker for solid-state battery technology. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Honda has joined General Motors in calling for a comprehensive national fuel-economy program that would. Today in Car News

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Breaking: Co-Founder Henrik Fisker Leaves Fisker Automotive, Struggling Electric-Car Firm

Green Car Reports

Henrik Fisker, co-founder and executive chairman of electric car company Fisker Automotive, quit the company today. In a statement sent to Autocar and other outlets, Fisker confirmed his resignation from the company bearing his name, citing disagreements over the company's strategy. The statement confirms, "The main reasons for his resignation are

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Fisker selects Ricardo to support integration of 800V electric powertrain in EMotion

Green Car Congress

Fisker Inc. has selected Ricardo PLC to integrate the upcoming Fisker EMotion’s all-new 800V Electric Powertrain. The partnership will include integration of Fisker’s proprietary 800V Ultra Charger, 800V Battery Pack and e-axle systems. LG Chem will deliver 21700 cylindrical cells based on NCM chemistry that are structured into Fisker’s high energy density battery pack. All vehicle system controls will also be part of the Ricardo Fisker partnership.

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Fisker EMotion: what we learned about 300-mile electric car at CES

Green Car Reports

Fisker Inc., The supercar-esque sedan, which Fisker hopes will steal customers away from rival Tesla, should produce 775 horsepower from its the second namesake automaker from the Danish auto designer, rolled out its first model at the Consumer Electronics Show last week and gave us some details on what to expect from the luxury electric car.

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