Karma gets approval to build electric cars in China

Green Car Reports

The original production run of the Fisker Karma luxury sedan was contracted to Valmet Automotive in Finland. But as the Karma Revero, the car will be built at a new facility in California. Karma, which was created when Chinese auto-parts giant Wanxiang purchased the remains of bankrupt Fisker Automotive, plans to handle production itself. China Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Karma Revero

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. Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Fisker Automotive Karma ReveroExecutives 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.

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First TV ad for Karma Revero drops as sales to start next month

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Everything old is new again, including the 2017 Karma Revero, a reborn 2012 Fisker Karma. Open Polo Championship, sponsored by Karma Automotive. Advertising Marketing Plug-In Hybrids Television plug-in cars Karma ReveroNow its maker has released the first-ever television advertisement for the car, a spot that debuted during the 2017 U.S. Simply titled "Delivery," the advertisement is full of graceful, flashing scenes of.

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

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As 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. 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. The Karma. Videos Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Fisker Automotive Karma Revero

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

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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. Which created a bit of a problem. Green Fisker Automotive Plug-In Hybrids Wanxiang plug-in cars

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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. Now 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. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars dealerships Fisker Automotive Car Sales Karma Revero

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

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But 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. Henrik Fisker left his namesake car company in March 2013, shortly before Fisker Automotive itself went bankrupt. DON'T MISS: Destino--The. Detroit Auto Show Bob Lutz plug-in cars Henrik Fisker VL Automotive Destino VL Automotive

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Relaunched Fisker Karma To Use Quantum Software (Again)

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Fisker Automotive''s new owner Wanxiang plans to relaunch the Karma extended-range electric luxury sedan next year, and it''s expected to have few substantial changes from the version last built in 2012. One thing Fisker doesn''t plan to change, it seems, is the supplier of the Karma''s powertrain control software. RELATED: Fisker Karma Will Be

Fisker Karma Will Be Relaunched With 2012 Design, Updates

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The future of the Fisker Karma range-extended luxury electric sedan has been in the hands of new owner Wanxiang America for many months, with little known about its relaunch plans or timing. Now, however, a Reuters article says that the company plans to relaunch the existing vehicle--last sold as the 2012 Fisker Karma--"by next year," presumably

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

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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.

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Karma, Faraday plan large Chinese electric-car factories

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Manufacturing China plug-in cars Faraday Future Karma ReveroChina is the world's largest new-car market, and generous government incentives have made it a particularly strong market for vehicles that plug in. To take advantage of that high demand, at least two companies are apparently moving ahead with plans for large factories dedicated to electric cars. This past week, separate reports appeared.

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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Who's Still Buying Brand-New Fisker Karmas, And Why?

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The 2012 Fisker Karma remains a stunning car, regardless of its range-extended electric powertrain. MORE: 2012 Fisker Karma - full review The 2,500 or so Fiskers out there may be the only ones While the struggling-though-not-yet-bankrupt company remains in limbo, with a purchase reported but not yet confirmed, it hasn''t built cars since July 2012.

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2012 Fisker Karma Electric Car First Drive Impressions: Video

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After what feels like forever, the 2012 Fisker Karma electric car is finally about to go on sale. Last month, we showed you how to order a Fisker Karma. Now, we've been able to slide behind the wheel of a new 2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport to bring you some quick first-drive impressions of the car's performance, ride, interior, and controls.

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Fisker’s Karma coming around in Europe

Green Cars News

Fisker Europe Fisker Karma SalesFisker’s European expansion continues apace with the news that car dealer group Guarnieri will exclusively import and market all Fisker vehicles in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Guarnieri has dealerships and showrooms across the region, with a large and loyal customer base and a track-record of success with premium manufacturers including BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, and McLaren. [.].

Want A Fisker Karma? Lots Of Used Ones For Sale

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The Fisker Karma extended-range electric luxury sedan has been out of production since July 2012, but it''s hardly gone away. Chinese automotive supplier Wanxiang, which now owns the car company, hopes to restart sales of the low, sleek, striking four-seat sedan under the Elux name sometime next year. And owners continue to be stopped on the street

2012 Fisker Karma: Brief Drive Report

Green Car Reports

Well, after three years of asking, we've finally had a chance to drive the 2012 Fisker Karma. And we can confirm that the extended-range electric luxury sport sedan is, in fact, a real car. It's got drop-dead styling, unique interior furnishings, and a good ride that's aided by the fact that it's both low and very heavy. In "Stealth

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

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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.

Fisker Karma receives EPA economy rating

Green Cars News

Range-extended luxury car, the Fisker Karma has received its emission certification and fuel economy rating from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), clearing the way for the car maker’s dealers to begin selling the car to customers. Proclaimed to be the first luxury sports sedan with a range-extended electric powertrain, the Karma enters a niche [.]. Fisker automotive EPA Karma Sedan

New Fisker Karma Details May Come As Soon As This Month

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The planned relaunch of the Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury sedan isn''t likely to happen until at least the middle of next year. And when it does happen, new owner Wanxiang will probably sell the car under a new brand name: Elux. But we may learn more detail about the phoenix-like resurrection of the sleek, stunning, plug-in four-door. Green Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Wanxiang plug-in cars

Fisker Karma Finnish Production To Resume Following Fixes, New Model Later

Green Car Reports

The new owners of the Fisker luxury car brand will resume production of the Karma range-extended electric sedan initially at a contractor''s factory in Finland--but not until the company has fixed "about 250 bugs" in the vehicle. The news came as executives of Wanxiang, China''s largest auto parts maker and now the owner of both Fisker and its

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

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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.

Battery maker A123 quietly became a half-billion-dollar company

Green Car Reports

China Batteries lithium-ion battery pack A123 Systems Fisker Automotive Wanxiang Karma ReveroTen years ago, lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems was a hot startup and a much-publicized company. This author, in fact, profiled the company for IEEE Spectrum in the technology magazine's September 2007 issue. The six years that followed proved enormously painful for the Massachusetts company, however. DON'T MISS: A123 Systems To Recall.

2012 Fisker Karma: 20 MPG On Gasoline, 32-Mi Electric Range

Green Car Reports

It's been a long and painful year for Fisker Automotive, with deliveries of its 2012 Karma extended-range electric sport sedan repeatedly delayed from the original target of May. Now, with certification earlier this week from the Environmental Protection Agency that the car complies with emissions standards, Fisker can legally start to deliver its

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Fisker Karma Owners Can Soon Buy Spare Parts, Wanxiang Says

Green Car Reports

Owners of the 2012 Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury car got some good news last week: The company that now owns the carmaker has promised that supplies of spare parts will soon become available. Fisker stopped producing its striking sedan in July 2012 after it had built roughly 3,000 of the cars. While the handful of remaining new

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2016 Mercedes GLE550e Driven, BMW Plug-In Hybrid Prototype, Fisker Karma Update: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we take a quick spin in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e plug-in hybrid, examine a new BMW plug-in hybrid prototype, and check on Fisker's progress in restarting production of the Karma luxury sedan. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Students from Eindhoven University of Technology have revised their Stella solar-car design for the 2015. Today in Car News

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Fisker Karma to make public debut

Green Cars News

It is one of the most exciting and innovative green car concepts around and now the Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid will make its public driving debut. The Fisker Karma is an extended range electric vehicle that seats four and can travel for 50 miles on electric charge only, if its lithium-ion battery is fully charged. It will also be on display at Concorso Italiano on August 14, where it will line-up next to the Karma Sunset hard-top convertible concept.

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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. The announcement marks a significant milestone in the luxury electric carmaker's return from bankruptcy. 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 Wanxiang

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Sandy Flood Fire Followup: Fisker Karma Battery Not At Fault

Green Car Reports

Somewhere, somehow, a Fisker Karma catches fire, and the company rushes in its inspectors and engineers to analyze the incident. It's becoming an awkward, unfortunate routine. A few days later, Fisker Automotive issues a statement explaining that the battery of the range-extended electric car isn't at fault, and that some other cause led to the

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Karma Automotive (Nee Fisker) To Use BMW Electric-Car Powertrains

Green Car Reports

Karma Automotive--the carmaker formerly known as Fisker Automotive--says it will use BMW powertrain components in upcoming production models. BMW will supply high-voltage battery charging systems and "a wide range of hybrid and EV systems" for the Karma luxury sedan, which the company expects to relaunch in 2016. Karma did not say whether BMW.

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 Karma News, 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Driven, VW Beetle Hybrid: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

A recently-released teaser indicates details on the revived Fisker Karma could arrive before the end of. Today, the remains of Fisker Automotive show a hint of life, we drive the 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid plug-in car, and a Volkswagen Beetle Hybrid prototype appears outside the 2015 New York Auto Show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

2012 Fisker Karma

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Fisker Karma is a bundle of contradictions: a stunningly sexy sport sedan with a green powertrain, a large luxury car with the interior space of a subcompact, and a range-extended electric car that gets worse gas-mileage ratings when running on gasoline than some of its conventional competitors.

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2012 Fisker Karma Electric Car: Quick Drive Review [Video]

Green Car Reports

Price increases be damned, the 2012 Fisker Karma is finally here, and first examples are about to arrive in customers' driveways. Before you even get into the Fisker Karma Earlier in the week we posted our video driving impressions of the new four-door extended-range electric car from startup Fisker Automotive. Now it's time to expand on those.

A World Beyond Cars, Tesla Model X Expectations, Fisker Karma Spare Parts: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

California looks forward to a world beyond cars while, in the nearer term, analysts predict success for the 2015 Tesla Model X, and owners look forward to spare parts that will help keep their Fisker Karma range-extended electric cars on the road. Today''s news is very forward-looking.

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2017 Karma Revero, Electra Meccanica Solo, 2017 Jaguar XE diesel: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we have more details on the 2017 Karma Revero (nee Fisker Karma), a new three-wheeled electric car called the Electra Meccanica Solo, and a review of the 2017 Jaguar XE 20d diesel luxury sedan. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2017 Jaguar XE 20d is one of a handful of new diesel cars still available in the U.S. Here's what we. Today in Car News

Dead Fisker Karmas: One May Be A Fluke, But Is Two A Trend?

Green Car Reports

It shows the 2012 Fisker Karma we road-tested three weeks ago parked in front of a Tesla Motors dealer in Los Angeles. The magazine bought a Fisker Karma at a dealership to test it--we can First off, just to be clear, the photo above is NOT a dead Fisker. But while our Fisker was running fine that day, Consumer Reports was not so lucky this week.

Tesla Model S Road Trip, Used Fisker Karmas, Kia Soul EV A Hit: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today we follow a cross-country Tesla Model S road trip, track the market for used Fisker Karma sedans, and see why plans to sell the Kia Soul EV electric car outside California are being moved up. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We updated our February plug-in electric car sales report with more information. The Kia Soul EV has been such

New Owner Wants To Restart Fisker Karma Production, ASAP

Green Car Reports

If all goes according to schedule, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Kevin Gross will rule today on whether the assets from bankrupt Fisker Automotive will be sold to Wanxiang, China''s largest auto-parts maker.

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Paris Motor Show, plug-in electric car sales, Karma Revero vs VLF Destino: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we preview the green cars of the 2016 Paris Motor Show, tally plug-in electric car sales for August 2016, and compare the Karma Revero and VLF Destino—two cars based on the same Fisker Karma body. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Increased electric-car adoption means decreased oil consumption, but ExxonMobil and OPEC aren't. Today in Car News