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New Owner Wants To Restart Fisker Karma Production, ASAP

New Owner Wants To Restart Fisker Karma Production, ASAP

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. That company submitted the winning bid of $149 million for the remains of Fisker in an auction that... read more

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2012 Fisker Karma

Fisker Finally Files For Bankruptcy, DoE Loan Sold For $25 Million

It's the news we've been expecting for over a year now: Fisker Automotive filed late Friday afternoon for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The range-extended electric car... read more November 25, 2013 by 


 
A123 Systems Prismatic Cell

What's Next For Chinese-Owned Battery Maker A123?

When battery maker A123 Systems went bankrupt, it seemed to be just one in a long line of failed energy startups--albeit one with some high-profile customers. Stalled battery... read more November 12, 2013 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Is What's Left Of Fisker Automotive Worth $25 Million? Maybe

Hands up all those of you who'd forgotten that Fisker Automotive still exists? The company might not have produced a car in over a year, but the struggling firm is still yet... read more August 25, 2013 by 


 
ECOtality DC fast charger  -  Portland, OR

DoE Halted Ecotality Payments; 12,000 Charging Stations To Have Plugs Recalled

Electric car charging network provider Ecotality announced Monday it had suspended trading due to "material adverse developments". The company, which sells charging equipment... read more August 14, 2013 by  20


 
ECOtality Blink DC fast charger plugged in

Ecotality Trading Suspended, Electric-Car Charging Network To Release News?

Electric charging and technology company ECOtality has suspended trading, as what it calls "material adverse developments" see it struggling to meet expected operating... read more August 12, 2013 by  33


 
Better Place Battery Swap Station

Better Place Lives On? 15 Battery-Swap Stations To Stay Open

When companies like Tesla Motors start talking battery-swapping technology, you get the feeling Israeli firm Better Place just hit the market too soon. Although Better Place... read more July 17, 2013 by  4


 
Better Place Battery Swap Station

Possible Savior For Better Place Electric-Car Network Emerges In Israel

Battery-swapping Israeli-based electric car network Better Place might have found a buyer, following its bankruptcy filings last week. Solar entrepreneur Yosef Abramowitz... read more June 3, 2013 by  1


 
Facelifted 2013 Renault Fluence electric sedan

Renault's Electric Car Plans Unfazed By Better Place Bankruptcy

That battery-swapping electric infrastructure firm Better Place filed for bankruptcy at the weekend won't come as a surprise to many. The firm has struggled to find customers... read more May 27, 2013 by  4


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Wanxiang-VL Offer For Fisker Reported To Be Just $20 Million

Yesterday we reported that two companies, VL Automotive and China's Wanxiang Group, had put in a bid for struggling automaker Fisker Automotive. It's now become clear just... read more May 23, 2013 by  6


 
VL-Automotive Destino

Bob Lutz's VL Automotive Bidding For Ailing Fisker: Report

Previously unknown brand VL Automotive surprised Detroit Auto Show goers earlier this year by unveiling the Destino--a V-8-powered luxury sedan based heavily on the Fisker... read more May 22, 2013 by  6


 
2012 Coda Sedan

Electric-Car Startup Coda Automotive Files For Bankruptcy

Coda Automotive has become the latest casualty of the cut-throat electric car industry, today filing for bankruptcy. The company will dissolve the carmaking business and... read more May 1, 2013 by  12


 
Henrik Fisker

Fisker Lays Off Most Of Its Employees; Is This The Final Blow?

Newspapers keep in their files pre-written obituaries for people who are old, known to be ill, or famous. We have a feeling we should start dusting off the one we wrote... read more April 5, 2013 by  8


 
Henrik Fisker

Is Fisker Automotive About To Declare Bankruptcy?

Storm clouds continue to gather over troubled luxury electric-car startup Fisker Automotive. We reported on Thursday that Fisker had put its entire U.S. staff on a... read more March 30, 2013 by  9


 
2012 Fisker Karma in Costco parking lot, Santa Monica, California [photo: Chris Williams]

Will Fisker Get Help From Wanxiang, New A123 Systems Owner?

Last week, the Chinese company Wanxiang got U.S. government approval to buy bankrupt lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems. With that underway, will China's largest auto-parts... read more February 4, 2013 by 


 
A123 Systems Prismatic Cell

Bankrupt Battery Maker A123 Systems Bought By Wanxiang

A123 Systems, the bankrupt battery maker which supplies Fisker Automotive and others, has finally found a buyer. Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group Corp. fought off a... read more December 10, 2012 by  7


 
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