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

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

Henrik Fisker left his namesake car company in March 2013, shortly before Fisker Automotive itself went bankrupt. 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... read more

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VL Destino Convertible live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

New Fiskers Will Have V-8s OR Batteries, Wanxiang Says

If lithium-ion batteries are "the heart of Fisker," according to new owner Wanxiang, then what does it say is "the soul of Fisker"? That would be the VL Destino, a version of... read more February 20, 2014 by

VL Destino Convertible live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

VL Buying Leftover New Fisker Karmas To Yank Out Electric Parts

The idea of converting Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury sedans into Corvette-powered V-8 hot rods is moving forward. VL Automotive is snapping up Karmas from... read more January 28, 2014 by

VL Destino Convertible live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

VL Automotive Resurrects Fisker Sunset With Destino Red Concept

While Fisker and its administrators dig through the paperwork and bids relating to its bankruptcy, one company is hard at work turning its products into something else... read more January 14, 2014 by

VL-Automotive Destino

VL Destino's Corvette-Powered Fiskers Still On Target

A V-8 conversion isn't your typical eco-modification, but for Fisker Karma customers it's one way of ensuring a longer-term survival for their vehicle since the company's... read more October 22, 2013 by

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

Via Motors XTRUX 800-hp electric pickup live photos, 2013 Detroit Auto Show

VIA Motors XTRUX Electric Truck: 2013 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

What does an 800 horsepower electric truck look like? Just that little bit meaner than any other production truck, as it turns out--if Via Motors' XTRUX electric truck is... read more January 16, 2013 by 2

VL-Automotive Destino

Destino--The Corvette-Powered Fisker Karma: Detroit Auto Show

If you've always felt the 20 mpg Fisker Karma is a little bit too green, a new sport sedan based on the Fisker Karma might be just the car you're looking for. The VL... read more January 14, 2013 by 9

'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Bob Lutz arrives in a Chevy Volt

Electric Cars Are Doing Just Fine, Says Volt Patron Bob Lutz

Sometimes the glass is half empty, sometimes it's half full. For the future of electric cars, count Bob Lutz on the half-full side--most likely containing a very nice Scotch... read more December 21, 2012 by 27

'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Bob Lutz arrives in a Chevy Volt

Bob Lutz: Gas Mileage Rules Will Make 15 Percent Of All Cars Plug-in By 2022

Earlier this year, when the EPA confirmed new Corporate Average Fuel Economy gas mileage standards of 54.5 mpg by 2025, we told you that it would equate to greener, cleaner... read more September 24, 2012 by 5

2012 Chevrolet Volt

Bob Lutz: Huge Chevy Volt Cost Estimates Are Wrong, Here's Why

Yesterday, we ran a story sourced through Reuters, asking how much money GM was losing on every Chevy Volt it builds. The Reuters article was based on figures from several... read more September 11, 2012 by 12

Jay Leno Drives Via Vtrux

Jay Leno, Bob Lutz, Talk Plug-ins, Drive Via Plug-in Hybrid Truck

Americans love the utility and functionality of the mighty pickup truck, but not its gas mileage. So its no surprise that talk show host Jay Leno thinks that Americans will... read more July 17, 2012 by 10

Via Motors extended-range electric truck conversion launch, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

What Would You Pay For A 100-MPG Via Full-Size Pickup Truck?

This is a perfectly serious question. A basic 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 full-size pickup truck starts around $23,000, and the rear-wheel drive XFE model is rated by the... read more January 20, 2012 by 9

Via eREV range-extended electric pickup

Via Motors To Use A123 Lithium-Ion Cells In Electric Trucks

Via Motors, the extended-range electric truck conversion company with GM legend Bob Lutz on its board, announced today that it would use lithium-ion cells from A123 Systems... read more January 5, 2012 by 1

Via eREV range-extended electric pickup

Via Motors 100 MPG Electric Pickup Launching At Detroit

So far, the range of electric vehicles offered for general sale has been fairly limited - most carmakers have been selling their technology in standard family cars, or city... read more December 23, 2011 by 13

'Revenge of the Electric Car' movie: Elon Musk and Bob Lutz

Tesla's Elon Musk, GM's Bob Lutz To Appear On 'Charlie Rose' Tonight

They're both featured in Revenge of the Electric Car, the documentary that's now in limited release across the country, so it makes sense they'd be doing media together. The... read more November 9, 2011 by 2


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