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DoE Reboots Advanced Auto-Tech Loan Program That Funded Ford, Nissan, Tesla, Fisker

DoE Reboots Advanced Auto-Tech Loan Program That Funded Ford, Nissan, Tesla, Fisker

It's baaaaaaaaaaaack. U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced yesterday that the DoE had revised and updated its Advanced-Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) program, which offers low-interest loans to carmakers and their suppliers. Any new loans, according to a Detroit News... 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 


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

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... read more February 18, 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 Destino Faces Uncertain Fisker Future For Its Non-Electric Karma

Engine swaps are one thing; complete powertrain replacements are another. But if your business is yanking range-extended electric running gear out of a stunning-looking car... read more January 17, 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 


 
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 


 
2012 Fisker Karma with owner Meurice Lefevre, Alpharetta, GA, Oct 2013

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

The 2012 Fisker Karma remains a stunning car, regardless of its range-extended electric powertrain. While the struggling-though-not-yet-bankrupt company remains in limbo... read more October 30, 2013 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 


 
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 


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

Orphaned Fisker Owners Offered $4K/Year Service Contract By...Whom?

Fisker Karma owners are probably feeling a little abandoned right now. As investors pick over the company like vultures around a corpse in the desert, many owners might be... read more May 30, 2013 by  5


 
VL Automotive Destino with Bob Lutz at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

What Now For Fisker Karma Owners: Are V-8s Their Likely Fate?

The 2012 Fisker Karma is one of the most striking vehicles on the road today. It's also on its way to becoming an orphan. With just 2,000 or so made, the low, sleek four-door... read more May 13, 2013 by  69


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoChic, New York City, Jan 2012

Fisker Karma: Range Extended Electric Car Ultimate Guide

Make a car desirable enough, and people will buy it whatever is powering the wheels. That's the theory anyway, but in a world of unease over the suitability of electric cars... read more April 6, 2013 by  3


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Fisker Puts U.S. Workforce On Temporary Leave To Save Cash

Fisker Automotive has put its U.S. workforce on furlough this week as the troubled automaker seeks to save cash. The company has spent recent months seeking a buyer, and... read more March 28, 2013 by  4


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Win A Fisker Karma In $500 Raffle, Help Green Foundation

If you grew up in the early 90s, or were the parent or older sibling of someone growing up in the early 90s, you'll remember the Captain Planet cartoon. The environmental... read more February 14, 2013 by 


 
Fisker Atlantic Design Prototype  -  2012 New York Auto Show

Fisker Hires Consultant To Conserve Cash Before Sale Or New Funding

Troubled automaker Fisker is bringing in the experts to help it manage day-to-day operations, while the company looks for a partner or buyer. According to Bloomberg, Fisker... read more January 30, 2013 by  2


 
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