2012 Fisker Karma
Fisker Automotive still hasn't seen fit to let more than a small handful of journalists drive its extended-range electric 2012 Fisker Karma luxury sports sedan, and not yet on public roads. But founder Henrik Fisker continues to wax eloquent about the company's future plans. At the launch of the 2012 Karma, he said that a new--and previously unseen--Fisker model will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and go on sale next year. This maps neatly to the plans of arch-rival Tesla Motors, which is expected to show the follow-on to its Model S electric sedan this fall. That...
Electric Car Sales: Leaf Trounces Volt, But Don't Take It Seriously
It was a slow month for electric-car sales, with just over 1,000 Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt vehicles together delivered during July. Nissan delivered 931 Leaf battery-electric cars, a decline from June's 1,708, and Chevrolet--which is suffering from a now-ended four-week summer shutdown for...John Voelcker