Fisker Automotive has been dealt yet another PR blow, as a wily attorney has used a lemon law suit to force the company to buy a Karma sedan back from a client. Lemon laws are among the many consumer protection laws, which compel automakers to buy a car back if they’ve made a dud. When Read on! →


Hybrid car maker Fisker, builder of the troubled Karma, has already been plagued by alleged battery fires, federal investigations and a government loan freeze. Now, according to information leaked to InsideEvs.com, it will be delaying the launch of its second, more affordable model, the Atlantic. Launch delayed a year Fisker said at the New York Read on! →


A Fisker Karma has been implicated in a house fire at a residence in Texas. The car is said to be the cause, though it appears that the battery pack was not the cause of the blaze, and it was not plugged in at the time of the fire. Fisker fingered for fanning flames The Read on! →


Luxury plug-in hybrid maker Fisker Automotive Inc. has gone Hollywood, partnering itself with the “king of the world.” Actor Leonardo DiCaprio of “Titanic” fame has signed on to be a spokesman for the reportedly environmentally friendly Fisker Karma sedan. DiCaprio has participated in fundraising for Fisker, and varying reports indicate that the actor has put Read on! →


A Consumer Reports road test involving the Fisker Karma, the plug-in hybrid luxury sedan, has become a sensation for all the wrong reasons. The Karma is continually breaking down, malfunctioning and damaging the reputation of the fledgling car company. Karma looking more like a dogma Fledgling “green” luxury car maker Fisker Automotive is facing numerous Read on! →


A123 Systems, the company that supplies the battery packs for Fisker Automotive, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The company has been linked to faulty batteries and wasn’t able to secure enough revenue to pay its debts. Bankruptcy protection sought by A123 Systems A123 Systems, a lithium-ion battery manufacturer mostly known for supplying the battery pack Read on! →


Troubled luxury hybrid automaker Fisker is announcing yet another recall. Nineteen of its uber-expensive Karmas are being sent back to the dealership for an improperly installed coolant hose in the battery pack. Last December, 239 Karmas were recalled for the same issue. Delivery service The automaker says it will pick up the cars from the Read on! →


Fisker has announced another Karma recall following an investigation into fires in the federally-backed luxury electric car. The recall, however, is not over a faulty lithium-ion battery. Cooling fan is the culprit Fisker’s internal investigation, as well as an independent investigation by Pacific Rim Investigative Services Group, have agreed that an Aug. 10 fire in Read on! →


Fisker Automotive has seen its share of setbacks in its short existence. The startup hybrid automaker was backed by federal and state loans. Now, the company’s Newport, Del., production plant is, in the words of one former employee, “absolutely empty.” Another round of layoffs sent a dozen engineers and technicians home last week. Fisker is Read on! →


A slate of high-profile battery issues during testing by Consumer Reports has caused a headache for Fisker. The issue is caused by a fault in the batteries which are the subject of a recall by A123 Systems, Fisker’s supplier for battery packs. Plug in hybrid lacks volt of confidence Fisker is currently having a hard Read on! →