Tuesday Fisker unveiled its new Surf hybrid wagon, the latest addition to the Karma line, at the Frankfurt auto show. The car appeals to environmentally conscious drivers with families. It offers a stylish yet family-friendly design. The company’s new flying brake The Surf is the new “flying brake” incarnation of Fisker’s 2010 range-extended electric vehicle, Read on! →

Fisker, the Delaware-based luxury EV startup, has had a string of bad luck of late, from federal loan setbacks to criticism from campaigning politicians. Fisker has made another round of layoffs, but the company is not rolling over without a fight. Fisker in Delaware When Fisker set up shop in Delaware in 2009, it was 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! →

Green automaker Fisker announced a “potential safety issue” last week concerning the batteries in some of its Karma models. Friday the company made it official. Fisker will be recalling about 239 cars. An assembly error in the battery system could potentially cause a fire, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall filing said. Alerted by 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! →

The United States government has suspended loans to Fisker Automotive, the startup company building the Karma luxury sedan. Employees are being laid off as the company restructures. Department of Energy turns lights off on Fisker funding Fisker Automotive had previously been green-lit for a $529 million in loans from the Department of Energy, according to Read on! →

Fisker has taken umbrage with Mitt Romney’s comments Wednesday night that the company is a “loser.” It fired back at the Republican candidate on Thursday. Fisker and others slammed by Romeny In the televised debate on Wednesday night, Republican Mitt Romney took aim at federal investments into green technology under President Obama’s watch. Although not 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 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! →

Fisker is running into problems with delivering its luxury hybrid Karma sedans to customers. Shipping and regulatory issues are keeping the eco-friendly cars from reaching their destinations. Fisker must have bad karma Finnish auto firm Fisker is running into hurdles while trying to bring its flagship creation, the Karma sedan, to market. According to USA Read on! →