Articles tagged with fisker

by admin on 4 April 2012

Fisker Atlantic

Fisker are hoping the Atlantic will help to turn around its fortunes and bring its brand to the masses. The Atlantic shouuld be "in the range of the Audi A5" which means less than $50,000.  As per the Karma the Atlantic is a plug-in hybrid with a four-cylinder BMW petrol engine which kicks in to provide additional electrical power for drive and charging of depleted batteries.  Fisker clearly hope the Atlantic will bring the brand to the mainstream buyer,  "Fisker Automotive is transitioning from a start-up automaker to a fully-fledged mainstream car manufacturer and the Atlantic is a crucial milestone in that process," said Tom LaSorda, CEO Fisker Automotive. "We have a long way to go, but in the near future Fisker intends to deliver this exceptional American-designed, engineered, and manufactured vehicle to showrooms worldwide."   More »

by admin on 3 December 2011

Fisker Karma

In a rather bizarre (and amusing) turn of events the electric-vehicle-hating / hyrdogen-is-the-future behemoth that is Top Gear has crowned the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid their "Luxury Car of the Year" and also overall "Car of the Year".  Top Gear editor Charlie Turner said, "Cleverness abounds in the Fisker and adds to the air of intelligent luxury. It works well, it looks good and it must be a genuinely exciting thing to own.  It’s the top-of-the-line spec that features no leather, just textiles and reclaimed wood. And it’s more convincing than it sounds, managing to look, feel and smell premium without any cow peel in it at all."  Henrik Fisker, co-founder, CEO and executive design director of Fisker Automotive, commented: “It is fantastic news that the Karma has won two awards from Top Gear. We realize that we are at the beginning of our journey and awards like this remind us we are on the right road - building enticing green cars that people actually want to own. It’s particularly pleasing that this award recognizes the Karma’s luxuriousness.”  Perhaps next year they'll crown the Tesla Model S "Car of the Year" (sometime after they demonstrate it running out of electricity in the middle of a desert somewhere). More »

by admin on 22 September 2011

Fisker Surf

I may upset a few people at Fisker (or not) but surely I can't be the only one who thinks their new Surf is just a little ugly.  The 'shooting brake' design is just more than a little reminicent of the Ferrari FF but with too many curves, cut-outs, swoops and unnecessary styling elements (and the interior, despite it's quality, isn't much better).  From the side the car looks like it's bent in the middle, curving down and then back up again (thanks to the window line and 'flamed' door surface) and the rear reminds me of Marvin the paranoid android, with a moustache.  That said I'm not a big fan of the Karma either, not bad from the sides but the trademark Fisker moustache grill is too weird.  Worst of all though the Surf just doesn't seem to offer enough extra space to make sense as a shooting brake.  After that, well it's a Karma (range extended EV) with a tailgate, available in 2013. More »

by admin on 22 February 2011

The Fisker Karma is a sweeping four-door Sports GT in a similar vein to the Porsche Panamera, however the Karma is powered by two electric motors which are juiced from a lithium-ion battery pack which is subsequently 'topped up' when required (or in Sports mode) by a 2.0T petrol engine.  Forgetting the moustache styling (which will be love-it or hate-it) the rest of what the Karma offers is a bit complicated.  According to the Autoblog review that 2.0T engine kicks in to power the generator and give you some extra kW when you need it, apparently revving at will and sounding very odd indeed.  Other issues?  The  7.1 cubic feet of storage space for starters.  Click over to Autoblog to read the entire, enlightening article.