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  1. E-REV News Roundup

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    It was the good, the bad and the ugly this week in extended-range electric vehicle land. Fortunately for Volt fans, news is pretty good. What’s “bad” is it’s too bad Volvo’s hybrid-diesel wunder-car is so exclusive now. What was “ugly” was a review of Fisker’s Karma. (Disclaimer: despite a...
  2. As it puts out fires, Fisker says it Is making progress

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    In a recent interview, Fisker’s Director, Global Communications Roger Ormisher said the company is doing OK, despite another recall following a second fire, and questions whether the Atlantic will be built in the U.S. But what about the first Texas Karma fire in May? It is still under...
  3. EV Madness: Bieber jacked up on EV

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Justin Bieber was zooming around weaving in and out of traffic, going more than 65 mph in his silver Fisker Karma sports car when he was stopped and cited for driving in a "reckless manner" on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles this morning, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson tells the Los...
  4. Fisker's Nina Project DOE funding on hold

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Not long ago Fisker caught a lot of media heat for accepting a $529 million federal loan, but the company’s latest “bump in the road” is that it has only received $193 million of it, and the rest has now been frozen. The remainder of the U.S. Department of Energy money was contingent upon...
  5. Electric Cars at the 2012 Portland Auto Show

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    I went to the 2012 Portland Auto Show to check out the electric cars. See more at: http://mikewitteman.blogspot.com/2012/02/electric-cars-at-portland-auto-show.html
  6. Fisker news roundup

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Leading up to and since beginning sales last month of the extended-range Fisker Karma, the company has maintained an optimistic tone in the face of public relations ups and downs. After initially making bold sales projections , company representatives quietly ceased saying that 3,000 Karmas...
  7. With Karma EPA certification in hand, Fisker is optimistic

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    As many of you already know, California-based Fisker is positioned to begin delivering its Karma models in the U.S., Europe and other markets around the world. The company announced a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rating this week needed for North American sales that was somewhat lower...
  8. Fisker could open the 'EVer' floodgate any day now

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    In the next three months Fisker says it ought to be able to deliver 3,000 Karmas worldwide. This would be more than the Volt's first few months' deliveries to North America, and a strong beginning for the California-based start-up, which is also preparing for a truly paradigm-changing volume of...
  9. Fisker continues to broaden its extended-range vehicle horizons

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    That other American extended-range automaker – Fisker – recently cut a large engine supply deal with BMW for its pending Project Nina line, and this month will show the "Surf," a "shooting brake" version of its Karma at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Fisker’s Karma-inspired Nina extended-range...
  10. Fisker delivers first extended-range Karma

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    The “world’s first extended-range EV” was launched recently by its American-based company to the applause of techies and green-oriented people of many stripes. Old news you say? Not so fast. This was not the Chevrolet Volt, but a Fisker Karma delivered July 26 – not to Leonardo DiCaprio as had...
  11. Was the Chevrolet Volt intended to be a 'luxury vehicle' by design?

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    It may be unfortunate for some that recent plans were sidelined for a Voltec-based Cadillac, but according to one General Motors plant manager, the Chevrolet Volt practically is one. This was the view recently expressed by Bay City Powertrain Plant Manager Joe Mazzeo, who described the Volt as...
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