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As previously revealed by a Wanxiang exec, the Chinese auto parts giant wants to restart production of the Karma extended-range electric sedan at the car’s plant in Valmet, Finland; launch a V-8-powered version together with America’s VL Automotive; and continue development of Fisker’s planned Atlantic small sedan. The Wanxiang exec also said the plan was to eventually move production of Fisker cars to the U.S., with production in China being looked at in the longer term.
The website for The New Fisker includes some background on Wanxiang as well as a brief history of Fisker presented via a timeline. Interestingly, the timeline doesn’t make mention of the recall of the Karma’s battery, produced by A123 Systems, which led to Fisker originally ceasing production. A123 Systems eventually went bankrupt and was also bought by Wanxiang.
The good news is that the website states that there are also plans to put into production additional Karma variants such as the stunning Sunset convertible and Surf shooting brake, although we wouldn't hold our breath waiting for any of these.