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VL Destino Convertible Set For 2014 Detroit Auto Show Debut

While the fate of Fisker Automotive remains undecided, Bob Lutz-backed VL Automotive is moving ahead with its plans to build a V-8 Karma hot rod called the Destino. VL will unveil a Destino convertible at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, in partnership with automotive interior giant Katzkin, which... read more

January 10, 2014 by
 
VL Automotive Destino with Bob Lutz at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

VL’s V-8 Fisker Karma Project On Track, Additional Bodystyle Planned

At the Detroit Auto Show at the start of this year, industry veteran Bob Lutz presented a Fisker Karma concept powered by a Corvette V-8 engine. The car was a preview of a... read more October 21, 2013 by


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

Has Fisker’s DOE Loan Just Been Sold To Hong Kong Billionaire Richard Li?

Earlier this week it was revealed that the U.S. Department of Energy had started an auction for the remaining portion of a $192 million loan awarded to electric car startup... read more October 18, 2013 by


 
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DOE Starts Taking Bids On Fisker Loan

The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday started an auction on its loan made out to struggling electric car startup Fisker Automotive back in 2010. The DOE is still owed $168... read more October 14, 2013 by


 
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First Formal Offer For Fisker Submitted To DOE: Report

A few weeks ago it was revealed that an investor group in Germany was interested in acquiring Fisker for the lowly sum of $25 million, with the intention to start limited... read more September 12, 2013 by


 
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German Group Offers $25 Million For Fisker: Report

Despite it being close to a year since Fisker last made a car, the company is yet to announce bankruptcy and remains confident a new investor or even a potential buyer can be... read more August 22, 2013 by


 
Fisker Atlantic Design Prototype  -  2012 New York Auto Show

Execs From China’s BAIC Visit Fisker Headquarters, Eye Atlantic Sedan: Report

Despite it being close to a year since Fisker last made a car, the company is yet to announce bankruptcy and remains confident a new investor or even a potential buyer can be... read more July 18, 2013 by


 
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Fisker Board Member And First Karma Owner Ray Lane Resigns

It has been confirmed that a board member and key investor of distressed electric car company Fisker Automotive has resigned. Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield... read more May 29, 2013 by


 
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Henrik Fisker Joins Bidding War For Fisker Automotive: Report

Less than a week after it was revealed that a consortium that included auto industry veteran Bob Lutz was bidding for control of Fisker Automotive, new reports are out... read more May 27, 2013 by


 
VL Automotive Destino with Bob Lutz at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Bob Lutz And China’s Wanxiang In Bid To Buy Fisker: Report

The auto industry can never seem to rid itself of Bob Lutz, but maybe that’s a good thing as where others see failure the inexorable exec sees opportunity. Having spent... read more May 22, 2013 by


 
VL Automotive Destino with Bob Lutz at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Bob Lutz Says V-8-Powered Karma Plans Are Safe Despite Fisker Woes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several months, you have probably heard that Fisker Automotive is in a spot of trouble. Production of its Karma... read more May 6, 2013 by


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

Fisker Layoffs Followed By Lawsuit Over Lack Of Notice

Fisker Automotive's problems deepen further with the news that the electric car startup is now facing a lawsuit for the dismissal of 160 of its employees. Fisker, makers of... read more April 9, 2013 by


 
Screen capture from video by Aaron Wood of fire in 2012 Fisker Karma in Wooside, CA, August 2012

Fisker Automotive: The Final Flameout?

This morning, Fisker laid off all of its communications staff and most of the rest of its labor force. Far from the beginning of the end, the news today comes as the final... read more April 5, 2013 by


 
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China's Geely Out Of Final Bidding For Fisker: Report

After a string of disasters in 2012 left startup automaker Fisker on the ropes financially, last month it appeared that some good news was finally on the horizon for the... read more March 18, 2013 by


 
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Henrik Fisker Steps Down From Fisker Automotive

Henrik Fisker has a long and distinguished career as an automotive designer, and is credited with styling the exterior of the BMW Z8 roadster and the Aston Martin DB9... read more March 13, 2013 by


 
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Fisker And Its Insurer End Lawsuit Over Superstorm Sandy-Damaged Karmas

When Superstorm Sandy blew through the Northeast last October, its swath of destruction included some 250,000 cars, among them the 338 Fisker Karma sedans that were parked in... read more February 22, 2013 by


 
 

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