Fisker has been rushing to fix the problem with the hose clamp for the batteries on its Karma electric car. It says that the “majority” of its customers’ and dealers’ cars with problem batteries have either gotten new batteries or have been repaired.
I look at the numbers for whether the DOE and Obama will be able to meet the goal of putting 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.
Electric vehicle startup Fisker Automotive has dramatically scaled back production plans of its first car, the Karma, in the fourth quarter of 2011, and it won’t ramp up to full production until the second quarter of 2012.
Close to forty of Fisker’s first electric car the Karma were shipped to the U.S. this weekend from a factory in Finland, and the Karma has now been certified by the EPA, according to VentureWire. It still needs approval from the California Air Resources Board.
For our latest Green Overdrive show we take a peek at Fisker’s extended range electric car the Karma.
Kleiner Perkins Partner Ray Lane received the world’s second production Fisker Karma, an extended range electric car, on Tuesday.
The number of Fisker Karma’s that have been produced is starting to grow, and Fisker has posted new photos of its lined up Karmas on display. These cars are a mixture of cars for a roadshow for retailers and the first cars for customers.
While electric car maker Fisker Automotive is in the process of launching its first electric car, the Karma, to dealerships and customers this summer, the auto startup says it is also starting to hire workers for its next-generation electric car, dubbed code name Project Nina.
Electric car maker Fisker Automotive has already raised over $1 billion in equity, loans and grants. And yet, the company, which will be launching its first inaugural electric car this summer, has raised another $100 million. That’s on top of the $190 million which recently closed.
Plug-in hybrid vehicle startup Fisker Automotive has closed its latest equity financing round at $189 million — a major step toward meeting the venture’s cost sharing requirements for green car projects backed by Uncle Sam.