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By Brad Berman ·
November 21, 2017

Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Is Coming in 2019, But With How Much Range?

Ford Motor Company is planning to reintroduce a plug-in hybrid version of the Escape crossover SUV in 2019, according to a report in Automotive News. That new plug-in hybrid will fill in a gap for electric car shoppers: an affordable crossover with a robust plug-in hybrid powertrain. The new plug-in Ford Escape will be accompanied by a plug-in-hybrid Lincoln MKC.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 04, 2017

Honda Clarity Electric Goes On Sale in California and Oregon

The all-electric version of the 2017 Honda Clarity started arriving in dealerships in the past few weeks. The full-size sedan, which is only available in California and Oregon, leases for $269 a month for 36 months with $1,999 due at signing. The all-electric Clarity can travel 89 miles on a single charge. That puts Honda in the unfortunate position of introducing an EV with a driving range significantly lower than the new generation of electric cars.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
May 31, 2013

Imagine If Bob Lutz Was in Charge of Fisker

With Chinese partners, either Henrik Fisker or Lutz could emerge as CEOs of an out-of-bankruptcy carmaker. Which one is better?

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
April 19, 2013

Why The Fisker Karma Was The Wrong Car At The Wrong Time

Think back to 2007, when the war on terror was in full swing, the housing bubble had yet to burst, and venture capitalists couldn’t get enough of green tech startups. And a small automotive company was founded in by automotive designer Henrik Fisker and his business partner Bernhard Koehler. From the start, Fisker Automotive had grandiose designs: to build and sell a luxury plug-in hyrbid sports sedan. But the car failed to gain the support of the EV crowd.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 11, 2013

Fisker Automotive Insider: It’s Not Over

Fisker Automotive, the maker of a $100,000 sleek plug-in hybrid, might be moving toward bankruptcy, but the company still has a future. That’s the message conveyed by a former Fisker employee with knowledge about the company’s operations, in an exclusive interview with According to the source, media reports depicting Fisker Automotive at a permanent dead-end are based on unsubstantiated information about negotiations with China-based companies vying to buy the company. Stories were leaked in order to devalue the company and drive it into bankruptcy, so an acquiring company could get a better deal.

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By Zach McDonald ·
March 13, 2013

Henrik Fisker Leaves Fisker Automotive

Henrik Fisker resigned from Fisker Automotive today, citing “several major disagreements” with executive management over “business strategy.”

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By Eric Loveday ·
February 21, 2013

Geely's Fisker Acquisition Could Be Boon for Plug-in Hybrids

Geely and Dongfeng now appear to be the only two firms in the running to buy a majority stake in Fisker Automotive. Geely, the current frontrunner, also owns Volvo, which is working on its own plug-in hybrids. The deal would potentially put two prominent PHEV players under one roof, with both Fisker and Volvo eager to make more affordable plug-in hybrids.

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By Eric Loveday ·
February 13, 2013

Fisker to Resume Karma Production "Fairly Soon"

With production now stopped for seven months, it's a relief to hear Fisker founder Henrik Fisker tell reporters at the Chicago Auto Show that production of the Karma will resume "fairly soon." Hopefully, that's soon enough for the struggling automaker as supply of the Karma is slowly dwindling down to next-to-nothing.

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By Alysha Webb ·
January 31, 2013

Fisker Automotive Hunts for Survival Money in China

Fisker Automotive is facing a cash crunch. The company is turning to China to find the money it needs to survive. But so far it isn’t having much luck, according to my sources.

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By Alysha Webb ·
December 03, 2012

In Survival Mode, Fisker Looks to Middle East and China

Tony Posawatz, CEO of plug-in electric vehicle maker Fisker Automotive, is a really cheerful guy. That was my impression when I interviewed him at the Los Angeles Auto Show during the media days. And that is admirable given that he heads a company that faces questions of survival. Fisker is nonetheless forging ahead with development of dealer networks in locations outside the United States.

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