SYNDICATED NEWS
PHOTO CAPTION: Fisker Karma to go on sale March 21, 2011.

Fisker Karma to Go On Sale in Spring, IPO Not Far Behind

Jason Mick provides brief on plug-in hybrid maker Fisker.

Published: 28-Feb-2011

For better or worse Tesla Motors Inc. pretty much provided the blueprint of how to start a successful electric vehicle company -- have wealthy donors fund an initial corporate launch; gather venture capital; seek government grants and loans; launch your vehicle; achieve profitability; launch an IPO to raise more capital; use government loans and venture capital to make the jump to large production numbers if desired.

Fisker Automotive seems to be following a similar path to success, though its road has been a bit rockier. Now with the impending launch of the sleek Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), let's take a look at the past present and future of this company and its flagship vehicle.

I. Hype and Inflated Expectations

<< PREVIOUSNEXT >>
RELATED NEWS ITEMS

Image from 'Pure Driving Passion' photography series features high-heeled model.

A total of 15,000 Karma plug-in hybrids will be built at Valmet production facility in Finland.

Fisker Karma is assembled in Finland.

Company looking to raise between $75-150 million.

Fisker Karma is powered by combination of electric motor and gasoline engine.

Karma has hit the same price range as Tesla’s electric sports car the Roadster.

READER COMMENTS

blog comments powered by Disqus