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Jul 15, 2013
Elizabeth Puckett
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Electric Cars Will Probably Never Be ‘Mainstream’

With more EV charging stations popping up all over the country, some might expect that electric vehicles will soon take over the streets one day. What many people don’t realize is that there’re some serious roadblocks when it comes to EV ownership and it’s not likely that these cars will ever become mainstream, unless the makers address certain issues first. Auto makers have been banking on high gas prices to drive buyers to alternative powered vehicles, but the numbers just aren’t there yet. Continue reading »

Jan 5, 2012
Chris Weiss

Fisker Karma Models Recalled For Fire Hazard

It’s been a tough couple of months for plug-in hybrids. In November, the NHTSA opened up an investigation of the Chevy Volt’s battery after a test model caught fire at the agency’s facility. With that investigation still pending, the market’s other series hybrid–the Fisker Karma–has battery fire problems of its own. Fisker has recalled 2012 Karma models built between July 1 and November 3 in order to repair a problem with the lithium-ion batteries.

Fisker has identified a problem caused by incorrect positioning of hose clamps within the Karma’s high-voltage lithium-ion battery. If left uncorrected, the misaligned clamps could allow coolant to leak from the hoses, creating a potential short circuit and fire hazard.

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Dec 22, 2011
Chris Weiss

Fisker Karma Gets Yet Another Price Increase, Now Over $100K

Fisker just can’t seem to keep the price of the Karma down. The sexy series hybrid is finally starting to show up in dealerships after years of delays, and Fisker is already bumping the price up. Again. The car got a 6 percent increase in base price. The new pricing went into effect last Thursday for new customers and will apply to those that have already reserved their Karmas beginning in January.

Cars tend to get price increases when they move into the next model year, but Fisker has increased the price of the Karma at least three different times before it’s hardly begun selling it. The ever-rising price can’t be helping the start-up automaker’s reputation.

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