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Fisker Faces More Trouble

E-REV sports car dies during Consumer Reports' initial testing.

by on Mar.09, 2012

Fisker founder Henrik Fisker with the Karma.

UPDATE: Fisker has fixed and returned Consumer Reports’ Karma. Click here to read the story.

Now that the Fisker Karma has finally reached production, problems with the beautiful extended-range electric vehicle are starting to pile up.

The latest trouble with the $100,000 car came when Consumers Reports was just beginning its testing of the Karma luxury sports car when it died, according to a report from Reuters.

In a statement, Fisker said it has sent two engineers to assess the problem.

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In the last month, Fisker appointed a new CEO, Tom Lasorda, a former Chrysler executive, to replace the company’s eponymous founder, Henrik Fisker. Fisker co-founded the company and designed the Karma, which has met with critical acclaim for its sleek styling. The company has dealt with a leak from its 2o kWh lithium-ion nanophosphate battery, supplied by A123. And it has shut down work at its U.S. plant, where it hopes to build its second model, called Nina, while it renegotiates with the terms of a $529 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy. It also had to halt sales in January to fix a software glitch.

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