A plan for Fisker Automotive Inc.
is solidifying that would put the company’s gas-electric hybrid Karma luxury automobile back on the road in mid-2015, according to its newly appointed interim president.
The hope is that the newly launched car, backed by the deep pockets of Chinese auto-parts company Wanxiang, will be free of the bugs that drove Fisker into bankruptcy last year.
A second, station-wagon-like version of the $100,000-plus Karma, called the Surf, could ship in 2016. And a lower-cost vehicle, the Atlantic, might come in 2017, Fisker President Roger Brown said in an interview.
“We don’t know if we would keep Fisker Automotive as the company (name),” said Brown, a managing partner at Nashville, Tenn.-based Summit Strategic Investments who has worked with Wanxiang for years. “The cars are the rock stars.”Read Article