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By Justin Hart on January 13, 2024 - 2:19PM
There are a plethora of high end, luxury electric vehicles (EVs) for sale, and fewer affordable models to choose from. This is a fact, but it doesn’t mean there is an especially prominent lack of lower priced EVs. Actually, there have never been so many!
By Peter Neilson on August 29, 2023 - 5:32PM
From luxury lapses to futuristic fallacies, journey through the tales of 7 hybrid hopefuls that promised green dreams but faded into history's pages.
By Justin Hart on January 28, 2023 - 7:36AM
Earlier this week I promised a follow up on my initial review of the 2023 Kia Niro EV Wind. This good looking, well equipped, and enjoyable to drive EV deserves more attention than I could give it in a single article. It also deserves some comparison to other EVs that are closest to it in price since it is currently priced a little higher than its closest competitors, but that is no reason to discount this excellent entry level EV, especially considering its standard features are better than most.
By Justin Hart on July 21, 2022 - 2:52PM
I just wrapped up a visit with my auntie and uncle in Kauai. They want to purchase either a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) or electric (EV) subcompact - midsize SUV/crossover. My family are most concerned about seating position, cargo and passenger volume, and adequate ground clearance. To help them and others looking for similar vehicles at somewhere near the average price of a new vehicle, I have collected information on all such vehicles currently or soon to go on sale in the U.S (by end of 2023).
By James Walker on May 7, 2022 - 8:53AM
Fisker wants the Ronin to have the longest range of any production EV. Here's why were skeptical.
By Marc Stern on April 15, 2022 - 5:26PM
Although it has seemed to take forever, the impending launch of the Ford F-150 Lightning has been rather quick. As recently as two years ago, the automaker was still teasing the pickup's launch and now it is scheduled for April 26.
By Justin Hart on January 27, 2022 - 2:22AM
Kia has revealed the pricing of their new EV6 for the U.S. market and the good news is that it has a lower starting MSRP, at $40,900, than almost every other compact EV SUV currently for sale. Only the VW ID.4 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 (when the RWD base model goes on sale) are priced lower than the EV6, and only a tad lower at $40,760 and $39,700 respectively.
By James Walker on November 19, 2021 - 5:35PM
The all-electric Fisker Ocean will cost $37,499 before credits thanks to its use of multiple battery setups.
By Tinsae Aregay on April 7, 2021 - 3:38AM
A note to clients out by Morgan Stanley says auto investors can't afford to not have Tesla in their portfolio. The note also discusses how the $174 billion Biden EV tax incentive will disproportionately benefit Tesla.
By Jimmy Dinsmore on August 31, 2020 - 2:38PM
A second class-action lawsuit launched against Ford regarding underperforming fuel economy for 2019 Ford and 2017-2019 Ford F-150. Two lawsuits now claim Ford is inaccurate on their fuel economy ratings.
By Al Castro on September 13, 2018 - 9:36AM
Thieves are hacking Tesla vehicles and their key fobs worldwide with special hacking computer hardware tools to steal the car within seconds. It took Tesla a year to solve it. All this, from the company that wants to bring us a world of electric cars without drivers, the problems that may seem too difficult for Tesla to solve over the electric cars they already have that still need them.
By Alex Guberman on January 15, 2018 - 3:55PM
CES 2018 has come to an end but the hype it has created in the world of electric cars is just starting to spread. It is clear that electric cars are becoming more than just cars. They are hi-tech devices on wheels that are connected to the rest of our world. So, it is no surprise that more and more electric cars and EV related technologies are being showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
By Armen Hareyan on January 9, 2018 - 4:14PM
Tesla's archnemesis Fisker is making a comback with a 400 mile autonomous EMotion electric car and a Tesla style reservation system.
By Patrick Rall on January 12, 2016 - 11:35AM
Henrik Fisker and Bob Lutz have teamed up to create a unique new American supercar with a custom carbon fiber body wrapped around a Dodge Viper chassis and drivetrain – with 745 horsepower leading to a top speed of 218 miles per hour.
By Patrick Rall on November 17, 2014 - 2:26PM
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is currently the most powerful, the quickest and the fastest 4-door sedan in the world, but the 707hp Mopar beast could soon have some stiff competition from a GM-powered 4-door, but it isn’t the Chevrolet SS – it is the Fisker Karma.
By Luke Ottaway on September 22, 2014 - 10:34AM
The Fisker Karma is making a comeback, as the company’s new owners plan to bring the plug-in hybrid sedan to life once more next year. Will the rush to get the Karma back to market hurt its chances of success?
By Luke Ottaway on May 20, 2014 - 9:35AM
It takes a great deal of money to produce a successful startup, especially for one that makes electric vehicles. That shouldn’t be a problem for Fisker under its deep-pocketed and passionate new owner.
By John Goreham on May 6, 2014 - 12:38PM
Detroit-based VL Automotive, co-founded by the legendary Bob Lutz, is now part of WMGTA, an electric car maker with Chinese connections.
By Luke Ottaway on April 21, 2014 - 12:26PM
Though best known for losing most of the money it received from the government as part of President Obama’s stimulus plan, the new owner of Fisker has breathed life into the electric automaker that could return to production as early as next year.
By John Goreham on March 25, 2014 - 9:51AM
The sale of Fisker’s assets is now complete. Will the car re-emerge?
By John Goreham on February 17, 2014 - 9:09AM
In the latest chapter of the drawn out bankruptcy saga, a Chinese company wins the auction to get assets of Fisker. The US market could soon have three Chinese car companies offering cars for sale.
By John Goreham on November 24, 2013 - 7:59PM
The American taxpayers have lost another $139 million subsidizing electric supercars for millionaires. Torque News predicted this outcome a year ago.
By David Herron on October 21, 2013 - 9:33PM
The Department of Energy has reportedly sold its loans to Fisker Automotive to a Chinese investor group led by the son of Asia's richest man, and who was already an investor.
By David Herron on September 12, 2013 - 2:50PM
A Hamburg based investment group has sent a detailed buyout offer for Fisker Automotive to the Dept. of Energy.
By Patrick Rall on August 26, 2013 - 1:25PM
Unverified reports are claiming that Fisker Automotive CEO Tony Posawatz has stepped down from his position atop the dying automaker – leaving co-founder Bernhard Koehler to captain the ship as they desperately look for “investors” to keep the company afloat.
By David Herron on July 24, 2013 - 7:50PM
A Bush-era program giving federal loans to support "advanced technology vehicle manufacturing" is under threat from Congress, but it should be ended anyway.
By Patrick Rall on May 28, 2013 - 6:15PM
Fisker Automotive founder Henrik Fisker has joined forces with Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li in an attempt to buy the struggling extended range electric vehicle company by means of purchasing the massive chunk of debt owed to the United States Treasury via the $192 Department of Energy loan.
By Patrick Rall on May 9, 2013 - 12:28PM
Even though it looks like Fisker Automotive is all but out of business due to crippling financial issues, the Bob Lutz backed VL Destino that is based on the Fisker Karma extended range electric vehicle will carry on – with hundreds of inquiries from current Karma owners who are more interested in supercharged V8 power than they are emission free driving.
By David Herron on April 11, 2013 - 8:23PM
Reports of the impending demise of Fisker Automotive have been exaggerated in order to force the company into bankruptcy, says an unnamed Fisker Automotive insider.
By Patrick Rall on April 9, 2013 - 2:21PM
Fisker Automotive could files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week as the company faces a massive government loan payment later this month – with the whole situation being complicated by a lawsuit filed by one of the employees who was laid off last Friday that, if successful, could lead to more suits of a similar nature.