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      04-08-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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Fisker is dead

too bad.... they made really cool cars

http://www.latimes.com/business/auto...,7184892.story
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      04-08-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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Did they? It just seems like they blew a lot of smoke and made a car that looked squished, weighed too much and didn't do anything that the Tesla didn't do better. This isn't the first time Henrik Fisker has driven a "coach builder" into the ground.
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      04-08-2013, 05:00 PM   #3
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too bad.... they made really cool cars

http://www.latimes.com/business/auto...,7184892.story
that's quiet unfortunate, the Fisker dealer just opened their door last year in Vancouver, didn't they?
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      04-08-2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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      04-08-2013, 08:18 PM   #6
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I wouldn't be surprised if Tesla also doesn't survive. Battery technology just isn't there yet.
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Called this about a year ago.
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      04-08-2013, 11:06 PM   #8
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I wouldn't be surprised if Tesla also doesn't survive. Battery technology just isn't there yet.
Telsa is a much different situation. They have Toyota helping them.
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I still see these flying out of the dealer here but I seldom see them on the road. I do see Teslas with increased frequency. I personally know 2 people with the Model S.

The technology really is a tough sell at this point. While it's great that they use zero gas, it's a PITA to remember to charge the thing all the time. There's something to be said for having a car go from empty to full in about two minutes - something that battery technology just can't do yet.
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      04-09-2013, 07:11 AM   #10
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and didn't do anything that the Tesla didn't do better.
You're comparing the Karma to the Model S?
The Model S wasn't for sale when the Karma came out, so there's no comparison.
The model S still isn't for sale now in europe (at least not where I live).
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This is a shame, but this will probably make all of the current fiskers worth more.
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      04-09-2013, 09:04 AM   #12
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This is a shame, but this will probably make all of the current fiskers worth more.
I hope you were being sarcastic...
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They kept going on fire.... Too dangerous to buy one and park in your house !
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that's quiet unfortunate, the Fisker dealer just opened their door last year in Vancouver, didn't they?
The BMW store was selling them on the side -- not an actual Fisker dealer

They have probably a dozen cars on the road here -- not that many
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Another company our Government invested in that goes out of business. Nice.
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Good riddance. The fact that thing thing was alive this long was long enough. Good job to the government for subsidizing this company and a boatload of other sub-par companies.
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And everyone thinks the Volt is over-priced.
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I still see these flying out of the dealer here but I seldom see them on the road. I do see Teslas with increased frequency. I personally know 2 people with the Model S.

The technology really is a tough sell at this point. While it's great that they use zero gas, it's a PITA to remember to charge the thing all the time. There's something to be said for having a car go from empty to full in about two minutes - something that battery technology just can't do yet.
Let's clarify here... Will never be able to do. Hence the problem.
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God forbid the government invest in technologies that could one day change the world and how we operate within it. I think people in general have very little idea of the number of innovations and technologies we use everyday that started via government investment.

There are a lot of great articles out there, from both sides of the political coin, that highlight some of the innovations that have occurred based on government-funded research and development.

http://www.americanprogress.org/issu...nded-research/

It's easy for stuff like this to make news because government is an easy target, but overall these investments have been profitable in the long haul. Good news like that is rarely reported.
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Let's clarify here... Will never be able to do. Hence the problem.
Why not? We don't know where the next innovation is. And frankly the "having to remember to charge" is a cop-out. You have to remember to fill your tank with gas. You have to remember to change the oil, spark plugs, air filter, etc in your car. All things you don't have to do with electric.

The only separation at this point is that charging can take 2-3 hours, whereas filling up takes 5-20 minutes depending on travel time, waiting in line, etc. With adjustments to how you operate it's a non issue. And frankly, for the 15 bucks a month I pay in electricity, versus the 200 a month I was paying in gas, I'm happy to make the adjustments. And when gas hits 6 a gallon, or wherever it will be in 3-4 years, I'll be even more okay with adjusting my schedule to charge.

Technology WILL get there. Look at how far things have come in the last 5 years.
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      04-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #21
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It takes you 5-20 min to fill your tank with gas??? I didn't even wait that long during hurricane Sandy and those lines were epic. You fill up when you're on the way somewhere. You don't make special trips to fill up with gas...

Also, if you're so fuel conscious, why do you drive a CTS-V?
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The cars never stacked up, they were constantly braking down. I know a group of doctors that bought them and they said their better then Tesla. I said right the salesman tell you that? Yes. Well you'll be sorry, i bet they don't last two years. Long story short they hate me lol.
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