• Dave Posted: 4/11/2008 9:58pm PDT

    The first cars were not actually an improvement over horses. So far, alternative-power vehicles have not been a functional improvement over traditionally-fueled vehicles. We need early-adopters who are willing to get fleeced to provide a beta-test bed to allow manufacturers to "evolve" a new product. If you are reading this, you have a computer. But it is not a Sinclair, Commodore or VIC-20. Celebrate the fact that cockeyed optimists are trying to be the next big thing, but don't invest in them. Buy the next Fiskar owner you meet a beer, and then think of him when you ae driving to work in a plutonium-powered hovercar, twenty years from now.

  • Suman Posted: 4/11/2008 5:42pm PDT

    Horses have their own emissions problems... :)

    Supposedly Fisker's partner Quantum has already been building plug-in hybrids for the military. How much of their capacity they can devote to civilian production (and whether it's enough) remains to be seen. While I'd place a deposit on a Karma myself if I could afford one, I don't know how quickly Fisker will be able to ramp up production with the sort of quality that customers in the Karma's demographic will expect.

  • eqestriangallore Posted: 4/11/2008 4:19pm PDT

    GET A HORSE!
    WHO CARES?.

  • Baghdadi Posted: 4/10/2008 9:28pm PDT

    Alla bless you Mr. Fisker(Fisher)!,also be blessed the civilized photographer for not printing idiotic letters on the picture!,Kisses and huggles to all of you!.
    Signed with love
    Abu Manyuk ibn'l Zarzir!

  • Dave Posted: 4/10/2008 8:33pm PDT

    That is going to be an odd car. Is it going to be quiet?? I'm worried about road noise and drivetrain noise ruining an otherwise sexy car.

  • John V Posted: 4/10/2008 7:55pm PDT

    Tesla had driveable vehicles in August 2006, a good 18 months before customer deliveries. I am skeptical -- let's make that highly skeptical -- that Fisker can deliver cars in 18 months unless we start to see driveable cars around NOW.

    And considering that in January Fisker reps said they hadn't selected an engine, didn't know (or wouldn't say) even which variety of Li-ion batteries they planned to use, and had no idea where they'd build the car ... this feels somewhat unlikely.

  • Jason M. Hendler Posted: 4/10/2008 5:25pm PDT

    Yes, Tesla and Fisker are uniquely placed with excellent targeting market - matching style, performance and price to make their products succeed.

    Tesla has the advantage of the best all electric performance, where Fisker has the advantage of being a range-extended EV, so that owners can quickly gas up on a long trip and keep going. Fisker also has the advantage of being designed by the greatest auto designer in the world - Henrich Fisker, who designed Jaguars, BMW's and Aston Martins.