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Fisker is Back!

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Fisker is back, and the Atlantic Concept has been confirmed for 2015. If you have not been paying attention to the saga at Fisker, they have been in trouble since the day the company was formed. They started in 2007, spend too much money on parts, ended up losing $35,000 per $100,000 Karmathey sold, and spent a total of  $1.4 billion on one single car.

To make matters worse, they put less than 2,000 Karma’s in driveways across North America over five years of production, even though their plan was to have 15,000 sold per year. This week we discovered that the Wangiang Group had purchased Fisker for the sum of $149.2 million, and has plans to resume production of the Karma within one year.

The Chinese auto parts company also has aspirations to finish the Atlantic Concept in 2015, which was slated to be Fisker’s more affordable hybrid:

Wanxiang, according to Ni, also wants Fisker to complete the half finished development of a second model called the Atlantic, a mid-size gasoline-electric hybrid sedan that was to be positioned as a more affordable “volume model” under Fisker’s previous management and was slated to go into production in 2015.

via Reuters

The Fisker Atlantic Shows Us Some Cleavage

The New York International Auto Show opens today for the general public, and visitors are going to be treated to the first viewing of the new plug-in, hybrid powered Fisker Atlantic. The Atlantic is the second offering, following their high-performance hybrid, known as the Karma. This is a slightly dumbed-down version, which also means that it will be more affordable to the average Joe and Jolene. The Karma was a six-figure, luxury, performance car for the green elite.

The range of the Atlantic on full lithium ion electric power will be between 30 and 40 miles, and thereafter, the gasoline (possibly turbo-charged) engine, supplied by BMW, will kick in. At this point, Fisker has yet to give the details of the engine itself, or the kind of performance that we can expect from it. However, it sure does look awfully purty under all those glittering lights!

Photo Credit: Sarah Tew / CBS Interactive