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Fisker Atlantic (Nina)

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by doug, May 13, 2008.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    So many of the company quotes sound like direct lifts fromf Tesla's early press releases.
     
  2. Chris H.

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    As TM have amply demonstrated, "planning" and "delivering" are two completely separate issues... :tongue:
     
  3. Cobos

    Cobos S60 owner since 2013

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    So true, so true. And this is why I tend to believe Mr Siry when he says he has little faith in Fiskers timeline. It seems neither Fisker Coachbuild or their partner Quantum has never actually built complete cars, just bits and pieces. Important pieces mind you, but still it's always the small details that gets you.... Like: a transmission isn't a problem, we've been building them for ages.... :)

    Cobos
     
  4. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Cheaper Fisker?

    Frisker say a cheaper car in the works.


    This new car should probably get it's own thread.
     
  5. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Strange, I moved this post before I even noticed this comment.
     
  6. Kevin Harney

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    How can it be " significantly less" and still " a step above" the Model S ?!?!
     
  7. vfx

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    Great minds....
     
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    So it's above the Model S, but lower than the Karma? That assumes the aforementioned are not on par. Even if they aren't, it's a pretty narrow market segment they are shooting for.
     
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    I wonder if it doesn't have to do with actual price as much as perception. Perhaps this is the beginning of Fisker to try to lump the class Model S in with the class of a Chevy.
     
  10. Kevin Harney

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    That was my preception as to what they were trying to do .....and I don't think that is going to work well....
     
  11. Kevin Harney

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    It is fascinating to me that Fisker (in design concept) is much more similar the the Volt than the Model S and they might be trying to say that Model S is in the same class of vehicle as the Volt. Not that Fisker is in the same class as the Volt but I wonder if they are trying to head that conseption off at the pass by throwing the first punch.
     
  12. stopcrazypp

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    I understand what you are saying. Tradition segment-wise ( in terms of compact, mid-sized, full-size segments etc) the Model S and the Fisker concept is much closer. Technology-wise, the Fisker & the Volt is much closer. I don't see how they come to the conclusion of the Model S being close to the Volt, the only thing they have in common is they are cheaper than the Karma & they have electric drive.
     
  13. doug

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    IIRC, they wanted to make an announcement about a cheaper car as part of a ploy for that gov't money. Was the cheaper car to be manufactured in the US?
     
  14. Brent

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    That would be in an, uh, karmic sense.
     
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    Ray Lane: Fisker to Make Major Announcement About $39K Plug-In Hybrid

    Might mean they got the DOE loans.
     
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    BREAKING: Fisker gets $528.7 million loan from U.S. DOE for Karma, Project Nina — Autoblog Green



     
  17. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    That's a lot of bold claims for a company that hasn't delivered a single car yet, and seems to be unable to do that without government loans.
     
  18. dpeilow

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    then

    Yeah, right.


    Matching funds anyone? Tesla might as well go for money for the Bluestar now.
     

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