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Fisker throws down the gauntlet to Tesla

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by voyager, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. voyager

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    Henrik Fisker announced plans to relaunch his electric vehicle efforts three years after a bankruptcy with his company making high-priced cars that were popular with celebrities. Fisker's announcement revived his long-standing rivalry with Tesla as he promised a premium, all-electric successor to his 2012 Fisker Karma "with a patented battery that will deliver a significantly longer life and range than any battery currently on the market."

    Fisker throws down the gauntlet to Tesla | Business | DW.COM | 05.10.2016
     
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  2. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Active Member

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    When there's a cliche in the headline it's not a good sign for the article.

    There are better batteries out there, but it'll cost ya.
     
  3. ecarfan

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    Hilarious article title. Good luck Henri, you have a lot of catching up to do!
     
  4. voyager

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    And the magic word is.... "patented battery"... I wonder how that landed in Musk's competitor's hands.
     
  5. HankLloydRight

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    I thought some other billionaire bought the rights and planned to relaunch Fisker and threatened to do so?

    edit: That article appears to be from May '16.
     
  6. EV-lutioin

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    Ah, yet another super secret battery that will soon dominate the world.... ba ha ha
     
  7. Yggdrasill

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    October 5th. (DDMMYYYY)

    Anyway, I wish him good luck. Back in 2012, the Fisker/Tesla rivalry was interesting, but Tesla won, and is now light years ahead of anything Fisker is capable of for the forseeable future.
     
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  8. svp6

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    Gorgeous design though on the Karma (minus the mustache grille). The more options for performance, nice-looking EVs, the better.
     
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    That's adorable...
     
  10. AMPd

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    Should be much easier this time around having already filled out the bankruptcy paperwork and all.
     
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    I wonder if he will make more than 2000 cars before going bankrupt this time. I saw a Fisker Karma on the road this week--the first one I have seen in a long time.

    How many Tesla beaters/competitors have been announced--must be at least a dozen.
     
  12. lolachampcar

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    I literally laughed out loud when I read the thread title.
    Thank you for that funny of the day.
     
  13. RubberToe

    RubberToe Supporting the greater good

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    I think you meant Tesla KILLERS! They were all going to/will kill Tesla! :rolleyes:

    Cadillac ELR was my personal favorite, YMMV...

    RT
     
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  14. AustinPowers

    AustinPowers Total Smeghead

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    My favorite quote is

    "He went as far as to say that his new company would "spearhead a revolution in electric cars that will disrupt the market and change the world." "

    That pretty much describes what Tesla has done - and keeps doing - since 2003 or 2012 respectively. :)
     
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  15. lolachampcar

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    Watching someone else grab the brass ring when you too were once on that merry go round can have a profound effect on some people. It is especially true when that person has a sizable ego. I suspect HF sees himself as partially responsible for Tesla's success and defines himself as a success based on that footing. It is sad and delusional.
     
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    Gauntlet?

    Someone's been watching waaay too much Game of Thrones.

    House Fisker - "Bankruptcy is Coming"
     
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  17. voyager

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    I love Fisker's sports car he designed for Artega (went belly up too):

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  18. SR22pilot

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    Someone did. Fisker the person is starting a different company.
     
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  19. lolachampcar

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    That car looks like the love child of a Ferrari and a Lotus.
     
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  20. AMPd

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    The man knows how to style a car, the karma looked good, the problem is that's all that was good about it.
     
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