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Fisker vows to beat Tesla

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by HHHH, May 22, 2014.

  1. HHHH

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    Sure, but the analysis in that piece is pretty superficial.
     
  3. wycolo

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    Fisker owner (the Chinese billionaire), not Fisker (the designer/entrepreneur). Login required by Bloomberg.
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  4. green1

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    I wish them luck, honestly. Competition is good, and if they can out-do Tesla that's a great thing for everyone. That said, I don't hold high hopes of this happening, talk is cheap.
     
  5. dsm363

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    This is all for press attention as they aren't really in competition with Tesla. More of an i8 competitor.
     
  6. bonnie

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    I don't get it. Why would Fisker Automotive just announce they were taking on Tesla and not some other automaker? Why not just say they're going to become a large car company, exceed sales quotas, etc.? Such limited thinking.

    Oh wait, I get it. The association with Tesla in the headlines misleads people into believing that Fisker is a BEV. And anything with 'Tesla' in the headline will get reprinted. They're just trying to draft behind Tesla's success.
     
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    Well, Karma ~p Volt, where ~p = is not purely electric for practical reasons.
     
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    Ding ding ding!
     
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    This coming from a company that is just coming out of bankruptcy and it's only value was based on patent rights. Perhaps it's best to make a car that isn't riddled with problems before they go talking about toppling anyone.
     
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    Let's see if they build an actual EV.
     
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    Sounds very close to where tesla was at one time...
    Now look at them.
    I hope the Asian countries do make good electric cars, and bring prices down.
    Tesla compare their gen3 to a 3series, but some people can't afford bmws, they drive toyotas and nissans...
     
  12. woof

    woof Model S #P683 Blue 85 kWh

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    This is good! Tesla's goal to accelerate the pace of electrification of transport is working. Go Fisker! (And I hope they drop the ER part and just keep the EV).
     
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    I think their only chance is the Atlantic. The Karma now has new competitors (i8 the big one, ELR less so) and the problems with it (plus the association with the bankruptcy) seems to be more trouble than it's worth.
     
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    Changing the name from Fisker probably worthwhile as well.
     
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    The Karma is very much a 'niche' vehicle. IF they can bring out a pure EV Atlantic they may have something between the S and E
     
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    I don't see the parallels. Tesla never went into bankruptcy although Elon Musk said he expected Tesla to fail but it was worth the risk. Lu Guanqiu says he plans to topple Tesla. These companies are run by people with two very different philosophies.
     
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    Those who can, do.
    Those who can't, talk.
     
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    Good luck with that!
     
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    In my 2011 Volt, I've used 0.2 gallons of gas and have driven just over a 1000 miles in the past few weeks!!! Close enough to electric for me (until the Model X is out but Volt is staying in family).
     

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