24 Jan '12, 9pm

Fisker's latest Karma problems? Vehicles stuck at sea

Fisker's latest Karma problems? Vehicles stuck at sea

How many ways can a car be delayed? For the Fisker Karma, the answer is: a lot. Following all sorts of problems in getting the luxury plug-in hybrid to market (to say nothing of the price increases and the two insta- recalls ), Fisker's latest problem is, apparently, having finished vehicles that are stuck at the border just waiting to come into the U.S. (The Karma is built at the Valmet factory in Finland.) According to Automotive News (via USA Today ), the ongoing problems are causing potential buyers to take their $5,000 deposits back. USA Today writes, "Some 1,500 of the Finnish-built Karmas are stuck at sea, stuck in customs or otherwise stuck." That is not a good situation. So, how does that 60-new-Karmas-a-day number look now? More importantly, if the Karma goes bad, will the company's next project – the already-controversial Nina for which the feds loaned Fisker ov...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/01/24/fiskers-latest-karma...

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