It’s been nearly two years since Fisker Automotive declared
bankruptcy after it sold just 1,700 cars sold. After bankruptcy, the company
was purchased by Wanxieng America, a subsidiary of the Chinese auto parts
giant, Wanxieng Group. From the start, Wanxieng made it clear that it planned
to bring the company back from the graveyard, although we’re only now getting
word on how and when that might happen.Last week, Fisker announced that it will change it...
Honda last month unveiled a mid-cycle facelift for its 2016
CR-Z hybrid. The CR-Z will get significant tweaks to its front fascia and rear
bumper area, as well as a slight widening of its back wheels for a sportier,
more aggressive overall look. (The picture above shows the 2015 model.)Since its U.S. release for the 2011 model year, Honda’s CR-Z
hybrid has suffered from weak sales, due—at least in part—to its underwhelming performance. Last year...
Despite competition from new electric and plug-in models,
the Toyota Prius is still the most recognized green car on the road. Yet,
recent sales have declined, mostly because the current third-generation model
(shown above) has been on the market for about six years. Low gas prices don’t help either.
Toyota is betting it can renew interest in the Prius when it reveals the design of the
fourth-generation 2016 model on September 8...
Do you remember the Fisker Karma? That’s the $100,000 luxury
high-performance plug-in hybrid that garnered a ton of attention a few years
ago. Its long list of celebrity owners includes Leonardo DiCaprio and Cee Lo Green. The
company went bankrupt in 2013, after producing about 2,500 units. Today, you
can find 10 or more Fisker Karmas on eBay for an average price of about
$50,000.The Fisker Karma is powered by a pair of 161-horsepower