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    Bad "Karma"?

    I just saw this article about Tesla vs. Fisker
    http://www.autoblog.com/2008/04/15/t...er-automotive/

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    Today's NYT had a long article on the subject.

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    Hmmmm, maybe I should withdraw that deposit.
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    Neither car come close to the Z8 in terms of beauty and timeless styling.

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    Mac, I'm not trying to discourage you, but the state of battery technology simply isn't there to support the ambitious goals of our good friend Fisker when it comes to the Karma (just search for challenges GM faces with the Volt and Toyota's recent decision to stop the plug-in hybrid business). They can probably make a car that delivers the range and power using the state of the art in battery technology but long term reliability is a big question and what keeps GMs product managers awake at night. If you have an option to lease for two years, that might be a better deal. Beter yet, for 100K get yourself a 2nd (third?) Z8
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    update

    From Autoblog.com:

    "Fisker's request for arbitration granted in Tesla lawsuit
    06-13-2008

    A few months back, Tesla Motors sued Fisker Automotive for allegedly stealing information related to the production of its upcoming plug-in electric sedan named Whitestar and using it to develop its series-hybird, the Karma. Yesterday, a judge ruled in favor of Fisker Automotive by allowing the case to go into arbitration outside the courtroom, which was apparently part of the original agreement between Tesla and Henrik Fisker in the first place. It appears that Tesla went outside that original agreement by bringing forth its lawsuit in the first place, though Tesla may have considered that contract void as the original lawsuit alleged that it was signed merely to gain access to confidential information.

    Although the arbitration is to be handled outside of court, the judge has scheduled a management conference this August, perhaps to be sure that negotiations are moving along. Th is is good news for Fisker, which is currently working to get its Karma PHEV sedan to market by the fourth-quarter of 2009."

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    This just in from GM...

    A happy outcome for the Fisker team!

    http://www.autoblog.com/2008/04/15/t...er-automotive/
    Andrew Macpherson

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