Fisker's Atlantic Plug-in Hybrid Sedan Leaked Ahead of This Week's Official Unveil
April 1, 2012 6:16 PM
comment(s) - last by
Fisker Atlantic gets an early reveal
Fisker Automotive has been in the news recently due to problems with the Karma plug-in hybrid's lithium-ion battery pack. The issue gained widespread attention when
test vehicle died with fewer than 200 miles on the odometer.
A123 Systems, the maker of the battery pack for the Fisker Karma, has taken the drastic step of
replacing the defective battery packs
in 2012 model year vehicles at a cost of $55 million. In addition, A123 also bumped the battery warranty from 50,000 miles to 60,000 miles.
Fisker Automotive is hoping to get past this storm cloud with the unveiling of its second production model: the Atlantic. The Atlantic was previously known under the name "Project Nina" and will be officially revealed to the public this Tuesday.
Official images of the upcoming plug-in hybrid have now leaked onto the web. The Atlantic closely mimics the styling of its larger brother, the Karma. The voluptuous curves and twin grille successfully filter down to a vehicle that is supposed to be roughly the size of a BMW 5-Series according to
. This would put it at about equal footing with the
all-electric Tesla Model S
The Nina should also retail at around half of the Karma’s $102,000 starting price.
Not much else is known about the plug-in hybrid, but we do know that it should be much lighter than the morbidly obese Karma which weighs in at a whopping 5,300 lbs – heavier than most modern crossovers.
We'll have to wait until Tuesday to get official specs on the Atlantic.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: Looks nice, not so bland as the Tesla S
4/4/2012 1:09:38 PM
I'm pretty confident that they can sort those things out.
To me, the biggest sign of them having a competent engineering team is how the Karma got praises of having the best handing of any large car (despite its mass), or better steering feel than many BMWs, and all the while having a comfortable ride (despite 22" wheels). Handling and ride quality are really hard to get right for established automakers, let alone a startup.
I'm crossing my fingers with the Atlantic. It's shaping up to be the perfect car to me.
"This is about the Internet. Everything on the Internet is encrypted. This is not a BlackBerry-only issue. If they can't deal with the Internet, they should shut it off." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis
A123 Systems to Replace Faulty Fisker Karma EV Batteries for $55 Million
March 27, 2012, 11:56 AM
Tesla Model S Officially Priced from $49,990 after Tax Credit, Available Summer '12
December 20, 2011, 9:44 PM
Ford, Toyota, and Universal Pictures Celebrate "Back to the Future Day' in Style
October 21, 2015, 4:19 PM
Consumer Reports Flexes Muscle, Hits Slumping Tesla Motors Stock
October 20, 2015, 4:13 PM
Debunked: Beneath the Lies, Nigerian "Pee Generator" Is Still Pissing Into the Wind
October 19, 2015, 7:53 PM
Hot Air? President Obama, G7 Pledge to Eliminate Most Fossil Fuel Use by 2100
June 8, 2015, 5:40 PM
Study Predicts Self-Driving Vehicles Could Rake in Billions
March 6, 2015, 8:34 AM
Dual-Motor Tesla Model S P85D's "Insane Mode" Shocks Passengers
January 28, 2015, 11:18 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information