Category Archives: Alternative Energy

Second Fisker Karma Burns – Was Engine/Exhaust Packaging & Heat to Blame?

Welcome Instapundit readers. After you’re done reading this post, please take the time to check out our home page and archives. This past May, when a two month old Fisker Karma caught fire and started a house fire in Texas, … Continue reading

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BMW Pulling Back From i8 and i3 EVs?

To view the entire photo gallery in your choice of 2D or stereo 3D formats, click here for a Flash player or here for an HTML applet Automobile magazine reports that BMW is backing away from its ambitious plan to … Continue reading

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Fomenting Revolt

Much has been made of the so-called pay back period for hybrid and electric cars, that is, the time it takes your fuel savings to recover the higher price you paid for the car. Ben Nelson of Oconomowoc, Wis., has … Continue reading

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Will Fire Safety Concerns Slow EV Acceptance?

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A123 Announces Battery Defect
Fisker to Replace all Karma Batteries

After lithium-ion battery supplier A123 announced that they have discovered manufacturing defects in some of the battery cells produced for the Fisker Karma by their new Livonia, Michigan plant, Fisker has started to roll out a battery replacement program for … Continue reading

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President Obama Says New CAFE Standards Will Save Average Driver $8,000 a Year.

At a speech outlining his energy policies last week at a Freightliner plant in North Carolina, President Obama said that the new CAFE standards would save the average American family $8,000 a year in fuel costs. The only problem with … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Reveals SLS AMG E-Cell Drive System

To view the entire photo gallery in your choice of 2D or stereo 3D formats, click here for a Flash player or here for an HTML applet What has 525 horsepower, torque vectoring all wheel drive, a big battery, gullwing … Continue reading

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Are Fiskers Breaking Down?
Consumer Reports’ Bad Karma
UPDATE: Fisker Response
UPDATE #2: Dealer Responds to Report of 2nd Breakdown
UPDATE #3: Eyewitness Rebuts Dealer

NOTE: Welcome Instapundit readers. When you’re done reading this post, please take the time to check out our homepage and archives. Consumer Reports bought a Fisker Karma to test the luxury extended range EV, and they weren’t able to even … Continue reading

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Fisker Karma Joins Chevy Volt With Potential Battery Temperature Problems

Video: A123 Systems Just as the flurry of news about the potential fire risk in the Chevy Volt’s battery pack was dying down, Bloomberg reports that the battery manufacturer for another high profile electric vehicle, the Fisker Karma luxury extended … Continue reading

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Congress Stops Ethanol Subsidies & Tariff on Brazilian Imports

Lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Congress has quietly ended subsidies on ethanol fuel as well as ending a special import tariff on Brazilian ethanol. The ethanol subsidy paid fuel blenders 45 cents per gallon to … Continue reading

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