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Old 01-14-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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Fisker Karma vs. Tesla Model S



Which of these two upstart American car companies has the best cutting edge electric technology?

Well Fortune's Sue Callaway certainly has her pick. Looks like a classic battle of beauty versus brains. Question is, what do you prefer?
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:04 PM   #2
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Fisker Karma can run on gasoline.
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I'm surprised Fisker even exists after the whole A123 failure. The Tesla is a neat car, but price needs to come down. That's not keeping them from making sales though.
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Which of these two upstart American car companies has the best cutting edge electric technology?


Well Fortune's Sue Callaway certainly has her pick. Looks like a classic battle of beauty versus brains. Question is, what do you prefer?
I understand the US funded Fisker in the stimulus but why is it considered a US vehicle?
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I understand the US funded Fisker in the stimulus but why is it considered a US vehicle?
Fisker Automotive is based in Anaheim, CA?

But I have no idea either since the cars are built in Finland.
They are trying to build the cars in Wilmington, Delaware in the future though.
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Fisker Karma can run on gasoline.
Oh, then it's not electric.

Tesla is more tech savvy. Fisker is more usable. Both are bad technologies. Good for patchwork duty, but neither are long term solutions.

Would prefer a Honda fcx clarity. Better tech.
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I don't care about the technology so much...I just think the Fisker is absolutely stunning. Cosmetically, it's a work of art IMO. And if they threw a huge AMG motor in there instead of that stupid one that it currently has, I'd very seriously consider selling my soul for one.

Now, the question posed in the thread is secondary to the real one: who are you, OP? Lisa? Thats new...
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I don't care about the technology so much...I just think the Fisker is absolutely stunning. Cosmetically, it's a work of art IMO. And if they threw a huge AMG motor in there instead of that stupid one that it currently has, I'd very seriously consider selling my soul for one.
Not quite an AMG motor but close and more powerful:
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/14/v...-detroit-2013/
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Not quite an AMG motor but close and more powerful:
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/14/v...-detroit-2013/
I'm sold...where do I buy one?
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Tesla! It doens't catch fire and Tesla was founded by a fellow Illinois alum.

we will all be driving electric cars in 15 years.
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