Chinese EV Maker Plans U.S. IPO Worth $950 Million

Li Auto hopes to tap current stock market mania for EVs


Karma Aims to Join EV Platform-Sharing Club

Autonomous utility van and high-powered supercar among 22 possible variants


Fisker's Upcoming “Ocean” EV in Action

Highlights include a sport suspension, active aerodynamics and enhanced crash protection


Green Luxury

Karma Revero Hybrid and BMW Wireless Charging Nab Awards

Interiors & Electronics

Fisker’s Ocean-Sized EV Plans

Henrik Fisker is going big with his approach to building a new EV company


Fisker Names Upcoming EV “Ocean”

California-based electric vehicle maker Fisker Inc. has christened its first model, which will be unveiled in January, the Ocean.


Karma Restructures, Wants to Market Know-How

California-based Karma Automotive LLC is restructuring and hopes to market its technical expertise and excess production capacity in a bid to turn a profit.


Fisker to Show Production-Ready EV in January

California-based electric vehicle maker Fisker Inc. plans to unveil a “production-intent prototype” of its upcoming all-electric SUV/crossover vehicle in January.


Toyota Confirms Prototype Solid-State Battery

Toyota Motor Corp. is moving ahead with plans to showcase a prototype electric vehicle powered by a solid-state battery at next year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo.


Fisker Teases More EVs

California-based electric vehicle maker Fisker Inc., which aims to launch its first model in two years, says two more vehicles are in the works.


Karma Previews 2020 Revero GT

California-based Karma Automotive LLC unveiled a pre-production version of the redesigned Revero GT hybrid sport sedan at this week’s Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Mich.


Fisker EV to Get Side-Mounted Turn Signals

California-based Fisker Inc. says its upcoming electric crossover vehicle will feature turn signals on the side of the vehicle in addition to traditional front and rear signals.

Fisker Hires Former Toyota, VW Manufacturing Exec as Advisor

California-based Fisker Inc. has hired Don Jackson as a senior advisor to lead the company’s manufacturing strategy, including selecting a production site in the U.S.


Fisker Moves $40,000 EV Ahead of Supercar Program

California-based Fisker Inc. is putting its $130,000 EMotion electric sedan on the backburner as it moves forward with a mainstream crossover vehicle now due by the end of 2021.

Karma Teases Pininfarina-Designed Concept

California-based Karma Automotive will take the wraps off a new concept vehicle, which was designed by Italy’s Pininfarina SpA, at next month’s Shanghai auto show.


Former Volvo Exec to Head Karma’s Sales and Marketing

Karma Automotive LLC has hired John Maloney as chief revenue officer in charge of sales and marketing, customer experience and public relations.


Karma Readies Updated Revero for Global Markets

California-based Karma Automotive LLC is updating its Revero plug-in hybrid sedan and plans to expand sales to European and Asian markets later this year.

Autonomous Vehicles

Karma, Pininfarina Partner on Product Development

California-based Karma Automotive LLC says it is teaming up with Italian design and engineering firm Pininfarina SpA on unspecified future projects.


Design and Evolution

Not exactly Darwinism, but an approach where change in process can reap benefits. Chris Chapman talks about how better designs can come to be.


Caterpillar Invests in Fisker

Caterpillar Inc.’s venture capital subsidiary has made an unspecified investment in California-based electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc.


Fisker Targets Affordable, Futuristic EV

California-based Fisker Inc. plans to follow its $130,000 EMotion electric sedan, which is due next year, with a versatile $40,000 EV.


Tech Fund Taps Henrik Fisker as Advisor

Motec Ventures GmbH, a Berlin-based growth fund for new mobility tech startups, has appointed entrepreneur and design expert Henrik Fisker to its advisory board.


VW Increases Stake in Solid-State-Battery Developer

Volkswagen AG is investing $100 million in QuantumScape Corp., a Silicon Valley developer of solid-state batteries, and hopes to open a large-scale production facility for the technology by 2025.


Toyota Foresees Slow Ramp-up for Solid-State Batteries

Toyota Motor Corp. aims to introduce electric vehicles with solid-state batteries early next decade, but the company doesn’t expect high-volume applications until about 2030.