A Fisker Karma luxury hybrid, purchased brand-new for testing by Consumer Reports, embarrassingly broke down this week before official testing even began. Consumer Reports paid over $100,000 for the vehicle and was perplexed that it stopped working just a few days into the check-in process.
The EV and hybrid industry runs on batteries and those batteries have the potential to cause a fire hazard if the right set of circumstances occurs. GM found this out the hard way with the recent battery woes that led to some Volt test vehicles catching fire after an impact that affected the coolant system for the battery. Fisker is the latest EV firm to have battery issues.
It's funny how a fantastic car such at the Fisker Karma, a luxury $100,000 USD hybrid car, won't get nearly the press it deserves until a celebrity buys one. Turns out several celebrities are about to get their hands on this massively excellent range-extended four-door performance car soon. The last time we mentioned this vehicle, Rue intuitively mentioned that Di Caprio might be a good mark for an early purchase - turns out she may be psychic.
Green-promoting Hollywood celebs, such as Leonardo Di Caprio, can soon ditch their Priuses for the Karma. After several delays having to do with financing and logistics, the electric car startup company Fisker has finally confirmed production for the Karma, a luxury plug-in hybrid sports car. The Karma is set to start production on March 21st, and the target price tag for the vehicle should be $95,900.
AT&T have announced the Motorola Karma QA1, an entry-level slider with full QWERTY keyboard and homescreen access to Facebook and MySpace. Aimed, unsurprisingly, at teenagers and young adults, the Karma has a 2.5-inch 240 x 320 display, 3.6Mbps HSDPA, a microSD card slot and 2-megapixel camera with video recording functionality.
There's also A-GPS, and AT&T load their Navigator PND app onto the handset. The media player supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, RealAudio, XMF and MIDI files, together with H.263 and MPEG4 video, and the Karma has both a 3.5mm headphone jack and A2DP stereo Bluetooth 2.0 support. You can also access AT&T CV video.
Having a few pieces of tech on-hand can make your drive a bit easier. We’re not talking about the tech baked into your car’s software, but the things you can tote around with you. From listening to music to not running out of power, these five items can make your day a bit easier on you.
Many Americans looked at the loans that the federal government handed out to help usher in green vehicles using electricity rather than oil dubiously. The problem with many of the companies that received the loans was that the cars they were working on were well out of the price range most Americans can afford and the technology was unproven. One of the major disappointments came from Fisker.
With Second Son, INFAMOUS returns with a powerful showcase of DualShock 4 controller abilities and a presentation that’s fully PlayStation 4-aimed. Is that what PS4 users want? Apparently so, as early reviews have so far presented scores far nearer top marks than they have been low.
Chevrolet has been auctioning off special cars to benefit charity for a number of years. The automaker auctioned off the very first 2014 Stingray Corvette convertible to benefit charity last year and raised $1 million. Chevy is set to auction off another very special car this year.
Released on a number of platforms at once, Thief is a game that - make not mistake about it - is about taking things that don’t belong to you. We’re looking specifically at the PlayStation 4 version of the game in this review - until you see specific notes about additional coverage - while the game is also coming to Windows, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. This isn’t the sort of game you’re going to want to play if you’re a big fan of short bursts of entertainment - this game is involved, and it requires your full attention for long spans of time.