Another Obama-funded electric car goes up in flames, endangers entire neighborhood with massive blaze

Doug Ross Director Blue 8/12/2012

Fisker Automotive, which absconded with $530 million of your money to build $100,000 electric cars in Finland, has encountered a series of all-too-predictable disasters.

First came word that under certain random circumstances, such as letting the battery run down, the entire vehicle could become “bricked” — or permanently ruined…

…Yesterday, […]

Why Is the Government Subsidizing a $104,000 Car?

Is Fisker Automotive the next Solyndra? Maybe, but that misses the larger point.

William Tucker The American Spectator 2/14/2012

Fisker Automotive suspended efforts in Delaware last week to retool an abandoned GM production plant into a manufacturing facility for its new electric hybrid NINA, derived from the $104,000 luxury Karma.

Fisker’s problem is that it […]

Activists sue DOE for secret Fisker loan documents

James R. Healey USA Today 2/9/2012

The activist group Judicial Watch says it has sued the Department of Energy to obtain records detailing the DOE’s $529 million loan promise to Fisker Automotive, maker of luxury electrified vehicles.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton says it appears that the government “shelled out over half-a-billion dollars to a […]

Update: Fisker Karma Electric Car Gets Worse Mileage Than an SUV

Warren Meyer Forbes 10/20/2011

The Fisker Karma electric car, developed mainly with your tax money so that a bunch of rich VC’s wouldn’t have to risk any real money, has rolled out with an nominal EPA MPGe of 52 in all electric mode (we will ignore the gasoline engine for this analysis).

Not bad? Unfortunately, […]

Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland

Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross, and Ronnie Greene ABC News and iWatch News 10/20/2011

With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of […]

Finland: election results and the Euro

Final Finnish Election Results: True Finns Gain 34 Seats

John Ellis Business Insider 4/17/2011

If you go to this chart, and you scroll through the various geographic voting districts in Finland, it gives you a good view of the breadth of the surge of the True Finns in Finnish politics.

They were expected to do […]