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Green Update: Fisker Nina, Now Called Atlantic, Breaks Cover

April 3rd, 2012

Fisker Nina/Atlantic

People need to give Fisker a break. We told you last December about the financing debacle, and now, with a new car being announced, most auto writers are bringing it up again, along with the battery problems the Karma has faced.

The Fisker Atlantic (formerly the Nina) will be finally revealed (so far, it’s been mostly photos) in a press conference tonight and then at the New York Auto Show, opening Wednesday. This is to be Fisker’s smaller, half-price Karma (around $50K, we hear, before tax breaks), and will likely be made at the company’s Delaware plant.

The car is slated to use a BMW 2-liter turbo four rather than the GM turbo that the Karma uses for charging. A crossover and a coupe may come later. Look for the car to appear in late 2013. It looks beautiful.

Slamming Fisker is easy; producing an entirely new plug-in hybrid from scratch is not. The company has never failed to come clean about its problems, and while there are no shortage of critics laughing at Fisker’s Green Luxury concept, if it gets the Atlantic right, there will be buyers.

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