The Fisker Karma is certainly beautiful, luxurious and big. It supposedly has fine detailing, and the “top EcoChic edition is an animal-free showcase of high-end textiles, faux suede and rescued California wildfire hardwood.” We’ve told you about this high-end eco-chic foolishness already.
Now some people, according to Green Car Reports, are accusing the company of being a “green car Solyndra,” slamming it as a black hole for government loans. Henrik Fisker had his say in the Washington Post, defending the delays in the Karma (two years late, produced in Finland). The outcry over Solyndra has been such that the Obama administration is conducting a review of the whole $36 billion DOE loan program. And Fisker and fellow electric carmaker Tesla will both be under the microscope.
DOE officials explained yet again in the Post that the $169 million loan for the Karma was to support engineering work “done in the United States, mainly at Fisker’s headquarters, which has 700 employees.”