Fisker files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following Karma electric sports car flop

Fisker Automotive has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a move that’s appeared all but inevitable since its Karma electric sports car failed both in tests and on the market. The filing comes alongside Fisker’s decision to sell nearly all of its assets to Hybrid Technology, an investor group that Reuters reports will have the automaker restore production of the Karma and begin development of new vehicles. The Karma has reportedly been out of production for around 18 months now, following its flop at launch: only 2,000 cars were shipped, one caught fire, and another broke down in myriad ways during a Consumer Reports’ road test.

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