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    If the plan is to develop Whitestar with a major US car maker then Tesla's role will be drivetrain-only. Not sure how that will work out. Will someone be able to stop Elon jumping in with requests for styling changes.....again.

    Maybe Whitestar should be an all-electric version of the new Lotus Eagle. At least both companies know what to expect.

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    Incidentally. . . It occurred to me that the price signals a difference in attitude between Tesla and Fisker too. Tesla's cars are expensive, but there's always a sort of apologetic tone about it:

    "Yes our cars are expensive, but they're less than others in their performance class."

    "Yes our cars are expensive, but we have more affordable ones in the works."

    "Yes our cars are expensive, but you can save some on fuel and maintenance."

    With Fisker there's no apologetic tone. They're more like. . .

    "Yes our cars are expensive and ex-clu-SEEV, just the way you want them!"

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    Tony:
    I beleive that comes down to price. The Tesla Whitestar at $50k-65k would be a bit more expensive than a similary spec'ed BMW with a gas engine. The Fisker on the other hand is clearly a lot more expensive and I figure for most american buyers it NEEDS to be exclusive to sell at all.
    That on the other hand doesn't imply that they should have any problem getting them off the lots. Considering the lack of competition I figure there wont be any other sporty sedans with a decent electric range in 2009. Unless GM somehow can make a R version of their Volt platform.

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    Wierd, they had their "big" announcement yesterday and their counter reached 0 and NOTHING happened. I haven't seen any change on their webpage and all the news about the Fisker Karma has been about the leak of the pictures nothing now that it's official ??

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    Their press conference is listed on the show schedule for 12:00 Noon today. I was wondering about a midnight unveiling.

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    Aha. So about 18:00 at GMT+1 then. I'll be on the lookout, thanks.

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    New Fisker Site is alive!

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    It is a rather large vehicle.
    Length: 195.67 inches (4970mm)
    Width: 78.11 inches (1984mm)

    It appears that the first 99 "signature" cars will be silver, not the blue in the press photos.


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    That red one on thier site looks good enough to eat!

    The wife says the Whitestar is out.

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