04/05/2012 02:55 pm ET

Fisker Atlantic Plug In Hybrid Unveiled As Challenges Mount

While Fisker is certainly proud of its Atlantic offering, as well as its first generation luxury Karma, a growing cloud of issues the automaker has faced recently overshadow the moment. Most immediately, the company faces challenges over needing to replace battery packs and modules in its vehicles that were supplied by A123 systems. This comes on the heels of a major embarrassment a few weeks back in which Consumer Reports ended up with a dud of a Karma for its highly regarded automotive reviews, prompting the hastened need for the testing vehicle to be replaced.

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