Apple Buys Fisker, Promises iCar by 2015

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After company founder Henrik Fisker himself left Fisker Automotive due to unresolved differences with the boards, it really did seem like they were going under soon, especially after even the Chinese pulled out of bidding for the company.
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Good news finally came today, April 1st, as technology giant Apple has reportedly bought Fisker Automotive for the token sum of $1 (€0.78). Apple has promised to invest up to $1 billion (€780 million) over the next three years alone, culminating in the launch of the iCar in 2015.

The first new Fisker+Apple car to be launched will be a compact sedan, followed closely by a shooting brake, an SUV and a convertible. All the models will come standard with only one seat. If you want the other three, you'll be able to buy them from the Apple Store.

The company from 1 Infinite Loop has long been pondering going into the car-making business with an environmentally friendly vehicle. If the success of the iPhone series is anything to go by, the Fisker iCar will be a success story.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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