Foot-In-Mouth Disease Reigns: Biden Reveals Fisker’s Future Business Plans

Swine Flu’s got nothing on our Vice President’s case of Foot-in-Mouth disease.

If only there was a vaccine.

Joe Biden is well-known for his goofball status of saying exactly the wrong thing at exactly the wrong time in, what we have to assume, is a genetic predisposition to unwittedness.

Take, for instance, yesterday’s announcement that Fisker Automotive would be purchasing a shuttered Delaware GM plant for the future production of Fisker’s upcoming Project Nina plug-in hybrid—the more reasonably priced sister car of Fisker’s flagship $80,000 Karma.

During that announcement Biden—who’s home state is Delaware—waxed on about how the plant will bring jobs back to the area and is exactly what we need to get our manufacturing sector back on line. But he just couldn’t hold himself back at the end of his speech, saying “imagine when this factory, when the floor we’re standing on right now is making 100,000 plug-in hybrid sedans, coupes and crossovers every single year.”

The proclamation came as a shock to Henrik Fisker, co-founder and CEO of Fisker Automotive, who hadn’t yet announced any of the company’s plans to produce coupes or crossovers. Reporters for Fox News were able to corner Fisker after Biden’s gaffe and get him to confirm the company’s plans.

Granted, it’s no big shock that Fisker, who was recently awarded half a billion dollars in stimulus funds, has plans beyond the Karma and Project Nina. But a company’s business dealings and future plans are its alone to keep secret and defend.

You can watch a video of Fox’s interview with Fisker here.


Source: Auto Blog Green

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Nick Chambers

Not your traditional car guy.