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Published on April 1st, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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Tesla Motors, Fisker Automotive Join To Form “Tisker”

tesla-fiskerIn a surprise announcement that nobody expected, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced a joint partnership with plug-in hybrid car maker Fisker Automotive. The two green car companies are joining forces on a low-priced, hybrid sedan to compete with the Chevy Volt in a project codenamed “Tisker”.

Nobody saw this one coming, we can tell you that much, and details of the merger are still leaking out. But what we can tell you is that Fisker and Tesla have apparently been in secret talks about this merger for some time, ever since battery maker A123 systems went bankrupt. Fisker approached Tesla about using their battery packs going forward, and from there this partnership was born.

“By teaming up with Tesla, Fisker Automotive has found a partner that understands the green car consumer better than we ever did,” said Fisker CEO Tony Posawatz. “This will bring some stability to our brand, and allow us to focus on doing what we do best; fleecing the wealthy by selling them a half-baked, overpriced hybrid coupe with the interior space of a Ford Fiesta.:

“Here at Tesla, we truly believe in pure electric vehicles,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a statement. “That said, we also believe that hybrids play an important role in allowing the lower classes to feel like they’re part of the solution rather than the problem. Our partnership with Fisker should allow us to deploy some feel-good hybrids for the masses at a premium price. Thank goodness for easy credit. Hey, is this microphone still on?”

So there you have it; the Tisker partnership is born with the promise of hybrid cars for the masses. Who didn’t see this one coming?

Note: If you’ve read this far, and still think this story is true…happy April Fools day friend.


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Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs. When he isn't wrenching or writing, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.



  • http://twitter.com/LoneWolffe B. Jerew

    Not Fissla? LOL

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  • MPDeCelles

    APRIL FOOLS . Since a spy was in Tesla for Fisker

  • Jason Carpp

    Ha-ha! I figured as such. Someone’s got a wierd sense of humour.

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  • MOM

    What a cruel, sick joke your article was. Speaking as someone affiliated with the company, you cannot understand the emotional roller coaster these last couple months have been for the employees and families of Fisker. Imagine if you were not sure if you could afford your home mortgage next month or if you wondered how you would continue to afford your children’s school tuition if you were without a job soon. And then you read your post and see some hope after all…..
    You should be ashamed of yourself. You should think about the consequences before you falsely quote 2 CEOs and write something of this sort….There will be repercussions headed your way Mr. DeMorro

    • Christopher DeMorro

      @ MOM

      Ha. Ha.

  • 996×50 W

    Personally I found this hysterical – April Fools aside. Anyone believing that the cars are Zero Emission and truly helpful to our environment is a fool. That being said I love the look of the car and the styling. Who wants to sell me theirs so I can make a low emission rocket ship?

    • Derek Jensen

      Electric vehicles have been shown by various studies to create much less pollution overall than gas cars, mostly because it takes so much electricity to refine oil into gasoline and because supertankers burn number 6 fuel oil, which is practically tar.

  • Fisker Fan

    Nicely said “MOM” !!
    Agree 100%. Truly this man doesn’t believe in Karma. We”ll see whose laughing later.

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