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Fisker Factory In California Is A Go!

Originally published on EV Obsession. A few months ago, I wrote about Fisker Automotive and Technology Group’s search for factory space in California to resuming production of the Elux Karma (aka Fisker Karma). This was somewhat surprising, since it’s not too common for a Chinese company* to manufacture products in California, but stranger things have happened. According to […]

August 14th

Fisker Auction Delayed As Bidding Price Doubles

With the surprise last-minute bid for the remains of Fisker Automotive, a Federal judge deceded to delay the Fisker auction until late February. In response to a better bid from the Wanxiang Group, Hybrid Holdings LLC. has more than doubled its bid. Is this the beginning of a bidding war? Sure seems like it.

January 16th

Official Bid Made For Fisker As Government Mulls Auction

The long, drawn-out death of Fisker has been carried out in slow motion the past few months as the automaker sought one last lifeline. So far though nobody has stepped up to save Fisker, and the vultures are circling. Germany’s Fritz Nol has put in a bid for Fisker, and government handlers are said to be considering an auction to try and recoup as much money as possible.

September 17th

Government ATVM Green Loan Program Restarts

2012 was a year of political football for American automakers new and old, with Republicans and Democrats punting GM, Tesla, and Fisker back-and-forth before the presidential election. It got so bad that President Obama put a temporary hold on the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing green loan program, but that hold has been lifted and applicants are encouraged to apply once again.

September 2nd

Fisker Lost $35,000 On Every Karma Sold

Why did Fisker Automotive fail? There are plenty of reasons, though newly revealed internal documents reveal the biggest reason of all. The only product Fisker sold, the Karma sedan, cost the company $35,000 more than they sold it for. Add to that lavish spending by executives and costly engineering mistakes, and you have a company that was doomed to fail from the beginning.

How Fisker Burned Through $1.3 Billion

With Fisker Automotive on the brink of bankruptcy, there are those of us left wondering how this small niche automaker managed to spend $1.3 billion of public and private investments in just a few short years. A new report lays out in detail how Fisker Automotive blew through a billion dollars, while developing and delivering just over 2,000 vehicles, becoming possibly the biggest venture capital blunder in history.

April 19th

Fiskers Claims Against A123 Systems Cut By 89%

Fisker Automotive made claims of $140 million against A123 Systems (now called B456 Systems. They moved onto the next letter in the alphabet and used the three numbers after 123) because of the rejection of its supply agreement and alleged breach of warranty obligations. The claims were $91.2 million for damages caused by rejection of its supply agreement, and $48.7 million for a breach of warranty obligations. But most of these claims were rejected.

April 10th