The co-founder of Fisker Automotive recently resigned from his position in the board of directors, due to “several major disagreements” on “business strategy”, seeming to center on Chinese investors and the use of U.S. government funds. But despite leaving the company he built from nothing, Henrik Fisker still believes enough in the Karma to buy one for himself.
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Henrik Fisker’s departure from Fisker Automotive seems to indicate that the old ways of running business at the young green car company are over. Citing disagreements with management, Fisker departed amid speculation that the impending sale of the green automaker to the Chinese pushed the founder out of the company bearing his name. But a new interview cities deeper issues with business strategy as forcing Fisker’s departure.
On Wednesday, founder and executive chairman of Fisker Automotive, Henrik Fisker, resigned from his position on the board of directors. According to an official response from Fisker himself, his resignation has to do with “several major disagreements” on “business strategy.” We wonder if this has anything to do with trying to find a Chinese investor…?
While 2012 hasn’t been a great year for Fisker Automotive, the luxury hybrid car maker is still chugging along and looking forward. A new report suggests that Fisker is currently planning a third “entry level” model due to compete with the most successful plug-in hybrid on the market, the Chevy Volt. But will this affordable Fisker arrive in time?