Troubled automaker Fisker hasn't built a car in the last six months. Seeking inventors from China.
Troubled automaker Fisker hasn't built a car in the last six months.
Just by reading the titles in the related links below you can imagine the string of bad luck Fisker is having. The production stoppage has already lasted six months and the situation doesn't show any signs of improvement since Fisker Automotive is not getting any new batteries from A123 as they've gone bankrupt.
Fisker is currently seeking funding and strategic partners in China which they consider as being crucial for the survival of the brand. Up until now they had discussions with China Grand Automotive Services Co. and with Wanxiang Group. The former is a big dealership group which has previously signed to distribute Karmas in China, while the latter won in December an auction for the bankrupt A123 Systems battery producer.
Fisker managed to deliver approximately 2,000 Karmas since the car went on sale in late 2011.
The development of the Atlantic has been stopped last year after the U.S. Department of Energy blocked the firm's access to a 529M USD loan. Although the company said they've raised enough money for the car, the Atlantic won't be out until late 2014 or early 2015, optimistically speaking.