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Wanxiang-VL Offer For Fisker Reported To Be Just $20 Million

Wanxiang-VL Offer For Fisker Reported To Be Just $20 Million

Yesterday we reported that two companies, VL Automotive and China's Wanxiang Group, had put in a bid for struggling automaker Fisker Automotive. It's now become clear just how little the ailing plug-in carmaker is worth to investors and buyers, with Reuters revealing the VL and Wanxiang bid... read more

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Henrik Fisker

Fisker Misses DoE Loan Payment; House Hearing Tomorrow

The fortunes of the two highest-profile electric-car startups couldn't be diverging more starkly today. Yesterday, Fisker Automotive failed to make a payment of $10 million... read more April 23, 2013 by 18


 
Henrik Fisker

Is Fisker The Most Tragic VC-Backed Debacle In Recent History?

In January 2005, legendary car designer Henrik Fisker founded a company to bring innovative new thinking to the automobile industry. Between that date and today, Fisker... read more April 18, 2013 by 10


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Congress Sets Date For Fisker Loan Hearings: April 24

Green energy and electric vehicles are an easy target for politicians at the best of times, but even more so when they fail, taking down millions in unpaid government loans... read more April 10, 2013 by 8


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

Fisker Layoffs Followed By Federal Lawsuit Over Lack Of Notification

The last few weeks have made painful reading for fans of electric car startup Fisker Automotive. It seems fate has a few more nails to bang in to Fisker's coffin. Automotive... read more April 8, 2013 by 2


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoChic, New York City, Jan 2012

Fisker Karma: Range Extended Electric Car Ultimate Guide

Make a car desirable enough, and people will buy it whatever is powering the wheels. That's the theory anyway, but in a world of unease over the suitability of electric cars... read more April 6, 2013 by 3


 
Henrik Fisker

Fisker Lays Off Most Of Its Employees; Is This The Final Blow?

Newspapers keep in their files pre-written obituaries for people who are old, known to be ill, or famous. We have a feeling we should start dusting off the one we wrote... read more April 5, 2013 by 8


 
Henrik Fisker

Is Fisker Automotive About To Declare Bankruptcy?

Storm clouds continue to gather over troubled luxury electric-car startup Fisker Automotive. We reported on Thursday that Fisker had put its entire U.S. staff on a... read more March 30, 2013 by 9


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Fisker Puts U.S. Workforce On Temporary Leave To Save Cash

Fisker Automotive has put its U.S. workforce on furlough this week as the troubled automaker seeks to save cash. The company has spent recent months seeking a buyer, and... read more March 28, 2013 by 4


 
Fisker Atlantic Design Prototype  -  2012 New York Auto Show

Fisker Bid By Geely Deemed 'Too Risky' Due To U.S. Government Loans

While Henrik Fisker's departure from the company he founded has dominated the headlines of late, Fisker Automotive itself still has other problems to deal with. Top of the... read more March 18, 2013 by 3


 
Henrik Fisker

Why Fisker Left Fisker: Would Have Been 'Wrong To Stay'

The news that Henrik Fisker had left Fisker Automotive came on Wednesday, leaving electric-car advocates and Fisker Karma fans wondering just what had happened. Fisker... read more March 17, 2013 by 1


 
Henrik Fisker

Update: Co-Founder Henrik Fisker Leaves Fisker Automotive, Struggling Electric-Car Firm

Henrik Fisker, co-founder and executive chairman of electric car company Fisker Automotive, quit the company today. In a statement sent to Autocar and other outlets, Fisker... read more March 13, 2013 by 28


 
2012 Fisker Karma in Costco parking lot, Santa Monica, California [photo: Chris Williams]

Fisker Drops Lawsuit Against Insurer Over 300 Flooded Karmas

Remember those 338 Fisker Karma electric cars wrecked by Hurricane Sandy while they were sitting on a Port Newark dock? Remember the December lawsuit Fisker filed against its... read more February 22, 2013 by 3


 
Fisker Karma in Los Angeles

Chinese Automakers Bidding For Fisker Automotive: Report

Chinese companies Geely and Dongfeng are said to be among bidders from "different continents" looking for a controlling stake in troubled automaker Fisker Automotive. Fisker... read more February 18, 2013 by 4


 
Henrik Fisker speaking at Economic Club of Chicago luncheon, 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Henrik Fisker, A Comment On New Investors? 'Absolutely...Not'

Last week's Chicago Auto Show had relatively few debuts; the Chevrolet Cruze diesel and a redesigned Toyota Tundra pickup truck were the most noteworthy. But the featured... read more February 11, 2013 by 4


 
2012 Fisker Karma in Costco parking lot, Santa Monica, California [photo: Chris Williams]

Will Fisker Get Help From Wanxiang, New A123 Systems Owner?

Last week, the Chinese company Wanxiang got U.S. government approval to buy bankrupt lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems. With that underway, will China's largest auto-parts... read more February 4, 2013 by 0


 

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