The Fisker Atlantic debuted at the New York Auto Show this week shedding light that the once mythical Project Nina was indeed a reality. And while it was believed that the Atlantic would be produced at its Wilmington, Delaware facility, Fisker’s CEO announced that “the whole plan has changed.”
Tom LaSorda, Fisker CEO, said that a decision on where the Atlantic will be produced won’t come until the end of summer, possibly putting another delay on the launch of the smaller electric sedan. With the turmoil that Fisker recently has gone through with its DOE loan, it’s no surprise that the American automaker is considering alternative options for production that could perhaps save manufacturing costs.
Even though the Delaware plant, a former General Motors assembly plant, is Fisker’s primary location, LaSorda did elaborate that there are other options available and that the automaker would do what’s best for the company and its shareholders. If Wilmington does become the Atlantic’s production destination, LaSorda said the plant could be ready to go “really quickly.”
At the New York Auto Show, Fisker announced that it had raised $132 million in private capital in the month of March and has not taken any DOE funds since May of last year.
“We are looking at other strategic partnerships. Everything is possible. We will make this car with or without the DOE,” said Fisker Executive Chairman Henrik Fisker.
GALLERY: Fisker Atlantic
[Source: Automotive News]