Tesla and Fisker are essentially polar opposites right now, despite both specializing in developing luxury electric vehicles for the automotive industry. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has never shied away from speaking his mind, and the bold CEO has been highly successful in developing his businesses.
So it is a real surprise that Musk had a thing or two to say about his main competitor? Not really. If anything, his comments might have been a little more subdued compared to what current Fisker Karma owners are probably saying about their own cars.
In a recent interview, Musk went on record saying that the Fisker Karma is “a mediocre product at a high price,” and that the electric sedan “looks very big, and yet it has no trunk space and is very cramped inside, particularly in the rear seats.”
Hitting Fisker while its down, Tesla has just received plenty of favorable publicity and reviews with the launch of its new Model S, while Fisker is putting out fires – literally.
“The fundamental problem with Henrik Fisker — he is a designer or stylist…he thinks the reason we don’t have electric cars is for lack of styling. This is not the reason. It’s fundamentally a technology problem,” said Musk. “At the same time, you need to make it look good and feel good, because otherwise you’re going to have an impaired product. But just making something look like an electric car does not make it an electric car.”
[Source: Automobile Mag]
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