Henrik Fisker Quits Company that Bears His Name

Henrik Fisker Quits Company that Bears His Name

Henrik Fisker, founder and Executive Chairman of Fisker Automotive, has resigned his position at the struggling automaker the bears his name.

In a statement released by the company, the reason for Fisker’s departure is related to differing opinions with the rest of the management team. “The main reasons for his resignation are several major disagreements that Henrik Fisker has with the Fisker Automotive executive management on the business strategy,” reads the statement.

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Fisker Automotive is believed to be in the midst of a sale to, or major investment by, a Chinese company, Geely, which also owns Swedish automaker Volvo.

An upstart American electric car maker, Fisker Automotive has suffered numerous setbacks and continued product delays during its short existence. The Karma plug-in hybrid, while beautiful, has suffered from everything from battery issues to fires, while the company itself has had its low-interest U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) frozen, while battery supplier A123 recently went bankrupt.

Previous to founding Fisker Automotive, Henrik Fisker was a well-known automotive designer, sculpting many of the modern day Aston Martins as well as the BMW Z8.

  • They should reduce the price by one-half and change the name to Ex-Fisker!

  • smartacus

    Confucius say:  you out on you ass, we run you company now.
    …talk about bad Karma catching up to him

  • They should make it a 2-mode hybrid instead of strictly a rang extender “series” hybrid. And figure out the 12V systems so they stop catching fire when they are flooded with salt water

  • Gene

    yet another sign this craptastic company is suffering from the u-bend blues…

  • Kyle

    Now that government money is gone, give buyers 2 options on the Karma. 
    1. Buying as a electric vehicle with a range extender
    2 Putting a 600 HP V8 in the Karma (easy swap) look at Bob Lutz and his Karma