They have built 40 cars. This is pure insanity.
Also, the cars are called “Karma,” and they are LUXURY cars.
Also, how in the world is a company blindsided by the fact that it can’t find a manufacturer in the U.S. that can make its cars? How was DOE unaware that Fisker had not lined up at U.S. manufacturer before approving the loan?
Also, Henrik Fisker is the head of this thing. He sounds as tho he’s already Finnish or German. Fisker is a huge company in Europe that sells things such as sheers, scissors to consumers. Might he have known that, SHAZAM, there wasn’t any plant that could make his stuff here in the U.S. and that, after getting HALF-A-BILLION DOLLARS in a U.S. loan, he’d take the production job back home — er, to Finland?
What’s that smell?
Again, why has a MORATORIUM not been slapped on this program already. It is counter the taxpayer interest and corrupt.
Well, I got off my butt and looked it up.
Henrik Fisker was born in Denmark. Part of the Scandanavian neighborhood including Finland. No wonder he was aware of this car manufacturing plant in this tiny village in Finland that was just perfect for producing his cars.
And, of course, neither he nor his company had any inkling they’d go overseas to manufacture the car when they took that little taxpayer chump change of half-a-billion dollars. /s
This guy is an experienced car man, including several design stints with BMW in Germany and London.
He knows very well the state of automobile manufacturing in the U.S. today. To take the loan and then, for the company as well as DOE as well as the Obama administration, to act as tho it’s a complete surprise that they have to manufacture overseas is shameful and pathetic.