When the Fisker Atlantic was revealed in April, no one was saying anything about production dates. Even in recent interviews and statements, Fisker has remained coy about when it might start building the smaller cousin to the Karma.

Given Fisker's financial difficulties and questions about where it will build the car, none of this was a surprise. It's also not at all shocking that reports now say Fisker might not start making the Atlantic until 2014 or 2015. Reuters says that was "the first time Fisker disclosed a production timetable for the Atlantic," but way back in 2009, the official timeline said the Atlantic (then called Project Nina) would start production by the end of 2012.

Fisker representatives used the new 2014 date in slides presented to investors. It was also revealed that a lot of the work on the car is done, since "about 90 percent of the parts in the Atlantic have been engineered." Should the Atlantic still be built in Delaware, as originally planned, suppliers might use some of the large factory that Fisker bought from General Motors. Of course, with the news that one of Fisker's main suppliers for the Karma – A123 Systems – might go bankrupt, we'll see how long the 2014 date holds firm.


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      Letstakeawalk
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fisker isn't having to "rush" production. They have methodically improved and updated their software, and they have identified one specific issue with a supplier part. They are about to open two new markets - the Middle East and China. As far as raising money, they recently raised another $100M, and have the possibility of an IPO on the horizon.
      jamiescale
      • 2 Years Ago
      Addendum to post title: "....if at all"
      over9000
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dead On Arrival
        mawhalen53
        • 2 Years Ago
        @over9000
        Troll on arrival
          AngeloD
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mawhalen53
          Bieber also endorsed Obama, enough said.
          RoyEMunson
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mawhalen53
          @ over9000 Wow, a response... most people that leave a mean-hearted comments just post then leave the thread never to be return while their comment is taken apart by those who actually know what they are talking about. That said, I commend you sir, welcome back.
          Grendal
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mawhalen53
          Beiber only turned 18 this year and he's a Canadian citizen and not a US citizen. He can't vote. As far as Beiber is concerned at least Obama is slightly cool, Romney is as far from being cool as it gets.
          over9000
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mawhalen53
          you know that Fisker is going to die ever since Bieber pimped one out, admit it.
      SVX pearlie
      • 2 Years Ago
      If Fisker is going to do an IPO, I'm all for it. And moresoe oktrader, because he's obviously far more liquid than I am. Of course, we'd both bet massively short on the company, just like every other small EV OEM to date.
      Maddoxx
      • 2 Years Ago
      Will they even be in business in 2014?
        Marco Polo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Maddoxx
        @ Maddoxx (Sigh) Yeah, Henrick Fisker will still be making cars, and you'll still be posting negative, valueless comments !
        RoyEMunson
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Maddoxx
        I would say likely, yes.
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNTTTTTTTTT CAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
      RxB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Never going to happen.
        dukeisduke
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RxB
        There might be enough to park in some museums, like the Petersen, Harrah's, etc.
      Scr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Revised headline with translation: Delayed Fisker Atlantic could arrive in 2014 or 2015, or not at all.
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dead in the water for 2014 unless Johnson Controls continues the A123 battery...whoever posted this didn't see the previous post on A123 declaring bankruptcy.
        Spec
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        Do you know how bankruptcy works? How many airlines have gone bankrupt without people missing flights?
          Scr
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spec
          Yea, but this is not a restructuring banckruptcy (chapter 7), this is an end-of-the-world bankruptcy (chapter 11). Anyway. Johnson controls bought it an they have tons of cash to lose on it. Better them than the us, despite taxpayers losing millions on this boondoggle.
          SVX pearlie
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spec
          @Scr, I believe you have Ch.7 & Ch.11 reversed: - Ch.11 is "do-over". - Ch.7 is "done.
          SVX pearlie
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spec
          You don't fly American, do you?
          Scr
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spec
          @SVX You are correct, I reversed them. They went chapter 7. They didn't even have enough money to restructure to file chapter 11 and thus had to liquidate...quickly.
      HVH20
      • 2 Years Ago
      They are probably looking for a new battery supplier that isn't bankrupt and can provide higher energy density so they don't look silly with a piss poor ev range.
        SVX pearlie
        • 2 Years Ago
        @HVH20
        I'm sure the Atlantic will weigh less than the Karma, and give better space utilization. Of course, the 5,300-lb subcompact Karma sets a pretty low bar in those regards... Sub-5,000 lbs without reduction in interior space should be achievable!
      knodoctor
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't give up. In a few short years or months, you will be able to take your Teslas, Fiskers, (Insert idiotic EV here) to the Orphan Car Show. Or tow them there if they run outa juice... lol
        Spiffster
        • 2 Years Ago
        @knodoctor
        "Or tow them there if they run outa juice... lol" The Fisker is an extended range EV... just thought you would like to know at least one thing about these cars for your helpful and informative spam posts. ;-)
      AngeloD
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like Obama is going to get a twofer on the green energy boondoggle front. He has managed to squander another billion dollars of US taxpayer money on TWO companies that have either failed (A123) and that are going to fail (Fisker).
        Spiffster
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AngeloD
        Seriously, where did you people come from? What link did you follow and from where? This used to be a site about green automotive industry. Go the hell away and take your negative political bull crap with you.
          Marco Polo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spiffster
          @ LTW, Evidently, AngeloD feels silence is golden !
          Letstakeawalk
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spiffster
          It's about $0.55 per US citizen. Two bits and a nickle... Another way to look at it: It's 16% of Fisker's total kitty.
          Letstakeawalk
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spiffster
          I'll bite. Tell us exactly how much money Fisker has received from the DoE.
          Spiffster
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spiffster
          AngeloD, Who do you think you are kidding? You are here to spread your political nonsense and nothing more.
          EVnerdGene
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spiffster
          @Letstakeawalk That's the kind of WDC-think that has gotten us $16Trillion in the hole. About $140,000 per US taxpayer.
          AngeloD
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Spiffster
          What are you jabbering on about? You don't think the market viability of electric cars are a legitimate area of comment in an article about Fisker? Just to clue you in, Fisker has received enormous amounts of US taxpayer money from the Obama Energy Department, all of which appears to be on the verge of going down the toilet.
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