The position of CEO of Fisker has once changed hands. In early 2012, company co-founder Henrik Fisker stepped down and Tom LaSorda took the position. LaSorda gave it up in August of that year to former Chevy Volt honcho Tony Posawatz. It's now twelve months later, and Posawatz is reportedly leaving for, we assume, greener pastures. Taking his place will be company co-founder Bernhard Koehler.

When Henrik Fisker left the company altogether in March, the company said his "departure is not expected to impact the Company's pursuit of strategic partnerships and financing to support Fisker Automotive's continued progress." Around the same time, Posawatz was asking investors to be patient, saying they were investing in more than a car. Those positive spins haven't stopped Fisker's problems from continuing – it hasn't built a car in over a year – and we recently heard that German investment group Fritz Nols AG was bidding just $25 million for all of Fisker.

News of Posawatz's departure comes from an unconfirmed report originally from Jalopnik, which said the issue was money. The Fisker website and Posawatz's LinkedIn profile still list him at CEO, and AutoblogGreen's phone calls and emails to the company and its PR agency have not yet been returned to confirm or deny the news.


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      EVnerdGene
      • 1 Month Ago
      @Giza new Roadster - "because it's so easy to make cheap" We're we AutoblogGreenWeinies recently discussing that it cost Tesla something like $130k to build a Roadster ? Also, they didn't sell like hotcakes last time. What would make them a hot seller next time ?
      • 1 Month Ago
      What to say, hybrid cars are both heavy and expensive.
      Raz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Polish dude out, German dude in......hmmmm.
      mason
      • 1 Year Ago
      Its over.
      EVnerdGene
      • 1 Month Ago
      Giza, $250k ? When you factor in development costs, spread over the relatively small volume, you are probably right. We both think it could be done a lot cheaper; but an order of magnitude cheaper ? What would make your version so much less expensive? Yes, at $25K, a Roadster would be a much easier sell. I'll take one.
      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      The company in its current iteration is dead. However, there is a car, a plant to build it and employee's. Strip away the debt and current problems and re-start with about a billion bucks to float you across and this mother still has a chance!
        methos1999
        • 1 Month Ago
        @Street King
        Hahaha, oh is that all? Yeah, I suppose stripping away debt is easy enough by filing bankruptcy, but "current problems" is actually a pretty extensive list :-P
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
      m_2012
      • 1 Month Ago
      Loving it!! At about $185, I will have a free Tesla!! A free car with free 'gas' for life.
      • 1 Month Ago
      Stepping down from Fisker. That's one small step for man, an even smaller step for mankind.
      Letstakeawalk
      • 1 Month Ago
      " It could have the positive effect on him, however, to drive him harder to make his product even better." I believe this is exactly the case. Musk took Fisker's departure (and subsequent founding of Fisker) very personally. Elon lashed out in his typical way, but ultimately it appears that he refocused himself and his company's efforts to make an *even better* car than the one he originally planned. I think the Model S, as it currently exists, is undoubtedly a better car than what Musk originally planned to build, because of Musk's decision to scrap his plans for a rebodied Ford Fusion PHEV.
      carguy1701
      • 1 Month Ago
      I thought Fisker (the company) was dead.
        m_2012
        • 1 Month Ago
        @carguy1701
        Fisker is dead. Everyone has figured it out except for themselves. Not that a heavy, 20MPG, slow foreign Biebermobile had much of a chance anyways
        Letstakeawalk
        • 1 Month Ago
        @carguy1701
        Good thing you came to ABG to catch up, then!
      Giza Plateau
      • 1 Month Ago
      Gene, I estimate they spent around 250k$ on each roadster they built. How it's possible to be that bad is very unclear to me but remember Tesla has incurred huge losses during its entire lifetime. Somehow they made the money go away. What would make it a great seller is that it can be done for 25k$ profitably. And faster than a Tesla. They were just doing it very wrong. At 25k$ I figure they will sell quite a bit better, call me crazy.
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