You know how it goes, when there's smoke... Tesla Motors
suing Fisker Automotive
for stealing inside design ideas. As rumors indicated
earlier this week, Henrik Fisker
apparently was hired by Tesla
to style their upcoming Whitestar sedan. The styling was not to Tesla's liking, either by accident or on purpose - likely depending on who you ask -- so Fisker's designs were rejected. At that time, Tesla claims that Fisker and some associates took what they learned from Tesla and started their own project, which was unveiled recently, ironically enough, as the Karma
We should point out that it's too early to know where the truth lies when it comes to this story. Tesla is suing for the money it paid Fisker for design work along with unknown damages. There's been no response as of yet from Fisker. We'll surely be keeping you up-to-date when we find out more.
[Source: The New York Times