There have been doubts raised about the start-up luxury brand's plans, but Fisker seems to be blessed with tons of luck so far. The company was born from a chance meeting by the wives of Henrik Fisker and Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. CEO Alan Niedzwiecki at a Land Rover dealership outside Los Angeles. The two company heads got to talking, started a partnership and the recession that heavily affected the auto industry turned out to be a good thing for Fisker. With GM going into bankruptcy, Fisker was able to snatch up its Wilmington factory for a bargain – just $20 million. Add to that $528 million in low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Energy and several hundred million more in private funds. The only thing that's missing is actually putting cars on the road and in people's driveways.
[Source: Green Car Reports, Autonews]