The end of building Fisker cars in Delaware appears to be closer
The Los Angeles Times reports automaker Fisker, the company that once promised to build a new electric car in
Bloomberg News reports that is 80 percent of the company’s employees. The Times report goes on to say employees are being called to a meeting on Friday where they will get information on accrued vacation time. There will not be any severance connected with the layoffs.
This move comes a month after company founder Henrik Fisker resigned, citing a disagreement with the direction of the company.
The news is another blow to what was a high mark for the Markell administration in October 2009 when it convinced Henrik Fisker to build a second version of his electric car at the GM plant on
Markell’s Director of Communication, Cathy Rossi, released a statement: “We have been closely monitoring the company’s situation (and) are disheartened to learn that Fisker intends to lay off most of its remaining workforce. This does not bode well for a company that, at one point, had the potential to produce a cutting-edge clean technology vehicle in
The battery supplier A123 systems of
Just three weeks ago,
It was one year ago this month that 12 people were let go from the Boxwood Road plant leaving only a small maintenance staff on the property.