Originally Posted by betch23
Does anyone know anything about the "New" Fisker? Is this a real company? Will they be ramping up production or will they just be providing parts? I have had some emails with their staff that has raised some concerns. Thanks in advance!
Yes, it's a real company. They have been fairly active and frankly a Godsend to us existing owns since the vacuum of the original Fisker's bankruptcy and implosion.
The New Fisker is a new company, with entirely new ownership (Wanxiang America, a subsidiary of Wanxiang Group in China) and essentially all new management. As I understand it they have about 200 full time employees in the California HQ right now, comprised of about 1/3 former Fisker people, about 1/3 with former experience at Tesla and about 1/3 new to the endeavor.
Their initial focus has been on servicing the current Karma owner community. You can see this on their new website, www.thenewfisker.com
and they also have a very active online forum which many people from the new company participate in: http://www.thenewfisker.com/forums/
They have not announced many details or timelines but they are actively working toward restarting production of the Karma, and also introducing new models. They have announced that they are going to build the cars in a new California factory they are setting up.
Note that the New Fisker didn't inherit all of the obligations, commitments or liabilities of the old company. Legally all they are required to do is to abide by the terms of the bankruptcy sale agreement. In practice they have done a good bit more, rolling out their CSP - Customer Support Program and are slowly building a network of CSP dealers and service centers in the US and around the world. So far they have delivered on everything they said they would do, including paying for qualified warranty work and releasing a new version of operating software for the Karma, a first in nearly three years. Some folks have been disappointed that The New Fisker isn't able to accommodate every desire: I've seen "I want you to buy my car back" and "I want you to support grey-market US cars imported into Europe" requests denied, for example, which is the New Fisker's prerogative and may be a sound business decision but still frustrating to the individual who asked.
I'm curious what experiences you've had with them that lead you to make this post. Anything you care to share?