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I was just told by Fisker corporate that my production date is now late October. I was told at the Houston stop (on Aug 18) of the road show that is was September 15.

I am being told that the delay is because Fisker has not yet received EPA certification.
 

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Thanks for the heads up! I just checked with my dealer, and yes, my date slipped too. Not by much tho - only by 1 week. My original date was September 19th, and now it's the 26th.

-Brian
 

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Great. More food for the "vaporware" joke, I always hear at work. Maybe it will be a Christmas present! Anyway, I think this will be a good test to see how long before my dealer calls me to let me know...if it takes a few weeks, I'm sure they'll just tell me that they didn't know...
 

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Heck, I don't even have a dealer to call now. Still waiting to see who, if anyone; picks up the brand in Dallas. Production date was Sept. 1. I'm not too disappointed because I'm used to this kind of treatment from Fisker. I knew a few weeks ago when they said they were only making a few cars a week and would ramp up to 300 per month by November that they weren't close.Don't be surprised if the dates continue to slip. I'm not counting that chicken until it strolls in the door.
 

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Just got the bad news from my dealer. The reason given is material availability for vehicles with Tri-Tone interior. My production date has slipped from August 29 (Today) to October 12 and my scheduled delivery date has slipped to "End of November" which probably means early December. I am annoyed at the delay, and the excuse sounds pretty lame frankly. While I am disappointed, I am hoping the delay will also give them time to implement whatever upgrade they plan on doing for the noise issue so I will not have to take my car in for a retrofit after the fact.

Regarding the EPA certification, my dealer says that Fisker expects to get it by the end of September and that is going to delay the dealers getting their cars until after they are cleared.

Another day, another delay. What else is new?

-- Fab.
 

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Yeah, what I heard was that the color combos people were choosing were not what Fisker had anticipated, so they had to do some shuffling. Apparently they had expected more people to choose the tri-tone, but they're picking black, so the black interior cars (like mine) are getting a minor delay while tri-tone cars are getting a larger delay.

-Brian
 

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brian said:
Yeah, what I heard was that the color combos people were choosing were not what Fisker had anticipated, so they had to do some shuffling. Apparently they had expected more people to choose the tri-tone, but they're picking black, so the black interior cars (like mine) are getting a minor delay while tri-tone cars are getting a larger delay.

-Brian
One small measure of solace for me is that since I was among the first 200 to place an order, I am only being delayed to mid-October while the other tri-tone orders are being delayed to mid-November.

I don't understand how getting a lot more simple interiors than the expected complex interiors would slow things down. If anything, you would expect getting more of the simpler type interior orders would actually speed things up. Very odd. :huh:

-- Fab.
 

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I don't know how much impact a muffler has on emissions but I am wondering if that is a reason for the delay. What pisses me off more is that cars that don't even exist and are not even for sale yet are listed on the IRS website for the Plug-In Vehicle Tax Credit, but Fisker has yet to get its name on that list too. That will be the next big delay I am wondering?
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/article/0,,id=219867,00.html
As you can see it is not listed.
 

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brian said:
Yeah, what I heard was that the color combos people were choosing were not what Fisker had anticipated, so they had to do some shuffling. Apparently they had expected more people to choose the tri-tone, but they're picking black, so the black interior cars (like mine) are getting a minor delay while tri-tone cars are getting a larger delay.

-Brian
I heard they were only using cows that died of natural causes and the cows were living longer than anticipated.
Not really.
Let me clarify, It was just a joke..I don't really believe that.

Billy
 

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brian said:
Yeah, what I heard was that the color combos people were choosing were not what Fisker had anticipated, so they had to do some shuffling. Apparently they had expected more people to choose the tri-tone, but they're picking black, so the black interior cars (like mine) are getting a minor delay while tri-tone cars are getting a larger delay.

-Brian
I'm confused. How would getting LESS orders for tri-tone create a larger delay for tri-tone orders?? Sounds like a perfectly mis-guided Fisker excuse...Ugh.
 

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Dutch said:
David from Fisker Automotive, we need you!
What is Harris going to tell us? That a technology company can't even figure out how to stitch seat covers together? This is not developing new technology folks, this is sewing leather together. Yes, let's have Harris favor us with another delphic "we are aware of certain cow-related issues and are constantly working on improving your cow-related experience" The only cow-related experience I am having at the moment is the experience of being at the south end of a north-bound bull.

In fact, does anyone actually buy the "Tritone Interior" story? A company that has raised over $1Bilion is derailed by a couple of pieces of leather? Let's just say it does not pass the cow-related waste test for me.

-- (A very unhappy) Fab.
 

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Fisker knew in April exactly which interior combo's were been chosen for the first 500-1000 orders. They could have known then there would be a problem. Unless Bridge of Weir didn't give them a heads up on possible delivery delays.

If Fisker had expected more tri-tone orders, maybe they should have realized that many people are not prepared to pay an (unexpected) extra $3000 for that, on top of an (unexpected) extra $3000 for most exterior colors and on top of an $8000 price raise for the car.
 

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If the interior leather choices are really the only thing holding back production of some cars, you'd expect other choices like dune, black and ecochic to be moving up as the ones in short supply are delayed.

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Dutch said:
Fisker knew in April exactly which interior combo's has been chosen for the first 500-1000 orders. They could have known then there would be a problem. Unless Bridge of Weir didn't give them a heads up on possible delivery delays.
+1

You can't have the full list of orders in front of you in April. And then in AUGUST say that you are surprised by the orders for a certain type of material.

As for Mr. Harris, I'm not sure I can handle another paragraph of him waxing poetic because Fisker doesn't want to share any real details. I don't envy his job.

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I caved and just called my dealer. He said he had heard that production dates were being pushed "a few weeks" out, but had no solid information. He tried getting my updated production date, but Fisker's dealer site was coming up as: "Overloaded or under maintenance. Please try again later.". We both laughed when I said it was probably BOTH.

He said he likes getting my phone calls, because I give him more information than Fisker does (he didn't know about the MPG/sticker issue...).
 

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Confirmed with my dealer today that my production date slipped a few days. Demo cars are being delayed due to government certification not being completed until end of September. Makes you wonder what Leo and Ray Lane will be doing with their new toys!
 

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BillyO said:
I heard they were only using cows that died of natural causes and the cows were living longer than anticipated.
This would actually be a much more credible explanation than the story they are going with.

-- Fab.
 

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Fabulist said:
BillyO said:
I heard they were only using cows that died of natural causes and the cows were living longer than anticipated.
This would actually be a much more credible explanation than the story they are going with.

-- Fab.
Hahahahahahah!

-B
 
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