San Jose Business Journal said:Fisker Automotive Inc. said Tuesday it plans to announce soon where it plans to build its plug-in hybrid cars, but the huge NUMMI plant in Fremont won't be it.
Henrik Fisker, CEO of Irvine-based Fisker, told the Associated Press that the New United Motor Manufacturing Plant Inc. plant isn't a good fit.
NUMMI "is obviously way too big for us when you're talking about 100,000 to 150,000 cars. So there are some plants out there that are simply too big,"AP quoted Fisker as saying at an entrepreneur's conference.
Tesla Motors Inc., which is moving its headquarters and some manufacturing to Palo Alto, cited the same reason for passing up the chance to replace the Toyota Motors and General Motors partnership that is vacating the Fremont facility.
Fisker projects that it will roll out its plug-in hybrid by 2012 and plans to build about 100,000 vehicles a year.
Fisker Automotive confirmed that one of the places it is considering is a Delaware plant GM closed in late July but it so far has declined to say where else it has looked.