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http://green.autoblog.com/2010/08/30/fisker-holds-first-of-several-planned-supplier-days-in-delawar/

Autoblog said:
Nearly half a year ago, Fisker Automotive's chief operating officer, Bernhard Koehler, promised that the company would host a "supplier day" to give Delaware-area businesses a crack at vying for contracts with the automaker. After six months of waiting, area businesses began to doubt that Fisker would ever host the event and started to lash out against the automaker.

Fisker finally held its first meet-and-greet event last Wednesday at the DuPont Country Club outside of Rockland, DE. It was focused on securing suppliers for the company's upcoming plug-in hybrid Project Nina. Fisker spokesman Russel Datz stated that representatives from nearly 90 companies attended the event, the first of several scheduled meet-and-greets. No deals were inked out, but Fisker did listen to pitches from possible suppliers and will hear many more before finalizing its production plans. The event was closed to reporters, so information is sparse. However, Koehler said, "It's the first one of many to come. We want to have this car in production in 2012 and we need to start now."

While we're thrilled to see that Fisker has finally taken the necessary step of meeting with Delaware-area suppliers, we'll hold off on saying this represents a big step forward on getting Project Nina finished, as we're still waiting for the oft-delayed Karma to hit the streets.
 

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Delawareonline.com last week reported on the first meeting. Its report shed some more light on the production schedule of the Fisker Nina-project:

''Production hiring won't begin until early 2012, when pre-production on the plug-in hybrid Project Nina sedan, the company's second car, is slated to get going. Full production has been delayed until the third quarter of 2012. Fisker had expected production to begin here in the middle of that year, with 100,000 cars rolling out in 2013, followed by another 125,000 in 2014. Fisker has promised to ultimately employ 2,500 people here, directly and through suppliers. Its Project Nina car, which may carry a target price tag of $47,000, won't be unveiled until early 2012.''

Link: http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20100826/BUSINESS/8260328/1003

It makes sense for Fisker to unveil the Nina so late. If it were unveiled earlier, it could cut into Karma-sales (which is a stunning car, but Henrik Fisker said the Nina would be also be something very special. And cheaper).
 

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It makes sense for Fisker to unveil the Nina so late. If it were unveiled earlier, it could cut into Karma-sales (which is a stunning car, but Henrik Fisker said the Nina would be also be something very special. And cheaper).
Very true. Additionally, I'm sure Fisker is eager to have plenty of development time with this model, after the repeated delays with the Karma.

Thanks for sharing the link.
 
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