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A bit disappointing in my view... there's a lot to be said to being first mover... by the time the Atlantic comes out, Model S (and Model X) will be on their second gen drivetrain too!
 

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I'm glad they're still planning to use the Delaware plant. I'd like to hear some news that big machines are being moved into the facility...
 

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SoCalGuy said:
A bit disappointing in my view... there's a lot to be said to being first mover... by the time the Atlantic comes out, Model S (and Model X) will be on their second gen drivetrain too!
The delay is not surprising given that the DOE cut off funding that was intended for the Atlantic a year ago. Fisker was forced to stop the work to renovate the Delaware factory, and can't resume it until they replace the DOE funding. Hopefully that will happen with a debt financing this quarter.
 

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dennis said:
SoCalGuy said:
A bit disappointing in my view... there's a lot to be said to being first mover... by the time the Atlantic comes out, Model S (and Model X) will be on their second gen drivetrain too!
The delay is not surprising given that the DOE cut off funding that was intended for the Atlantic a year ago. Fisker was forced to stop the work to renovate the Delaware factory, and can't resume it until they replace the DOE funding. Hopefully that will happen with a debt financing this quarter.
Yeah, but it sort of 'is what it is' - the Atlantic product may not be sufficient in a 2015 competition, unless Fisker can make some dramatic improvements. I think for the Atlantic to be sucessful, it will need to have at least as much range as the Karma, a smaller packaged motor/differential/inverter assembly (like the Model S), better performance, and fuel economy much greater than the Karma. It can't weigh 4,500lbs. It needs to be lighter.
 

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Don't forget for 2013 Ford Fusion Energi, plug-in hybrid will be on the market for competition too.
 
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