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Henrik Fisker leaves his eponymous company

Thu, 14 Mar 2013

Henrik Fisker, co-founder of Fisker Automotive, has resigned from the company as Fisker seeks funding to move forward.

But Henrik Fisker managed to convince the car world his Fisker Karma was credible, even if its gestation has been plagued by problems,  the latest of which has been the demise of its battery supplier – A123 Systems – and the wrecking of a dock full of seemingly uninsured Karmas by Hurricane Sandy.

The current problems at Fisker has seen them seeking a new investor, with two Chinese companies – Geely and Dohnfeng – vying to take a majority stake in Fisker Automotive and help Fisker recover sales of the Karma and move on with Project Nina, the smaller Fisker Atlantic.

So, not easy times for Fisker Automotive, and we must assume that former Aston Martin designer Henrik Fisker doesn’t think much of the way his eponymous company is heading as he’s announced his resignation from Fisker Automotive with immediate effect, citing major disagreements with the executive management on business strategy.

Building a company often means forsaking control for growth, and it seems that’s come back to bite Henrik Fisker.

We wish him well.

By Cars UK