By William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
January 21, 2013
Last month, Fisker founder and Chairman Henrik Fisker said the company was looking for "potential strategic partners". The search has led the company to China. According to Reuters, Fisker is in talks with certain Chinese automakers.
Fisker's focus on China is due to the Chinese government's backing of local manufacturers in their efforts to acquire "green car" technology from abroad, as the government is trying to ramp up demand for electric cars and plug-in hybrids before the end of the decade.
Sources tell Reuters that Fisker has talked with China Grand Automotive Services Co, a large dealership group that has an agreement to distribute Fisker cars in China. Fisker has also talked with the Wanxiang Group, a Chinese supplier that had the winning bid for A123 Systems.
Sources say Fisker has also established contacts with a few other Chinese automakers and are expected to talk with them within the next few weeks.
"Fisker is in advanced talks with a number of potential strategic partners. We expect some exciting developments in the next few months," said Fisker spokesman Roger Ormisher in a email.