Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
May 17, 2012
Fisker has a lot of problems: money, delays, and an investigation into a Karma fire are just some of them. And it doesn't look like the problems are going to end soon.
Inside EVs got their hands on some leaked documents that were dated "a few weeks ago" dealing with the new Atlantic sedan. First the bad news. Originally, Fisker said that production would begin in late 2012 before hitting the market in early 2013. The leaked document states “negotiations with the DoE have become more complicated and are expected to take longer than originally expected”, delaying the Atlantic’s 2013 launch by several months. In fact, Fisker's Deleware plant won’t even begin building prototypes until mid-2013, with full production not expected to begin in mid-2014.
The documents also reveal other details about the Atlantic, including pricing and performance specs.
The Atlantic will use a 300 HP engine from BMW that's capable of a 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds and get emissions of 50g of CO2 per km.
Pricing will be around the $50,000-$60,000 range, putting it in the same company with the BMW 5-Series, Audi A6 and Jaguar XF.
When asked by AutoblogGreen about the documents, a Fisker representative said,
"As these documents are obviously leaked investor documents and highly confidential, I am not prepared to comment any further."