• Sign in to follow this  
    Followers 0

    Henrik Fisker Resigns From Fisker Automotive


    By William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    March 13, 2013

    Henrik Fisker, founder and executive chairman of Fisker Automotive has resigned today.

    In a statement sent today, Fisker Automotive said “the main reasons for his resignation are several major disagreements that Henrik Fisker has with the Fisker Automotive executive management on the business strategy.”

    “Given the confidential nature of this matter, at this point in our process we can only confirm that the company has received detailed proposals from multiple parties in different continents which are now being evaluated by the company and its advisors. The company is pleased with the level of interest from potential partners, which underscores the attractiveness and relevance of Fisker's proven EV powertrain technology, design and strategy,” Fisker Automotive went on to say.

    We'll be updating this story as soon as we have more information.

    Source: Fisker

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    0


      Report Article
    Sign in to follow this  
    Followers 0


    User Feedback


    Sounds like someone wanted his golden parachute, did not get it, saw there would be no more he could take from investors and exited stage left.

    Now we see what the investors will do and if they sell the technology to out of country companies or keep it American.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I won Henrik Fisker drawing in a Autoweek trivia contest. I wonder if I have to wait for them to make a movie on Henrik before it will be worth anything. Till then I will hang it next to my Automotive Review full page ad for the Tucker I have.

    It is a very nice drawing on canvas. It may be a good piece of automotive memorabilia to hang on to.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites


    Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

    Guest
    You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
    Add a comment...

    ×   You have pasted content with formatting.   Remove formatting

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    Loading...



  • Popular Stories

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. BowTieFarmer
      BowTieFarmer
      (57 years old)
    2. will75
      will75
      (41 years old)
  • Similar Content

    • By dfelt
      G. David Felt
      Staff Writer Alternative Energy - www.CheersandGears.com
       
      Karma - Boldly Imperfect Email
       

       
      Karma Marketing machine has started, When Fisker was sold, it was not long before the new Karma web site was setup and was very basic. Yet it did have a sign up for email information field. I did this and Karma has finally started sending out information on their upcoming new EV auto.
       

       
      Karma has decided to take the marketing approach of "Boldly Imperfect" and also sent out this video link. 
       
      Boldly Imperfect Video
       
      New Interior

       
      Karma Automotive
    • By William Maley
      Tetsuro Aikawa, Mitsubishi Motors' president and COO will be stepping down from the company next month. In a statement released by the company, Aikawa will resign on June 24th, the same date of Mitsubishi's annual shareholders meeting.
       
      Ryugo Nakao, the executive vice president for quality and product strategy will also be stepping down at the same time.
       
      Automotive News reports that Akiawa stepped down for two key reasons. The first was that he was the director of the r&d division that inflated the fuel economy test figures. The second is to give a clean slate for the new development chief, that will likely be installed by Nissan as part of the two companies' new alliance.
       
      “For causing trouble and worry first and foremost to our customers and to all involved, I take responsibility,” said Akiawa.
       
      During a press conference today, CEO Osamu Masuko said he would handle the duties of both people for the time being until replacements are found.
       
      Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required), Mitsubishi Motors
       
      Press Release is on Page 2


       

      Personnel Changes (Resignation) of Members of the Board
       
      Tokyo, May 18, 2016 - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced resignation of members of the board as follows:
       
      1. Member of the Board who will resign
      Tetsuro Aikawa President and COO, Representative Director
      Ryugo Nakao Executive Vice President, Representative Director
       
      2. Reason for resignations
      As our announcement today on the Report to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism concerning improper conduct in fuel consumption testing of vehicles manufactured by MMC shows, MMC has caused tremendous trouble and concern to our customers and all of our stakeholders. Considering this, Mr. Aikawa and Mr. Nakao decided today that they will resign as Representative Directors as of June 24, 2016.
       
      3. Date of resignation
      June 24 (the day of MMC's ordinary shareholders meeting)
       
      We will decide on the successors of both Representative Directors at our board of directors' meeting and make an announcement promptly
    • By William Maley
      Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, head of Audi's r&d has stepped down today.
       
      Hackenberg has been a key presence at Audi and the Volkswagen group since he joined in 1985. He has played a major role in a number of projects including the first-generation Audi TT, Volkswagen XL1, and the MQB modular platform. In 2013, he was named the head of Audi's r&d division.
       
      Hackenberg made headlines back in September as he and two other r&d heads at Volkswagen - Porsche's Wolfgang Hatz and Volkswagen's Heinz-Jakob Neusser - were suspended for possible involvement in the diesel scandal.
       
      “In the 30 years that he was active in the Volkswagen Group, Ulrich Hackenberg was involved in crucial strategies and model decisions. The highly flexible modular system resulted in flexible modular production. Both systems helped us to produce very efficiently and with high quality. Numerous car models from Audi, Volkswagen and Bentley were significantly affected by his commitment and expertise. On behalf of the entire Board of Management, I thank him for his many years of commitment and his professional passion,” said Audi’s Board of Management Chairman Rupert Stadler.
       
      Hackenberg's successor is Stephan Knirsch, currently the head of engine development at Audi.
       
      Source: Audi
       
      Press Release is on Page 2



      Page 1 of 2 1 2 → Last »



      Click here to view the article
    • By William Maley
      Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, head of Audi's r&d has stepped down today.
       
      Hackenberg has been a key presence at Audi and the Volkswagen group since he joined in 1985. He has played a major role in a number of projects including the first-generation Audi TT, Volkswagen XL1, and the MQB modular platform. In 2013, he was named the head of Audi's r&d division.
       
      Hackenberg made headlines back in September as he and two other r&d heads at Volkswagen - Porsche's Wolfgang Hatz and Volkswagen's Heinz-Jakob Neusser - were suspended for possible involvement in the diesel scandal.
       
      “In the 30 years that he was active in the Volkswagen Group, Ulrich Hackenberg was involved in crucial strategies and model decisions. The highly flexible modular system resulted in flexible modular production. Both systems helped us to produce very efficiently and with high quality. Numerous car models from Audi, Volkswagen and Bentley were significantly affected by his commitment and expertise. On behalf of the entire Board of Management, I thank him for his many years of commitment and his professional passion,” said Audi’s Board of Management Chairman Rupert Stadler.
       
      Hackenberg's successor is Stephan Knirsch, currently the head of engine development at Audi.
       
      Source: Audi
       
      Press Release is on Page 2


       
      Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg has reached a mutual agreement with the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG to step down as Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development.
       
      The new Chairman of the Audi Supervisory Board, Matthias Müller, praised Hackenberg’s significant impact on the Technical Development divisions of the entire Volkswagen Group: “Above all, the modular toolkit system is inseparably connected with the name of Ulrich Hackenberg. He had that idea already in the early nineties at Audi. Today, the entire Group profits from it.”
       
      Audi’s Board of Management Chairman Rupert Stadler underscored his lifetime achievements: “In the 30 years that he was active in the Volkswagen Group, Ulrich Hackenberg was involved in crucial strategies and model decisions. The highly flexible modular system resulted in flexible modular production. Both systems helped us to produce very efficiently and with high quality. Numerous car models from Audi, Volkswagen and Bentley were significantly affected by his commitment and expertise. On behalf of the entire Board of Management, I thank him for his many years of commitment and his professional passion.”
       
      After graduating in mechanical engineering at Aachen RWTH University, Ulrich Hackenberg was employed as an assistant at the Institute for Motor Transport from 1978 until 1985. Amongst other positions there, he was the head of research into vehicle dynamics, developed lectures in motorcycle technology and gained a doctorate in 1985 on the stability properties of the “rider-motorcycle-road” system.
       
      Hackenberg moved to Audi in 1985, where he took over the position of Head of Concept Development in 1989 and later led the technical project management for the entire product range. That included the Audi 80, A2, A3, A4, A6, A8 and TT models as well as numerous concept studies and show cars, the technical conception of the modular toolkit strategy and the development of a simultaneous-engineering structure.
       
      He was active in the Volkswagen Group from 1998 until 2002. There, he was head of the Body Development department and additionally responsible as of late 1998 for Concept Development.
       
      From 2002 until January 2007, Hackenberg once again worked for AUDI AG and was in charge of the Concept Development, Body Development, Electrics and Electronics departments. During that time, he developed the “modular longitudinal toolkit.”
       
      On February 1,2007, he became Member of Volkswagen’s Brand Board of Management with responsibility for the Technical Development division. He pushed forward with the further development and complete renewal of the Volkswagen product range and the development of the modular transverse toolkit. Further highlights were the XL1, the first series-produced “one‑liter car”, and the entry of the Volkswagen Brand into motorsport.
       
      As of July 1, 2013, he was the Board of Management Member for Technical Development of AUDI AG. In addition, he was responsible for coordinating the development of all the brands of the Volkswagen Group.
    • By William Maley
      Back in February, we reported on the rumors that Fisker Automotive was planning to change its name to Elux. This past week, Fisker has officially changed its name and it isn't Elux. Meet Karma Automotive.
       
      The company says this name has always been a part of the brand - see Karma plug-in hybrid sedan.
       
      "Karma is based on the principle of cause and effect, where your actions create your future. This awareness of what we are doing and why we are doing it—which we characterize as acting with intention—is what we stand for, it's authentic," said James Taylor, Karma's Chief Marketing Officer.
       
      Rumor has it that production of the Karma sedan will restart sometime next year. We expect a name change along with the production restart.
       
      Source: Karma Automotive
       
      Press Release is on Page 2


       
      Fisker Automotive Reveals New Name And Logo
      Karma Automotive - honors iconic design and communicates future direction

      COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisker Automotive and Technology Group announced a name change today to Karma Automotive. The company also launched its new website, including a video that reveals its new logo at karmaautomotive.com.
       

      "With new ownership, a new management team, and a new production site, all here in California, it was time to communicate change," said James Taylor, Karma's Chief Marketing Officer.
       
      "Karma" was chosen because it is relevant to both the old and new brands, while providing an aspirational message which embodies the company's purpose.
       
      "Karma is based on the principle of cause and effect, where your actions create your future. This awareness of what we are doing and why we are doing it—which we characterize as acting with intention—is what we stand for, it's authentic," added Taylor.
       
      Karma's new executive team has attracted top-tier talent from the automotive and technology industries to bring world-class expertise to its headquarters and new assembly facility in Southern California.
       
      Karma Automotive's owner, Wanxiang Group, one of the world's largest automotive component conglomerates, is committed to the alternative energy space, having acquired solar, wind and energy companies. The group provides strong financial backing necessary to build a sustainable, world-class luxury automotive brand.
  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)