Chinese firm buys electric car company Fisker and its Delaware factory
Fisker has been going away for so long we almost forgot that the company’s last assets had not yet been auctioned off. That was done Friday. In an announcement to the press the automaker said that Chinese automaker and electric vehicle battery company, Wanxiang America Corporation (Wanxiang), was the winner of the auction that included 19 rounds of bidding. Of interest to taxpayers may be that the Delaware manufacturing plant that was operated using tax dollars is part of this acquisition. There was no word on whether the taxpayers of Delaware would continue to pay the plant’s utility bills if re-opened by Wanxiang.
Despite our ire over a luxury car plant being run with money collected for public use, we at Torque News were big fans of both Fisker the car and Fisker the man. Our editor, Patrick Rall was lucky enough to spend some time with Henrik Fisker and came away very impressed. This writer spent some time with the car and also came away with a very positive view.