Fisker reported impressive sales figures recently when it was revealed they sold 1,000 Fisker Karma’s in the first quarter of 2012 producing $ 100 million in revenue. The news will be welcomed by for the small Californian firm and its many fans. Fisker will hope to improve on these figures throughout the year while also focusing on the Fisker Atlantic.
Fisker’s sales figures were achieved through sales in Europe and the US. To build on them, they plan to market the Karma to buyers worldwide with key markets including the Middle East. Whilst this is good news for the company, several loose ends have emerged over the past days. News is filtering through that one of Fisker’s main suppliers, A123, a developer of battery modules, may be heading towards trouble. It is suffering financial problems caused by the need to replace defective battery modules in early Karma vehicles. A123 has already received $ 249 Million in loans from the US government.
Fisker is commited to extend its development and production of the years to come. It owns an ex-General Motors plant in Delaware, where planned to employ 2,000 workers building the new Atlantic. Work has since stopped on this development after the Department of Energy froze the $ 529 million green-energy loan.