GM will have to deal with the dealers if they do that, which Fisker doesn't have to do.... On another note, wouldn't it help GM to start taking customer reservations and deposits? Seriously. It would help with marketing as well as help determine demand. Stupid not to...
There are too many start-ups for me to feel comfortable with. What happens if they go belly-up? Then you'd really have a hard time with support. There is no recourse with companies when they disappear. That's assuming you get your vehicle after a deposit. Yep, it's an appealing car with 10 extra EV miles--but you could buy TWO Volts and get them serviced and not worry a tenth about bankruptcy, warranties, etc.GM will have to deal with the dealers if they do that, which Fisker doesn't have to do.
My only problem with boutique car marker is the after sales support. Let say I do go for a Fisker (which is tempting), who will support me in Canada?? With GM I don't have to worry about this.
I sure hope GM keep looking over its shoulder and plan to build a high end Volt (for Cadillac as an example).
I'm not as confident. I would have said the same thing about Freddie and Fannie a couple years ago... And how can you lose on a sub prime mortgage rate?Dave B,
I think it's pretty obvious that Tesla Motors and Fisker Automotive are prime acquisition targets, so they should and will sell out before ever going under. At this point, it seems likely that they will continue to earn money at even greater clips, so they may prove viable, while EV laggards fall (talking to you, Ford).
Given that Fisker's Tier 1 supplier is also the Tier 1 supplier to GM and others would make it an obvious pick-up for GM.I'm not as confident. I would have said the same thing about Freddie and Fannie a couple years ago... And how can you lose on a sub prime mortgage rate?
You're not suggesting GM would want to acquire Fisker, are you?Given that Fisker's Tier 1 supplier is also the Tier 1 supplier to GM and others would make it an obvious pick-up for GM.
Any automaker would benefit from picking up Fisker's nameplate and designs, beyond the underlying tech of Quantum.You're not suggesting GM would want to acquire Fisker, are you?
They've already developed the E-REV internally and independently. They seem to want to do it all themselves without a start-up. Now Ford and Chrysler could really afford to strike a deal with a Fisker or Tesla.
I don't think it is Fisker's desire to sell out, but I believe either Ford or GM will make an offer they can't refuse.Interesting thought to sell out... somehow I don't think that is in the cards for Fisker, but I have been wrong before. As demand and production go up, more models will be available and costs will drop for production. It would be nice to think that the price will also drop. Owning anything Fisker designed is a desirable dream.