We just got word that the entire Fisker PR team, as well as numerous other employees, will be laid off as of 8:00 AM PST today. This confirms our earlier guess that no one on the PR team was answering our calls because they no longer had a PR team.
Despite being a beautiful vehicle, the company has never been able to overcome the many obstacles and has recently hired a bankruptcy firm to deal with the untangling of the company.
This is just more confirmation that it's probably over. UPDATE: Or is it?
UPDATE 2: A Statement from Fisker confirming what we reported here:
Statement of Fisker Automotive Inc., Friday, April 5, 2013
Over the last several months, Fisker Automotive Inc. has been considering strategic alternatives that would allow the Company work through its current financial challenges.
Throughout this process our primary goal has been to maximize the core value of the Fisker technology and the business that we have created.
Our efforts to secure a strategic alliance or partnership are continuing in earnest, but unfortunately we have reached a point where a significant reduction in our workforce has become necessary.
Today, Fisker met with a group of employees in our Southern California office to inform them that this is their last day with the company. Yesterday, we met with a core group of employees in Southern California to express our desire that they remain with the company while we continue to address the challenges before us. We expect that at the end of the day we will have retained approximately 25 percent of our workforce.
The Company regrets having to terminate any of its hardworking and talented people. But this was a necessary strategic step in our efforts to maximize the value of Fisker’s core assets. #