The US electric-car-of-complete-awesomeness race is officially ON. Tesla’s told us about their plans for the future, and their visions of affordable electrics for the masses. Fisker hadn’t taken that step yet, and it’s not certain when they were planning to—but none of that matters now, because someone’s spilled the beans. Follow the jump for more.
On October 29th, an official ceremony was held to announce that a former-GM plant in Delaware that had been shuttered and sold off due to GM’s bankruptcy was going to be retooled as a Fisker plant. Well and good, right? Way to create new jobs, possibly build a new economy, and look forward toward a bright automotive future for the US and the planet, right?
Only trouble was, Fisker had only previously announced their impending $40,000 (USD, est.) Nina four-door sedan. US VP Joe Biden was so excited about the prospect that he also mentioned some of Fisker’s other previously unannounced plans with the following: “Imagine when this factory, when the floor we’re standing on right now is making 100,000 plug-in hybrid sedans, coupes and crossovers every single year.”
CEO Henrik Fisker later laughed about the incident and confirmed, “He definitely told what our product plans are.”
Kudos to him for accepting the outing with grace. Now the race will be on to see just how comparatively awesome Fisker’s and Tesla’s visions of our new electric future will be. It’s a wide-open playing field, and I for one am quite excited.