Here’s a bit of surprising news: Fisker Automotive‘s founding partner and executive chairman Henrik Fisker has resigned. Fisker Automotive has confirmed his resignation, but with very little details as to why. According to an email from Henrik Fisker announcing his resignation, he left the company that he helped create because of “several major disagreements . . . with the Fisker Automotive executive management on the business strategy.”
Although Fisker’s executive management team isn’t releasing any details surrounding the departure, the automaker did release this statement: “The Company has a strong and experienced management team and its strategy has not changed. Mr. Fisker’s departure is not expected to impact the Company’s pursuit of strategic partnerships and financing to support Fisker Automotive’s continued progress as a pioneer of low-emission hybrid electric powertrain technology.”
Fisker currently only offers one model, the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid, but it’s continuing to work on its next model, the Atlantic. Fisker is also actively seeking a partner to help it build the Atlantic. It’s been reported that China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the same company that owns Volvo, is in the lead to acquire a majority stake in Fisker.