Fisker lays off more workers in Delaware

Another bad sign for the electric car maker’s future in Delaware. 

Twelve more workers were let go on Friday, according to the News Journal.  The company currently only has a small maintenance staff working at the former General Motors Plant on Boxwood Road.

Just a few weeks ago, Fisker CEO Tom LaSorda said the company was looking at alternative locations for making its cars if the Department of Energy does not move forward with planned financing for the electric car maker. Production on Fisker’s Atlantic was scheduled to get started later this year, but that timetable was delayed when the Department of Energy froze the company’s $529 million federal loan after Fisker missed milestones on production of its first car, the Karma.

The Markell administration has gone to great lengths to explain there are safeguards in place to get back most of the money it has invested in the plant.  However, the state has been paying out money to keep the utilities operational.

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Fisker came to Delaware with great fanfare in October 2009.  Vice President Joe Biden was among those who welcomed Fisker into the GM plant, which had permanently shutdown in July of that year.  

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