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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fisker Automotive Lays Off 12 at Plant

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- Electric car maker Fisker Automotive has dismissed a dozen workers from its Delaware factory.
The layoffs occurred Friday. Fisker spokesman Russell Datz says the company has a flexible business model that allows it to scale up and down as work demands. It's currently employing a small maintenance team at the plant.
Earlier this month, Fisker's chief executive said the company may have to look outside Delaware to produce its second vehicle if it cannot obtain planned financing from the Department of Energy.
Production of Fisker's Atlantic was originally scheduled to begin later this year. Those plans were put on hold after the Department of Energy suspended the automaker's $529 million federal loan because the company missed milestones related to its first car.

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