Auto Manifesto

April 15, 2008

Guess it’s getting ugly with allegations and rumors about Tesla and Fisker going to court. According to Automotive News (subscription required), Tesla is suing Fisker for breach of contract. Tesla had hired Fisker to design the interior and exterior of its upcoming WhiteStar electric sedan. The suit accuses Fisker of doing a substandard job in order to stall the development of the WhiteStar while stealing trade secrets, business plans, and engineering data in order to develop their own car. The prototype of that car, the Fisker Karma, was unveiled in Detroit in January.

Someone’s probably going down in flames before this is all said and done. Here’s an article from AutoBlog:

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/04/15/tesla-files-suit-against-fisker-automotive/

4/16/08 Update - Then Tesla gets sued by Magna:

http://jalopnik.com/380438/another-twist-tesla-sued-by-magna-powertrain

This is becoming a soap opera. Let’s see more cars please…

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