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ausrutherford
03-13-2012, 03:03 PM
Whistleblower alleges Fisker Karma pushed to market prematurely to meet DOE loan conditions
By Zach Bowman
Mar 13th 2012
Autoblog.com (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/13/whistleblower-alleges-fisker-karma-pushed-to-market-prematurely/)

Fisker has found itself struggling with a range of technical issues shortly after the launch of the company's Karma extended-range EV, from faulty battery packs to pesky software updates. According to one former employee, that's no surprise. According to GigaOM, the worker in question reportedly left the company because of a push to get the production model out the door to satisfy Department of Energy loan requirements even though the early cars had a range of technical issues that still required sorting. The report lacks much in the way of specifics, and the unnamed defector now works for another EV startup, Coda, leading some to question the individual's motives.

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