2007: Fisker was founded in Southern California by Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler -- F..

2008: Fisker showed a concept series-electric hybrid sports car at the Detroit Motor Show.
There followed legal squabbles with Tesla.

2010 April: The Department of Energy awarded Fisker Automotive a $529 million loan under its Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program.

2011: Fisker were taking deposits for the production Karma plug-in series-hybrid sports car priced at us$95K.
Rear wheel drive, 2 × 150kW electric motors, electric range ~80km, 2-litre "range extender" petrol engine drives a generator when necessary.

2011 September: Fisker showed the Surf concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show -- a series-hybrid 5-door estate-car.

By 2012 Fisker had sold over 2,000 cars.

2013 March 13: Executive Chairman, Henrik Fisker resigned.
April: Fisker laid off about 75% of its staff.
April 24: The House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation & Regulatory Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing "Examining the Department of Energy's Bad Bet on Fisker Automotive."
2014 March: Wanxiang [.cn] America Corp. took control of Fisker's assets.
Wanxiang named its purchase Karma Automotive.

2016: Henrik Fisker started a new company, Fisker Inc..

2018 January: Fisker Inc. showed a prototype electric EMotion at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas.

2019 March 19: Fisker Inc. announced an electric SUV, 80kWh, less than us$40K, deliveries to start in 2021.
2020 January: Fisker said that the Ocean SUV would cost us$37.5K (us$30K with a US tax credit).

2024 June 18: Fisker filed for bankruptcy.

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