Tesla vs. Fisker: Why some electric carmakers break down and others don’t
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The electric car company Fisker Automotive has laid off three quarters of its employees and reports suggest a bankruptcy filing is near. The Fisker Karma sports car can toggle between electric and gasoline-assisted power, but the company hasn’t made one since last summer. Fisker’s financial troubles are especially controversial because the company received federal subsidies, money that — in retrospect — doesn’t seem well spent to some.
Slate tech writer Will Oremus joins Marketplace Tech host David Brancaccio to discuss Fisker and why its different from Tesla Motors.
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