Monday, November 2, 2009

Fisker Selects Plant Site for Electric Cars

According to Clean Edge:

Fisker Automotive to Manufacture PHEVs in Shuttered GM Plant
October 28, 2009
Source: Clean Edge News

Fisker Automotive has selected the Wilmington Assembly plant in Wilmington Delaware to build affordable plug-in hybrid cars.

The plant will support Fisker Automotive's Project NINA, the development and build of an affordable, family-oriented plug-in hybrid sedan costing about $39,900 after federal tax credits.

Production is scheduled to begin in late 2012. Fisker Automotive anticipates Project NINA will ultimately create or support 2,000 factory jobs and more than 3,000 vendor and supplier jobs by 2014, as production ramps up to full capacity of 75,000-100,000 vehicles per year. More than half will be exported, the largest percentage of any domestic manufacturer.

According to the company, the Wilmington Assembly plant was selected for its size, production capacity, world-class paint facilities, access to shipping ports, rail lines and available skilled workforce. Before closing this summer, the plant was used by General Motors to produce the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice roadsters.