Report: Fisker lost millions of dollars and delivered cars without receiving payment.

Embattled Electric Vehicle Maker Henrik Fisker Faces Bankruptcy Due to Financial Mismanagement

In a shocking turn of events, Henrik Fisker, the founder of the electric vehicle company Fisker, has halted production and been delisted from the New York Stock Exchange as he faces bankruptcy. The once-promising automaker is now in dire straits, with Fisker hoping to avoid bankruptcy by implementing steep price cuts. The root cause of Fisker’s financial troubles is attributed to severe financial mismanagement, with millions of dollars allegedly lost due to a lack of proper accounting practices.

According to anonymous sources within Fisker, the company initiated sales without establishing critical back-end logistics to support them. Neglecting its accounting department and failing to track sales transactions led to significant financial losses. Shockingly, customers’ cars were sometimes delivered without any advance payment, further exacerbating the company’s financial woes.

As a result of the chaos within the company, Fisker reportedly did not have an accurate idea of how much money had been raised, leading to an internal audit that commenced in December. However, until recently, Fisker was unable to provide sufficient information for an external auditor to prepare the annual financial report. This lack of financial transparency was highlighted in a presentation with the Securities and Exchange Commission, where Fisker admitted to a shortage of accounting professionals within the company.

Additionally, Fisker’s failure to make payments to various states’ Departments of Motor Vehicles resulted in customers being stuck with temporary tags that repeatedly expired. The company faced a registration backlog dating back to August, further complicating the situation.

“The documentation that was collected was not always complete or sent to the correct places,” one source revealed to TechCrunch. Another source added, “The checks were not cashed on time or were lost entirely. We often struggled to locate checks, credit card receipts, and funds transferred months after a vehicle sale.”

While Fisker has reportedly caught up with its trading history, the company now faces existential threats on multiple fronts. Unable to secure a bailout from Nissan, Fisker urgently needs cash to continue operating. Behind on sales goals and facing customer service challenges related to product quality issues, Fisker’s fate hangs in the balance. The production of the highly anticipated Ocean SUV is currently on hold, adding to the uncertainty surrounding the company’s future.

It remains to be seen whether Henrik Fisker can steer his company away from the brink of bankruptcy and salvage its reputation in the electric vehicle market. As stakeholders and industry observers watch closely, the once-promising automaker finds itself at a crossroads, with the future hanging in the balance.

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