Henrik Fisker, the founder and executive chairman of Fisker, announced he exits the company due to disagreements with the automaker’s top executives.
The abrupt exit of Henrik Fisker comes at a difficult time for the automaker, which since July has not manufactured a single vehicle and is still looking for an investor to buy a stake and help Fisker build its second model, the Atlantic plug-in hybrid.
“The main reasons for his resignation are several major disagreements that Henrik Fisker has with the Fisker Automotive executive management on the business strategy,” according to an email from Henrik Fisker announcing his departure.
Henrik Fisker didn’t mention the nature of the disagreements with the company’s top executives, which have lead to this decision. Fisker founded the company in 2007 with Barny Koehler, shortly after a deep recession in the US made auto demand drop significantly. With Fisker leaving the company it is not clear how the automaker will manage to find a partner or investor.
“The company has a strong and experienced management team and its strategy has not changed,” the company said in a statement. “Mr. Fisker’s departure is not expected to impact the company’s pursuit of strategic partnerships and financing.”