Introducing electric cars in the marketplace is not going to be an easy ride, and the travails of Fisker
Automotive, the builder of the electric range-extending Karma, are a testament to that. The company has a credit line of $539 million in US government loans, but has now halted work at its Delaware production plant. In that facility, Fisker intends to produce three vehicles on one platform, called Nina. For 2012, however, Fisker wants to concentrate its efforts on marketing and sales of the Karma.