While Mitt Romney celebrates an early victory in the presidential debates over President Barack Obama, green energy companies are less than enthused. During the first round presidential debate, Mitt Romney criticized the Obama administration for its subsidies reserved for green energy companies. Claiming poor performances from "underperforming" companies including Solyndra, Fisker, and Tesla, Romney threw a jab at Obama: "I had a friend who said, 'You don't just pick the winners and losers; you pick the losers."
Yesterday, Telsa Motors announced a rather timely promise that the company will experience positive cashflow by November end. Apparently, Fisker has spoken up as well. Fisker told Edmunds on Thursday, quite meekly, "we don't consider ourselves a loser."
Fisker spokesperson Roger Ormisher defends the hybrid electric plug-in carmaker, stressing that the company had sold, "1,500 cars already (and) raised over $1.2 billion of private equity," a figure that Fisker and Ormisher believes "is quite an achievement for a small American business." Just earlier this week, Fisker had received $100 million in equity funding and are now completely focused in developing its next model in the line-up, the Atlantic EV sedan. In fact, the hybrid electric plug-in is seeking partners to further its future endeavors as well.
Despite the irritating fingerpointing going on during the presidential elections campaign, Ormisher stated that he will refrain from further comments as to avoid trapping the company in the middle of a political showdown. However, Ormisher did add one last statement, which pointed out that the company had created 1,000 jabs in the U.S., particularly "in engineering, design, and technology at our U.S. facilities and across our supply chain and retail distribution networks."