Fisker's future appears uncertain. In fact, on Friday the company admitted that it could be a year away from bankruptcy, after a net loss of more than $463 million (£365,260) in 2023. But not all hope is lost. The company said it is in talks with a "major automaker" that could bring additional investment, joint vehicle development opportunities and manufacturing to North America.

An uncertain future

Fisker has not provided information on the car manufacturer with which it is negotiating, but, judging by statements from the brand's management and based on an exclusive investigation by Reuters, it should be Nissan.

According to the news agency, the two companies are in "advanced negotiations" that could conclude by the end of the month. Based on the little information available today, the agreement would provide for the Japanese company to invest more than $400 million (£315 million) in the platform for the Alaska electric pickup, which should therefore be built in one of the Japanese brand's factories in the United States, with the possibility of creating a zero-emission truck on the same basis.

Gallery: 2023 Fisker Ocean

In the financial report at the end of 2023, Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker, explained that:

"The closing of any transaction would be subject to satisfaction of important conditions, including completion of due diligence and negotiation and execution of appropriate definitive agreements." Other statements in Fisker's 2023 year-end financial report painted a decidedly pessimistic picture of the automaker's future.

Reducing the workforce

To deal with the crisis in which it is involved, Fisker itself is currently cutting its operating costs, reducing its workforce by 15 per cent. Despite this, the company plans to deliver 20,000 to 22,000 Ocean SUVs worldwide in 2024.

The production of the model is currently commissioned by Magna-Steyr, which produced 10,193 examples in 2023. Of these, the company delivered only 4,929 during the year, moving the rest of the deliveries to the first quarter of 2024.