By Drew Johnson
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 @ 5:47 pm
 
Fisker's recently publicized money problems have apparently caught up with the company. The up-start electric vehicle maker was scheduled to begin production of its new Atlantic sedan this year, but financial woes have pushed that date well into 2014.

Fisker originally stated that the Atlantic sedan - which was unveiled at the New York auto show - would begin production in late 2012 before hitting the market in early 2013, but a leaked document obtained by Inside EVs reveals that will not be the case.

According to the internal document, "negotiations with the DoE have become more complicated and are expected to take longer than originally expected", delaying the Atlantic's early 2013 market launch by several months. In fact, the former General Motors plant charged with Atlantic production won't even begin building prototypes of the electric sedan until mid-2013, with full production not expected to commence until mid-2014.

Pricing and other details
In addition to future production schedules, the document also shed some light on the Atlantic's other details, including pricing and performance specs.

The Atlantic will carry an MSRP in the $50,000-$60,000 range, putting it on par with vehicles like the BMW 5-Series, Audi A6 and Jaguar XF.

Although more expensive than first thought, that cost on entry does buy a 300 horsepower sports sedan capable of accelerating from 0-60 in 6.5 seconds. The Atlantic's electric range has yet to be revealed, but the sedan will spew just 50g of CO2 per km.

Fisker isn't commenting on the document as of yet, but we expect some kind of response in the coming days.