Fisker, Nissan May Build EVs Together

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, Automotive Editor - March 6, 2024
2025 Fisker Alaska

Last week, reports indicated that Fisker was in a tough situation. The automaker doesn’t have the necessary funds to continue to stay open through the end of 2024 and is looking for a partnership with a more established automaker to survive. There’s some good news for Fisker fans and EV shoppers who were looking forward to future cars from Fisker, as the automaker has reportedly found a partner with Nissan.

A new report from Reuters claims that Nissan “is in advanced talks to invest in” Fisker. The reported deal could result with Nissan getting an all-electric pickup truck, while Fisker gains the financial support it needs to survive. Nissan is reportedly looking to invest more than $400 million into Fisker’s upcoming truck platform that will underpin the Alaska pickup. The deal would see Nissan build the Fisker Alaska and an electric pickup truck of its own at one of its assembly plants in the U.S. starting in 2026. The deal, according to unnamed sources, could be completed as early as the end of this month.

On the face of things, a partnership between Fisker and Nissan seems like it would be great for both companies. Fisker desperately needs funds if it wants to continue selling vehicles and keep its doors open.

Additionally, Fisker has been mired with build quality issues and manufacturing woes, which is something that Nissan could help with. The automaker recently announced that it would be cutting 15% of its workforce and looking to scale back its business in any way possible to cut costs in a bid to survive. Even with these changes, Fisker won't be able to continue selling vehicles past 2024 on its own.

2023 Nissan Leaf

Fisker plainly stated that it needed a partnership with another automaker to continue conducting business and that it was in preliminary talks with multiple automakers, but had narrowed its talks down to one company. It looks like that company is Nissan.

Nissan was once a leader in the EV segment with the Leaf hatchback, but has struggled to stay relevant with the arrival of more competitors. A deal with Fisker would give Nissan, if it matches the Alaska, an affordable, compact pickup truck, which currently doesn’t exist in the market. Nissan would also get exciting battery technology and a forward-thinking EV platform.

Fisker launched its first electric vehicle, the compact Ocean, last summer. The automaker had plans to expand its lineup with the subcompact Pear SUV and Alaska pickup truck, but Fisker’s future came into question when the company announced that it had reported a net loss of $463 million in a fourth-quarter earnings call with reporters.

Pictured: 2025 Fisker Alaska (Top), 2023 Nissan Leaf (Middle)

Source: Reuters

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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