DETROIT -- Henrik Fisker plans to export more than 50,000 electric vehicles annually from his U.S. plant.
Fisker expects rapid growth in various forms of electrically powered vehicles -- but especially for the premium plug-in hybrids he will sell.
To meet that demand, Fisker Automotive plans to use an idled General Motors plant in Wilmington, Del., as an export hub.
Fisker, CEO of Fisker Automotive, said his high-end electric-car company is in final negotiations to buy the plant. He said his company plans to build 100,000 to 150,000 vehicles annually there, with the majority going overseas. "We actually plan to export more cars than we sell here in the U.S.," Fisker told the Automotive News World Congress last week.
In an interview, he said the plant's proximity to shipping was a key factor in the decision to buy it. Fisker plans to build a $45,000 mid-sized sedan there beginning in 2012.