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Fisker Automotive seems to be close to bankruptcy and just went through a hearing on Capital Hill. We invite GigaOM Readers to share their thoughts on the electric vehicle maker and how this news will affect the larger cleantech sector.

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Electric vehicle startup Fisker Automotive appears to be inching closer and closer to bankruptcy, and owes the Department of Energy another $171 million in government loans. You can read our take on the entire saga in this piece A look under the hood: why electric car startup Fisker crashed and burned. Given the debacle, we invite GigaOM readers to weigh in with their thoughts on Fisker, electric vehicles, and how the bankruptcy could affect government spending on cleantech.

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  1. Nikohl Vandel Thursday, April 25, 2013

    Reblogged this on Niki.V.all.ways.My.way. and commented:
    bankruptcy’s good 4 the soul. teaches u humility. watch out what happens 2 something that beautiful that learns humility. =)

  2. The Feds are complete F’ing morons. They cut off this company in the heat of development. I hate to say, but they deserve to lose their (our) shirt since they didn’t completely follow thru. They didn’t partially fund $465 million to Tesla and now they are a $6 Billion company and will pay their loan back early…

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