Electric cars

Green Car Maker Announces Layoff Plans

Most of Fisker's remaining workforce


The state of Delaware will continue to work with troubled automaker Fisker Automotive Inc., which notified Gov. Jack Markell's office of its plans Friday to lay off a large number of its staff, a spokeswoman for the governor said.

The company said the layoffs involve about three-fourths of the workers at its Anaheim, Calif., headquarters. It didn't provide numbers.

Fisker made the Karma plug-in hybrid sports car. It planned to hire more than 2,000 people to build a second line of electric hybrid cars, the Atlantic, in a former General Motors plant on Boxwood Road in Newport.