Electric car pioneer and Tesla competitor Henrik Fisker Exited Twitter this week His old rival Elon Musk has reached an agreement to buy the social media platform for 44 billion.
Fisker, who oversees electric vehicle maker Fisker Inc., wrote on Instagram on Tuesday: “I believe in 100% free speech. But I don’t want my free speech to be actively conducted or controlled by competitors. And I don’t want any competitor to determine how my followers will experience Fisker when we grow our company. “
Fischer’s Twitter handle no longer exists, although his company’s Twitter feed, Henrik Fisker, was active until Tuesday with a post on a driving test.
Musk did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday. Tweet two simple messages About freedom of speech.
By “free speech”, I mean simply what matches the law.
I am against censorship which goes beyond the law.
If people want less freedom of speech, they will ask the government to pass laws to that effect.
So going against the law is against the will of the people.
– Elon Musk (lonelonmusk)
April 26, 2022
Fischer and Mask are longtime opponents. Tesla sued Fisker in 2008, alleging that his design company had stolen Tesla technology and used it to make its own cars. An arbitrator ruled in favor of Fischer. Henrik Fischer designed the Tesla Model S sedan before launching the car, when the project was known as the White Star.
In the early 2010’s, Fisker’s first car maker, Fisker Automotive, was competing with Tesla, and for a time, they were in almost equal position because Fisker promised to bring to market an attractive sedan called its Karma, and still had a string of smooth cars. And the crossover company, however, had problems with battery packs and suffered many setbacks, including the loss of a shipment of vehicles due to Hurricane Sandy fires and floods in 2012. It went bankrupt in 2013 The EV landscape has changed Dramatically, since then, most major automakers have invested heavily in technology, and newcomers like Lucid and Rivian have joined the fight.
Meanwhile, Tesla, with its PayPal and SpaceX initiatives, has taken Musk to greater international fame.
Henrik Fisker In 2016 Fisker Inc. Reorganized and established. It goes public in 2020 and plans to launch the Ocean SUV this year.
Prior to founding the EV startup, Fischer was a well-known sports-car designer who counted the 2005 Aston Martin V8 Vantage and the 1999 BMW Z8 among his highlights.