Oh No...The Dreaded 404 Error Rears Its Ugly Head on Fisker Automotive's Website
Remember When Its Website Looked Like This
In this modern day and age, we'd argue that an automaker can't function without a website. So, based on that premise, Fisker Automotive is, at least for now, non-operational.
This morning we stumbled upon a peculiar find when trying to fire up Fisker's websites (both its forward-facing public site and press-oriented media site).
To the right of the screen, you'll see what Fisker's site looked like in the past. On the top of this page is how Fisker's site appears right now. Quite a difference, right?
One of two scenarios likely causing this dreaded 404 error for Fisker.
Option A is that Fisker is, for all intents and purposes, done. Perhaps the automaker is "packing its bags" in advance of a congressional hearing, titled "Green Energy Oversight: Examining the Department of Energy's Bad Bet on Fisker Automotive," which is scheduled for later today.
Option B is that Fisker's website designer/creator Ignited pulled the site because Fisker owes it some $535,000. This seems the more likely scenario and we even speculated it would happen last week when we posted on Ignited's lawsuit against Fisker.
Fisker Brings Site Back To Life. Sorta. Not Really. (click to enlarge)
Whatever the case may be, the loss of its website isn't what Fisker needs right now; and this hearing, headed by non plug-in friendly Republican Darrell Issa (R-CA), will only make matters worse for the struggling automaker.
What's your take on why Fisker's website now hosts the dreaded 404?
UPDATE: It looks like Fisker has kept/re-claimed control of their domain name as the site has a basic front page with a promise that a "New Site Coming Soon," as well as some broken header links.
Click here to see what is happening right now at fiskerautomotive.com.