EV charging company says Fisker 'abandoned its contract' — so it's yanking promo credits from Fisker customers

Fisker warned staff they might be laid off if efforts to course correct are unsuccessful.
Fisker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday.Michael Tullberg
  • ChargePoint said it is rescinding charging credits for Fisker Ocean owners who received promos.

  • ChargePoint cited Fisker's contract and said the company had not paid for the credits.

  • Fisker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday.

Fisker filed for bankruptcy on Monday and Ocean owners are already beginning to feel the pinch.

EV charging company ChargePoint notified some Fisker Ocean owners that the company had rescinded their promotional charging credits on Tuesday morning. The company said in an email to owners who had received charging credits through Fisker that Henrik Fisker's company had "abandoned its contract with ChargePoint."

"It has done so without paying for any of the promotional charging offers given out to its customers, including the one you redeemed to your ChargePoint account," the email reads, according to a screenshot viewed by Business Insider. "ChargePoint has done everything in our control to reach Fisker and find a way to take care of its drivers, however they have abandoned all communication without resolving payment."

As a result, ChargePoint said in the email that it would have to relinquish any charging credits on the owners' accounts, but Ocean owners would not have to pay for any credits they had already used via Fisker's promo codes.

ChargePoint customer service confirmed the email when contacted by Business Insider. A spokesperson for Fisker declined to comment.

A ChargePoint electrical vehicle charger next to a Tesla.
A ChargePoint electrical vehicle charger next to a Tesla.Getty/Patrick T. Fallon

Fisker had given some of its customers ChargePoint credits or credits that could be used to subsidize their charging needs to mitigate long repair waits or delivery issues, several owners and two former employees told BI. Fisker first announced a partnership with ChargePoint ahead of the SUV's release in 2023. The company had also said it would offer owners of the Ocean One, a special version of the SUV that was limited to 5,000 cars, a $1,000 ChargePoint credit.

ChargePoint is not the first company to accuse Fisker of stiffing them. Last month, an engineering company sued Fisker seeking $13 million in damages, alleging the company failed to meet the terms of its agreement. At the time, a Fisker spokesperson said the lawsuit was "without merit."

The charging credits are just one of many problems Fisker Ocean owners might face in the coming months. Business Insider previously reported that owners were concerned their cars might become unusable if Fisker were to go under. The company told BI last week that it has delivered about 7,000 cars to date.

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