Electric-Car Maker Fisker Will Go Public Soon. Its Founder Has High Hopes.

Fisker Inc., a new electric-vehicle maker, will go public through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC. Fisker might be a relatively new entity, but the company’s founder and namesake, Henrik Fisker, is a veteran of the automotive industry. He has high hopes for electric cars as well as his new venture.

Henrik Fisker is a legendary designer whose credits include the BMW (ticker: BMW.Germany) Z8 and the Aston Martin (AML.London) V8 Vantage as well as the electric luxury sports car, Fisker Karma.