Fisker Automotive has announced that the launch date for the $55,000 Atlantic is being delayed.

This postponement is the latest in series of setbacks the electric carmaker has experienced with its new mid-size plug-in hybrid sedan that has, on paper at least, been engineered to compete with the BMW 3 series and other similar vehicles. The launch of the vehicle will either be in late 2014 or sometime 2015.

The reason for this current delay has not been released and industry observers can only guess at its cause since, according to Fisker, the car has already been 90% engineered. One thought is that the delay has little to do with the car, but rather due to the federal government’s decision to stop funding pie-in-sky start ups while voters are paying attention.

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