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Fisker EMotion is a stiff competitor to the Telsa Model S

by Roy Choi | October 31, 2016October 31, 2016 3:00 pm PDT

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Henrik Fisker Unveils Official Name and Design Specifications of Fisker Inc.’s Inaugural All-Electric Vehicle

 

Fisker EMotion to Redefine Premium, All-Electric Luxury as  First Sedan to Boast 400-Mile Range

 

Los Angeles, CA (October 31, 2016)—Henrik Fisker, entrepreneur and world-renowned automotive designer, through his newly launched Fisker Inc., announced today the design and specifications surrounding the launch of his forthcoming electric vehicle, the Fisker EMotion.

 

The Fisker EMotion highlights new styles and proportions for the luxury sport sedan category with a sculptural body and greenhouse emphasizing aerodynamics. The vehicle will include a large curved front windscreen pushed forward, diving into an extremely low bonnet. The rear features an integrated spoiler and aggressive functional diffusor to aid aerodynamics, which will help achieve a 161 mph (260 Km/h)top speed and a 400-mile (640 KM) electric range.

 

Fisker has taken advantage of the newly developed electric power train layout by pushing the vehicle’s entire interior compartment forward and increasing the wheelbase with distinctively short front and rear overhangs, a layout that increases the interior space. The interior will have more space than its closest competitors and more rear legroom than many full-size luxury sedans, despite its sporty silhouette. The Fisker EMotion will feature a composite, carbon fiber and aluminum structure with an innovative battery integration. The EMotion will use a new battery technology using graphene, with battery packs produced by Fisker Nanotech, a joint venture between Fisker Inc. and Nanotech Energy Inc.

 

The EMotion will be equipped with hardware that will allow fully autonomous driving when approved and released by a soon-to-be-announced partnered supplier. The interior will emphasize ultimate comfort and user interface from both front and rear seats, and all seats will have access to screens and infotainment features.

 

The Fisker EMotion is scheduled to be produced in an existing facility in the USA. The first deliveries will be announced after the vehicle is shown in mid 2017.

 

About Henrik Fisker

Henrik Fisker is one of the world’s leading automotive designers and entrepreneurs.

Founder, Chairman and CEO of the newly launched Fisker Inc., Fisker previously founded Fisker Automotive in 2007, where he served as Chairman and CEO until 2013 and launched the world’s first premium electric vehicle with a range extender – the 2012 Fisker Karma. In January 2016, Fisker co-founded VLF Automotive, an American luxury sports car manufacturer based in Auburn Hills, Michigan that focuses on low volume, specialty cars, with Bob Lutz and Gilbert Villarreal.  Fisker is head of design and product strategy at VLF, which currently boasts three models: the VLF Destino V8, VLF Force 1 V10 and VLF Rocket. In June 2013, he founded and currently serves as the CEO of HF Design, a design and innovation company developing a number of first-to-market consumer products in categories ranging from automotive, lifestyle, homeware, education and smart devices. The company announced a partnership with Benetti Yachts in April 2016, launching a 164-foot super yacht series called the Benetti Fisker 50. From 2001-2005, Fisker was design director and board member of Aston Martin and also held various senior roles at Ford Motor Company. From 1989-2000, Fisker held various prominent positions at BMW including President and CEO of BMW Designworks USA. Fisker is known for designing iconic cars such as the BMW Z8, Aston Martin V8 Vantage and Aston Martin DB9. To learn more, visit www.henrikfisker.org.

 

About Fisker Inc.

California-based Fisker Inc. is an American automaker revolutionizing the development of electric vehicles with game-changing battery solutions. The brainchild of EV pioneer and world-leading automotive designer, Henrik Fisker, Fisker Inc.’s mission is to set a new standard of excellence and performance in the electric vehicle industry, developing unique, high-performance electric vehicles with disruptive battery technology through its battery division, Fisker Nanotech. To learn more, visit Fisker Inc.

 

About Fisker Automotive

Henrik Fisker founded Fisker Automotive, introducing the first-ever green lifestyle automotive company, in 2007. In 2012, Fisker Automotive boasted a team of 600 people, raised more than $1 billion in capital and skyrocketed from concept to a full-scale production, sales and marketing company, launching the critically acclaimed Fisker Karma. Fisker Automotive won numerous awards and honors for the Karma, including Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of the Year in 2012, and sold more than 2000 vehicles. On the heels of its battery supplier filing for bankruptcy after two battery recalls, Fisker Automotive Inc. filed for bankruptcy in November 2013. Its assets, excluding the Fisker brand, were subsequently sold in a structured bankruptcy auction to China-based Wanxiang Group in February 2014.

 

Fisker Inc. has no affiliation with Wanxiang; Wanxiang’s subsidiary, Karma Automotive; or the Karma Revero, the remake of the original Fisker Karma.

Fisker Inc. announced Monday, the Fisker EMotion, an all new electric, luxury sedan that boasts a 400 mile range. The new car is expected to reach top speeds up to 161 mph (260 Km/h) and offer a range of 400 miles of pure electric driving.

The EMotion is designed by Henrik Fisker, best known for the Fisker Karma, BMW Z8, Aston Marton V8 Vantage, Aston Martin DB9 and a slew of other beautifully-designed cars. The EMotion features a wide wheelbase, plenty of interior space and short overhangs, thanks in part to the small footprint of the electric powertrain. You’re left with an efficient use of space with a car that is not short on aggressive styling.

Fisker Inc. should not be confused Karma Automotive or the Karma Revero, which is remake of the original Fisker Karma. Fisker Automotive filed for bankruptcy in 2013 with assets sold to Wanxiang Group, based out of China.

The EMotion is expected to be manufactured in the US and will make deliveries after the car is shown next summer, though pricing has not been announced yet.

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The original Fisker Karma was one of the most beautiful cars ever produced. It’s a shame it didn’t take off. It was a great example of a plug-in vehicle that could also look stunning. The EMotion, with its 400 mile range and beautiful styling, has the potential to elevate the growing electric vehicle segment even further.

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Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...

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