Henrik Fisker’s Electric EMotion Preview Nov 22, 2016 by Cedric (Driver Weekly)
Infamous automotive designer Henrik Fisker has returned to the spotlight with a new company and a new car, promising to give Elon Musk a run for his money with stylish and thrilling electric vehicles. Fisker Automotive first launched in 2008 with the Fisker Karma, which is now known as the Karma Revero after Fisker went bankrupt in 2013. Despite this setback, Fisker has returned with a new company and a new vehicle. The jaw-dropping Fisker Emotion luxury sports sedan promises style and performance with an impressive electric powertrain. Whether the vehicle will materialize remains to be seen, but for now let’s take a closer look at their flagship vehicle.
Fisker has realized renderings and specifications for a luxury sports sedan with an incredible electric powertrain. The prospective vehicle’s composite frame will be made from aluminum and carbon fiber. The new battery comes from Nanotech Energy Inc., a startup backed by scientists working at the University of California, Los Angeles. The next-generation battery is made from thin sheets of graphene. This can store more energy and recharge faster than a conventional lithium-ion battery. As a result, the car is said to have an unprecedented electric range of 400 miles and a top speed of 161 miles per hour. We must wait and see if these specifications are accurate.
The EMotion has a unique style that is similar to the original Fisker Karma but with significant differences. Just looking at the body of the vehicle, you will see aerodynamic elements that can help with performance and indicate that the impressive figures might add up. The large curved windshield is reminiscent of that on the Tesla Model X. Unlike the Fisker Karma, the interior of the EMotion is comparable to many full-size luxury sedans due to the shape of the electric powertrain and long wheelbase. The most controversial feature is the aggressive fascia, with elaborate folds and vents. The aerodynamic body, muscular haunches, butterfly doors, and complex fascia ensure that this car will stand out from the crowd.
In addition to the advances related to the battery and powertrain, Henrik Fisker’s EMotion will have hardware capable of autonomous driving. Because of this, the interior is set up so everyone can reach infotainment and screens. While the company has yet to reveal their final plans for the interior, drivers and passengers should expect a premium feel and a focus on comfort. Fisker is clearly planning on competing with Tesla on every level.
The Emotion will make its debut in the middle of 2017. After that, Fisker and his company will work toward creating a more affordable version of the electric sedan. This electric vehicle will be produced in the United States, and Fisker will be announcing delivery times for it after its debut. At that point, we can put these specifications to the test and see if there is a true competitor for Tesla on the horizon—or another bankruptcy.