Automotive designer Henrik Fisker revealed photos, details, and the name of his forthcoming electric luxury sedan, the EMotion.
The EV is said to be set apart from its competitors – namely the Tesla Model S – by its unique battery technology, which features graphene nanotech.
Graphene is an atomic-scale honeycomb lattice consisting entirely of carbon atoms; when used as a membrane in batteries, as studied and developed at UCLA, it promises increased energy density, faster charging, and longer driving range—though the technology is unproven outside of the laboratory as of yet.
Fisker says its EMotion EV will be capable of achieving 644 kilometers (400 miles) of range and a top speed of 259 km/h (161 mph) when equipped with its graphene nanotech batteries.
The battery packs to be used in the EMotion are set to be built by Fisker Nanotech, a joint-venture between Fisker and Nanotech Energy Inc.
Other design highlights include butterfly-doors; underbody aerodynamics including a large rear diffuser; a grille-less front end; adaptive LED headlights; and fully autonomous drive capability—though the supplier of the autonomous tech is yet to be named.
The vehicle’s chassis is said to be constructed of aluminum and carbon fibre in a bid to reduce overall weight.
Fisker boasts the EMotion will feature more interior space than any of its key competitors despite its sporty silhouette. All occupants will have access to screens and infotainment features in the vehicle.
While the EMotion is still in concept form, the startup claims it will unveil a production-ready model in mid-2017, with first deliveries announced at a later date; Fisker says the EMotion will be built at an existing manufacturing facility in the U.S.
Henrik Fisker’s first foray into automotive manufacturing went awry when Fisker Automotive went bankrupt in 2013 shortly after launching the Fisker Karma. The original designs of the Karma and assets of Fisker Automotive were bought by China-based Wanxiang, which is set to build a heavily modified hybrid version of the Karma, now badged the Revero.
Danish-born Fisker himself once worked for manufacturers including BMW and Aston Martin before deciding to go it alone with his own startups.
(Fisker via Electrek)