Henrik Fisker has been playing his cards close to his vest these past few weeks. First he announced he had formed a new company to build electric cars called Fisker, Inc. Then he told us he had formed another new company called Fisker Nanotech to manufacture a new EV battery that uses graphene to combine the best properties of a lithium ion battery and a supercapacitor. After a few teaser photos made the rounds on the internet, Fisker has now released a photo of the actual car, which will be called the EMotion.
The Fisker EMotion will include a large curved front windscreen pushed forward, diving into an extremely low hood. The rear features an integrated spoiler and aggressive functional diffusor to aid aerodynamics. The Fisker EMotion will also feature butterfly doors for easier egress and ingress. At first glance, the design is curvaceous and appealing, despite a fairly busy nose.
Fisker has kept the front and rear overhangs as short as possible to maximize interior room. He claims his car has more interior space than its closest competitor. That would be the Tesla Model S, which has never been accused of being small on the inside. The interior will emphasize ultimate comfort and a graphic user interface for both front and rear seat passengers. All seats will have access to screens and infotainment features.
Fisker has released other details. He says the EMotion will feature a composite carbon fiber and aluminum structure with innovative battery integration. It will come with the hardware necessary to permit Level 5 autonomy once regulators approve such technology on public roads. The hardware will come from an as yet undisclosed technology partner, but MobilEye would be a good guess.
The Fisker EMotion will be built by VLF – a company partially owned by Henrik Fisker. The EMotion is due to be shown in public for the first time in mid 2017. Fisker says deliveries will begin shortly thereafter. The first deliveries will be announced after the vehicle is shown in mid 2017.
Source: Electric Cars Report Photo credits: Fisker