Henrik Fisker has taken the wraps off the new Fisker EMotion electric sedan he says will compete head to head with the Tesla Model S. Fisker made his reputation as an automotive designer and the new car is certainly easy on the eyes. He claims it can go 400 miles on a full battery charge and then recharge in just 9 minutes. Fisker originally promised to reveal the car in August but moved the date forward by two months.
Graphene infused supercapacitors developed by a team of researchers at UCLA are credited with making fast recharging times possible. “Graphene shows a higher electron mobility, meaning that electrons can move faster through it. This will charge a battery much faster,” says Lucia Gauchia, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and energy storage systems at Michigan Technological University. “Graphene is also lighter and it can present a higher active surface, so that more charge can be stored.”