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Fisker EMotion EV gears up for 2018 CES with new body paint

January 05, 2018, 04:27 PM IST by Bilal Ahmed Firfiray
Fisker EMotion EV gears up for 2018 CES with new body paint

Henrik Fisker took the covers off his new all-electric sedan, christened as the EMotion, in October 2016. The newly-found electric carmaker then promised the public debut of the EMotion at the 2018 CES with a price tag of $129,000. Now ahead of taking the CES stage in Nevada, Henrik Fisker has released images of the EMotion in a fiery red colour scheme.

The EMotion is Fisker's first model under the new company after his return to the business of car making. The EV carries forward all the design aspects of the prototype. The unique design elements include crazy butterfly doors, flared wheel arches, aggressive and aerodynamic front fascia with boomerang headlamps, a swooping roofline, absent rear overhang, and stout proportions with large wheels. 

Fisker has said that the EMotion will make use of the Flexible Solid State battery with a recharge capacity of nine minutes. The new battery technology incorporates graphene supercapacitors instead of the traditional lithium-ion batteries. These batteries will be developed in-house by the Fisker’s battery division – Nanotech. Fisker claims that the EMotion will have a range of about 645+km on a single charge with a top speed of 260kmph.

The Danish-born American automotive designer claims that the EMotion has a ‘superb leg room’ owing to a new unconventional powertrain. The EMotion’s carbon and aluminium structure is 20 per cent lighter than the other cars of similar proportions. The autonomous credentials are still in the pipeline, but the car does come with all the required hardware at the moment. Although the logistic is still under development, the future car will be fully autonomous once the technology is developed and integrated by the supplier, said the carmaker. 

Post the CES debut, the Fisker EMotion will be produced at the VLF Automotive facility. It will share the line with two luxury performance cars – Destino V8 and Force 1 V10 which are being manufactured there under Fisker’s assistance. The carmaker hopes that this car will be able to pave the way for a more consumer-friendly, mass-produced and affordable electric car that Fisker claims will be more affordable than the Chevy Bolt and Tesla’s Model 3. Fisker is aiming for the EMotion to compete against the Tesla S when it goes on sale sometime next year.

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