Fisker Inc. has commenced the reservation of the $130,000 EMotion EV sedan ahead of its global debut in August. The carmaker is asking for a reservation amount of $2,000 for the electric sedan. The Tesla-rival has also been spotted for the first time in metal on the streets of California.
Henrik Fisker’s second stab at the electric car-making businessresulted in the new found company, the Fisker Inc. in October last year. Continuing his pursuit of the unconventional powertrain (remember the Karma), the designer-turned-carmaker teased a series of images and hints of the new EMotion until finally revealing the EV a few weeks back. The EMotion is an all-electric sedan which promises a range of 645km upon its arrival with autonomous driving credentials, connected car technologies and quick charging features.
The design of the EMotion is, in essence, typical to Henrik Fisker with sharp creases and round bulges allat the right places. The short overhangs and underfloor battery storage promise a cabin space that would rival the likes of the S-Class, asserts the carmaker. The clean design is complemented by smooth flowing coupe-like roofline, the sleek LED tail lights running across, rear diffusers, and flared wheels arches with chrome wheels. The talk of the town for the EMotion was the crazy butterfly doors which in all plausibility will be retained in the production spec.
No details of the powertrain or output figures have been divulged yet. But it has been confirmed that it would make use of conventional NMC batteries contrary to earlier claims of using the futuristic Graphene battery pack. Courtesy of the new battery tech, Fisker claims the EMotion will have a range of about 644km on a single charge and will hit a top speed of 260kmph. The car’s body is made from carbon fibre, aluminium, and composite materials, conforming to the required strength, stiffness, light weight and rigidity.
The EMotion will be manufactured at the VLF Automotive facility in Los Angeles alongside the VLF Destino V8 and VLF Force 1 V10 supercars. The carmaker hopes that the EMotion will be able to pave the way for a more consumer-friendly, mass-produced and affordable electric car in future.