Henrik Fisker marked his return to the electric car business with his newly founded car company – Fisker Inc. The California-based electric carmaker revealed the new EMotion EV sedan a few months ago. Now, it has been confirmed that the all-electric EMotion is will to make its world debut at the 2018 CES on 9 January, and will be priced at $129,000.
Due to its all-electric powertrain, autonomous technology and battery pack, the EMotion is a direct rival to the Tesla Model 3 and Faraday Future FF 91. The EMotion boasts a whopping 645 km battery range, which is significantly higher than both its rivals. Contrary to earlier claims of using the futuristic Graphene battery pack, this all electric sedan will make use of conventional NMC batteries. Fisker has also promised level 4 autonomous credentials, however, it is still under development. All the necessary hardware like LiDar and 360-degree camera are present, but real-world testing (as proven by Tesla) is still pending.
The EMotion’s body shell is made of carbon fibre, aluminium, and composite materials. It conforms to the required strength, stiffness, lightweight and rigidity. The design carries typical Henrik Fisker cues with sharp creases and round bulges at all the right places. The short overhangs and underfloor battery storage promise a cabin space that would rival the likes of the S-Class, claimed the carmaker. The clean design is complemented by a smooth flowing coupe-like roofline. At the rear, the sleek LED tail light runs across the tail lip with rear diffusers. The wheel arches are flared and house chrome wheels. In all plausibility, the crazy butterfly doors will be retained in the production spec.
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.