Arthur J. Villasanta – Fourth Estate Contributor
Las Vegas, NV, United States (4E) – American electric vehicle automaker Fisker, Inc has revealed the “Fisker EMotion,” an all-electric sports dubbed the “Tesla killer” by its fans at the ongoing CES 2018 tech show in Las Vegas.
Designed by Henrik Fisker, the company founder and CEO, the ultra luxury sports car features full-length panorama-style sunroof and “wide sculptural shoulders, thin taillight tubes, wide trunk opening, and aggressive lower rear diffuser to improve aerodynamics.”
It also boasts of butterfly doors, vegan leather seats, wireless phone chargers, an advanced autonomous driving system, a LIDAR system that makes self-driving possible and a fast-charging battery, which gives it a range of 400 miles on a single charge. EMotion comes with either a caramel or midnight black leather interior.
The car retails for $129,000 but Fisker said the company is working on an affordable version of the EMotion, priced around $34,000 due out in 2020.
The EMotion is Fisker’s first electric vehicle since his last model, the Fisker Karma, which flopped in 2011.
“With the EMotion, we’re introducing edgy, dramatic and emotionally-charged design/proportions — complemented with technological innovation that moves us into the future,” said Fisker.
“That design balance is what made the Fisker brand emotionally connect with our consumers.”
EMotion will ship the second half of 2018. Another version of the EMotion equipped with an LG Chem lithium-ion battery cell will become available at the end of 2019.
Fisker claims his in-house flexible solid-state battery is superior to existing electric vehicle technology, and can charge the car in only nine minutes.
Fisker denied his company wants to be a Tesla rival.
“I don’t think anyone is out to kill anybody,” said Fisker last year. “Tesla doesn’t really have a competitor. It doesn’t look like one is going to emerge. I think it’s time to move to a next level of technology and I believe that we have come up with some real breakthroughs.”
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