With its heaven-reaching doors closed and the dark shadows removed, this is what Henrik Fisker’s new car looks like. It’s supposed to be all-electric, so they’ve named it the, uh, EMotion. At its heart is supposed to be a nanotechnology that is yet to be seen in cars.
Now the name is not the most imaginative for an electric car, but fine. It’s fine. You can see from the images that Fisker Inc. sent along that the car is meant to be sporty, with big flares and haunches here and there.
Fisker says that the EMotion has a 161 MPH top speed and a 400-mile electric range. This is very hard to prove or disprove just from looking at the pictures. Underneath, though, is where things get interesting with a capital ‘I(‘ll believe it when I see it)’:
Fisker has taken advantage of the newly developed electric power train layout by pushing the vehicle’s entire interior compartment forward and increasing the wheelbase with distinctively short front and rear overhangs, a layout that increases the interior space.
The Fisker EMotion will feature a composite, carbon fiber and aluminum structure with an innovative battery integration. The EMotion will use a new battery technology using graphene, with battery packs produced by Fisker Nanotech, a joint venture between Fisker Inc. and Nanotech Energy Inc.
Well, if the first part is true, that’s delightful news. We criticized the old Fisker Karma for its rat trap interior. In fact, Henrik Fisker’s own tweet on the matter draws special attention to the revamped interior!
A car that fits multiple humans! This is a great innovation.
But the EMotion’s powertrain also raises a few question, like does it exist? Does it work? Who made it?
On that front it’s worrying that at the end of the press release, Fisker notes that the EMotion will be armed with hardware that will give it autonomous driving capabilities, just as soon as they find a supplier who can make it.