The Fisker EMotion Promises 400-Mile Range On Graphene Nanotech

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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.


All in all, not much more about this car was revealed other than its name. All of its range estimates and autonomous driving claims remain to be seen.

The EMotion will be shown midway through next year and the first deliveries will be announced after that. Mark your calendars.

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I’m going to start issuing press releases for my own dreams too:

October 31, 2016 (Geneva? New York? Dubai?). Monovich Automotive announces the eMono electric sports car, a revolution in automotive propulsion and eMotion(!)

Using the latest in hybrid nano bacteria lattice, the eMono will pack a staggering (pick one!) 800miles, 1200 miles, 2500 miles(!) per charge based on the world’s first learning battery. Upon fabrication the battery’s 800 mile range will already be market leading, but due to the introduction of the world’s first Bacterial AI the battery will learn over time how to increase it’s own internal efficiency. The upper limit of the potential range of the car is limited only by intelligence of the strain of bacteria inserted into the nano lattice.

No pricing or release date has yet been released for the car but pricing is expected to be “reasonable” and the release date is expected to be “just as soon as we can figure it all out”