Fisker Inc Will launch a new electric vehicle next year that makes use of innovative graphene battery technology to enable a range of more than 400 miles. The Fisker EMotion, the first model from car designer Henrik Fisker’s new company, will be a high-priced, low-volume model with a carbonfibre and aluminium structure and batteries stored in the floor. It has sports car styling and features four gull wing doors, but the cabin is claimed to offer the space of a more practical body shape. “The entire cabin has been moved forward very much and we lowered the bonnet to get better aerodynamics,” Fisker told Autocar. “Because of the better packaging of an EV, we have been able to create a more dynamic and sporty design, but the leg room is on par with large luxury saloons’.” The EMotion will have batteries developed by Fisker Nanotech, Fisker Inc’s sister company and battery division.
The company claims graphene technology will enable a longer range, faster charging times and a longer battery life. Top speed is put at 161mph. The car will be built by VLF -a company that Fisker partly owns – and have the necessary hardware for autonomous drive modes. The software for this will be developed and supplied by external companies in a move that, Fisker believes, will help to streamline costs and maximise efficiency. “There will also be a second, higher-volume and lower-cost model to follow,” he said. “Production for that will be handled by an established car maker, because they have really mastered high-volume, high-quality car production.” Fisker confirmed that the EMotion will be built on a modular EV platform. “It will be scalable, so more models can be created from it,” he said.