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Fisker Changes Direction With EMotion Battery Car

Drops graphene tech but claims longer range, faster charging with new batteries.

by on Jul.24, 2017

The EMotion is now scheduled to use an advanced lithium-ion battery pack, not graphene technology.

Battery-car pioneer Henrik Fisker has revealed a major change in the electric vehicle he plans to bring to market in 2019, dropping the cutting-edge graphene ultracapacitor technology originally in the works for the EMotion in favor of an advanced – but production-ready – version of familiar lithium-ion batteries.

The Danish designer-cum-entrepreneur told TheDetroitBureau.com, in an exclusive Monday interview, that the Fisker EMotion will initially come to market with a 145 kilowatt-hour battery pack – about 45% larger than offered by Tesla – capable of delivering “well over” 400 miles per charge. The 800-volt system also will deliver significantly faster charges than current EVs, Fisker promised.

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The move to a lithium-ion battery rather than a graphene system is a big shift from what Fisker had originally announced when the EMotion was revealed last year, but he explained that graphene “technology wasn’t ready for prime time, yet, and we didn’t want to miss our launch date.”

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Why Is Apple Checking Out Fisker’s Emotion?

Battery-car prototype spotted during visit to Cupertino HQ.

by on Jun.29, 2017

A Fisker Emotion was spotted at Apple HQ in Silicon Valley. Could the tech firm be interested in using the EV as a platform for its autonomous system?

Is Henrik Fisker hoping to take a bit out of the Apple? Or, more accurately, is Apple interested in getting a taste of the Danish designer’s new Emotion battery-electric vehicle?

After long refusing to comment about its rumored plans to develop an autonomous vehicle, Apple is finally lifting the kimono, CEO Tim Cook recently describing that effort as “the mother of all AI projects.” But Apple reportedly shut down its own vehicle development program last year and apparently is looking for partners to work with on the hardware side.

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It is teaming up with Hertz to lease a handful of Lexus RX utility vehicles, media reports revealed this week. But longer-term? Apple was apparently looking at building its own battery-car before pulling the plug on that side of the project, so it eventually will need a partner to put its autonomous technology onto the road.

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Fisker Reveals First Teaser of New EMotion Battery-Electric Sports Car

Priced at $130,000, EV said to deliver 400 miles range, 161 mph top speed.

by on Jun.07, 2017

Henrik Fisker said last fall he'd be back with a new EV and now the first glimpses at it are available.

There were plenty of skeptics when long-time designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker announced late last year that he was getting back into the automotive game with an all-new electric sports car dubbed EMotion.

It didn’t help that his prior project, the eponymous Fisker Automotive, crashed and burned in spectacular fashion. But with a first public unveiling set for August, Fisker is shoring up his promised comeback by offering the first teaser images of the EMotion, while also offering up more information about both the unusual drivetrain and the semi-autonomous technologies it will feature.

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“The new EMotion is a clean sheet design from the inside out, utilizing a carbon fiber and aluminum structure to redefine the proportions of an electric vehicle,” Fisker Inc. said in a statement accompanied  by three teaser shots. (more…)

Fisker Reveals Emotion EV and Possibly Game-Changing Tech Specs

Could ultracapacitor system obsolete battery technology?

by on Nov.01, 2016

The Fisker EMotion could be in production by some time later next year.

If at first you don’t succeed…if you’re Henrik Fisker, it seems, you try and try again.

Best known for the sleek and iconic Aston Martin DB9, Henrik Fisker has attempted to launch two car companies since going out on his own a decade ago, including the ill-fated Fisker Automotive, the Danish designer is about get back into the business with a new pure battery-electric vehicle that could go beyond just being a Tesla-fighter. If the newly released images and specs prove accurate, the Fisker Emotion could rewrite the rules for the zero-emissions segment.

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Beyond the car’s sleek design, the real breakthrough appears to be an alternative to the lithium-ion batteries used in most of today’s battery-based vehicles. Instead, the Emotion will use an ultracapacitor to store enough energy, the start-up claims, to run a “theoretical” 400 miles per charge.

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