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Henrik Fisker Officially Reveals Autonomous EMotion EV

Danish designer reveals plans for a “menu of mobility” that will later include affordable electrics and driverless shuttles.

by on Jan.12, 2018

The gull-winged Fisker EMotion makes its official debut at the Consumer Electronics Show.

After months of teasers, Henrik has finally pulled the wraps off his latest project, the autonomous EMotion battery-eletric vehicle making its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The second attempt by the Danish designer to launch his own battery-car company, the EMotion is a stunning, gull-winged sports sedan that reportedly will offer a range of up to 400 miles, even while delivering blistering performance – top speed 161 mph – thanks to a new generation of solid-state batteries.

The Last Word!

The EMotion isn’t due to market until sometime late in 2019. But in an interview with TheDetroitBureau.com, Fisker revealed that he is already working on future products as part of a “menu of mobility” that will include a much more affordable Tesla Model 3 fighter and even a driverless shuttle along the lines of the Toyota e-Palette concept that also debuted at CES.

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From Vacuums to Battery Cars: Dyson Reportedly Looking at EV Option

Appliance maker hires two key Aston Martin executives.

by on Aug.28, 2017

No suck-up; James Dyson is best known for the vacuum and appliance company bearing his name.

It’s best known for its vacuum cleaners and fans, but British appliance company Dyson could be looking to get into electric cars, as well, according to recent reports out of Europe.

The company, founded by inventor James Dyson in 1987, has notably encouraged such speculation by hiring several Aston Martin veterans in recent months, including the former head of the car company’s product development operations. Dyson also purchased a Michigan start-up development what has been described as breakthrough battery technology, while also receiving funding for EV development from the British government.

Plug In!

Dyson would be the latest in a string of automotive outsiders looking to crack a traditionally closed industry by focusing on battery-electric technology. For the moment, however, Dyson has declined to directly address whether it is, indeed, hoping to take on traditional automotive brands, as well as newer EV entrants like Tesla.

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