Fisker gets back to business with EMotion

Fisker Automotive went bankrupt and was bought by Wanxiang, which renamed it Karma. But that did not take Henrik Fisker out of the game. He has since partnered with Bob Lutz to create VLF and the Force 1 and now bring up Fisker Inc., a company that aims to deliver EMotion to the electric car segment. At least this is the name of the new car the famous designer has conceived.

We still do not know much about the car, but what we have for now is already pretty impressive. Starting from its 640 km range with a full charge, but going all the way to its 260 km/h top speed. According to Fisker, the car will be built by ” an existing facility in the USA”, probably VLF, with a “composite, carbon fiber and aluminum structure with an innovative battery integration”. Speaking of them, the EMotion battery pack will present a new technology, with the use of graphene. It will be produced by Fisker Nanotech, a joint venture between Fisker Inc. and Nanotech Energy Inc.

In an interview to Autocar, Fisker also promises a second model and says it will be produced by “an established car maker” over a “modular EV platform”. Fisker declined to go any further, but the only company we know that is working over a modular EV platform is Volkswagen, with the MEB. We’ll know more when the EMotion is presented, in the middle of 2017.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them two SAE Journalism Awards. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.