Fisker Emotion revealed at CES with 400-mile range


Toward the end of 2016, legendary vehicle designer Henrik Fisker began teasing a new auto as a follow-up to the failed Fisker Karma. However, Fisker is promising even more range once the vehicle is fitted with a still-in-development solid-state battery.

"With the EMotion", explains Fisker, "we're introducing edgy, dramatic and emotionally-charged design/proportions, complemented with technological innovation that moves us into the future". A conversation we had with Henrik Fisker revealed more about the design, the battery and a secret charging method that he thought could change the EV game. It's still got the front-mounted LiDAR sensor displayed prominently on its nose, thin headlights and taillights, and a swoopy somewhat-Tesla-like shape.

It's built from carbon fibre and aluminium, and features elements designed around the LiDARs dotted at the front and rear of the vehicle.

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Fisker says it will also offer a vegan interior option for the EMotion. Up front, the main feature is the carbon-fiber center console and its massive screen.

In the rear, a curved 27-inch is an optional extra for people who want to opt for the Chauffeur Edition EMotion.

Tech wise, the EMotion has a party trick up its sleeve - a four-zone electrically adjustable tinted roof, while the vehicle itself is approximately the same size as a Model S, measuring in at 16 feet long and five feet high. The door handles are flush, operated via your smartphone. While the EMotion will launch with a lithium-ion battery pack using cells from LG Chem, the company is working on solid-state tech for EVs for 2020, and for personal electronics such as cellphones with an earlier expected launch. Range is said to be more than 400 miles, although we're not sure which battery that refers to.

The all-wheel-drive Fisker EMotion will have an estimated top speed of 161 miles per hour. United Kingdom pricing is yet to be announced, although it's unlikely to stray far from U.S. prices.

The Fisker EMotion is set to launch by the end of 2019, with a starting price of $129,000.