Fisker Discusses EMotion In Rare Interview

1 month ago by Domenick Yoney 3

Fisker EMotion

The EMotion may employ high-speed, hands-free “Ultracharging.”

Henrik Fisker has been talking to the press again, this time to the good folks over at Autoblog. Of course, the conversation centered around the designer and automotive entrepreneur’s latest planned vehicle — the 400+ mile, all-electric EMotion — and technologies associated with it. In fact, it is this tech that most grabbed our attention this time around.

Fisker EMotion

Apparently, Mr. Fisker has some mystery method of charging that is both fast and hands-free which could find a home in his vehicles, in addition to the planned CCS setup.

Tagged “UltraChargers,” these new gizmos will use neither traditional cables or inductive techniques to pour as much as 100 miles worth of juice into the battery in nine minutes. That’s a rate of about 200 kW. While he didn’t provide much in the way of hints, Fisker did drop that he is working on the system with ABB, an outfit that knows a little something about the mass transit of charged ions.

Beyond that we didn’t add much to our accumulated volume of knowledge about the EMotion. As we’ve heard, it will feature a large battery pack, courtesy of LG Chem. We’ve previously reported it will hold about 145 kWh in an 800-volt system. This “UltraPack” will be comprised of  21700-spec cylindrical NCM (nickel-cobalt-manganese) cells (the same size and similar chemistry to that being employed by Tesla in its Model 3). It all sounds pretty, well, “Ultra.”

Fisker EMotion

Despite continuing in-house work on a graphene-based solid state battery, Fisker confides he will continue to lean on the expertise of LG Chem and its ability to produce cells at a low cost as he works his way through the business plan that calls for introducing a more affordable Fisker some time after the EMotion is launched.

Besides being typically ebullient about his company’s product, the Dane also seemed bullish on the future of electric vehicles in general, predicting a 20 percent market share in the U.S. in ten years, and a higher rate in countries that encourage EV uptake with higher incentives.

You can check out the entire interview here.

Source: Autoblog

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3 responses to "Fisker Discusses EMotion In Rare Interview"

  1. Roy_H says:

    “Besides being typically ebullient about his company’s product, the Dane also seemed bullish on the future of electric vehicles in general, predicting a 20 percent market share in the U.S.”

    When?

    I think 20% will just be a point on the way to 90% of new cars/light trucks sold by 2030.

    1. Domenick Yoney says:

      Good point. It should say “in ten years.”
      Will amend, thanks.

  2. Bill Howland says:

    Oh boy!

    Why is Fisker obsessing about the mundane trivial charging of a car? Why not pick a STANDARD that everyone else is using (J1772 and either ccs or chademo in the states) and just run with it?

    How about concentrating on making a nice car that people want to buy for a not too high price?

    All this worry about charging, and this from a guy who never bothered to fuse the cooling fan in the Karma and burned down 2 garages because of it.

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