Henrik Fisker Fully Reveals eMotion Electric Car

8 months ago by Eric Loveday 56

Fisker eMotion

Fisker eMotion

Following a tease here and another there, Henrik Fisker has fully revealed the exterior design of his upcoming electric car called eMotion.

We know from previously released images that eMotion features some unique double butterfly doors and that it’s equipped with a radical front end, but now some tentative specs have been posted by Fisker.

  • Top speed: 161 MPH
  • Range: 400 Miles

This could definitely be one of those over promise, under deliver scenarios here, but Fisker seems confident in the vehicle’s abilities, stating:

“The vehicle will include a large curved front windscreen pushed forward, diving into an extremely low bonnet. The rear features an integrated spoiler and aggressive functional diffusor to aid aerodynamics, which will help achieve a 161 mph (260 Km/h)top speed and a 400-mile (640 KM) electric range.”

“The Fisker EMotion will feature a composite, carbon fiber and aluminum structure with an innovative battery integration. The EMotion will use a new battery technology using graphene, with battery packs produced by Fisker Nanotech, a joint venture between Fisker Inc. and Nanotech Energy Inc.”

Sounds extremely expensive…and we’ll have to wait until mid 2017 to see the vehicle in the flesh, with a launch schedule to be announced closer to its live reveal date:

“The first deliveries will be announced after the vehicle is shown in mid 2017.”

Fisker eMotion

Fisker eMotion

Check out the images and let us know what you think of the design of eMotion in comments below. Further details in the press blast below:

Henrik Fisker Unveils Official Name and Design Specifications of Fisker Inc.’s Inaugural All-Electric Vehicle

Fisker EMotion to Redefine Premium, All-Electric Luxury as First Sedan to Boast 400-Mile Range

Los Angeles, CA (October 31, 2016)—Henrik Fisker, entrepreneur and world-renowned automotive designer, through his newly launched Fisker Inc., announced today the design and specifications surrounding the launch of his forthcoming electric vehicle, the Fisker EMotion.

The Fisker EMotion highlights new styles and proportions for the luxury sport sedan category with a sculptural body and greenhouse emphasizing aerodynamics. The vehicle will include a large curved front windscreen pushed forward, diving into an extremely low bonnet. The rear features an integrated spoiler and aggressive functional diffusor to aid aerodynamics, which will help achieve a 161 mph (260 Km/h)top speed and a 400-mile (640 KM) electric range.

Fisker has taken advantage of the newly developed electric power train layout by pushing the vehicle’s entire interior compartment forward and increasing the wheelbase with distinctively short front and rear overhangs, a layout that increases the interior space. The interior will have more space than its closest competitors and more rear legroom than many full-size luxury sedans, despite its sporty silhouette. The Fisker EMotion will feature a composite, carbon fiber and aluminum structure with an innovative battery integration. The EMotion will use a new battery technology using graphene, with battery packs produced by Fisker Nanotech, a joint venture between Fisker Inc. and Nanotech Energy Inc.

The EMotion will be equipped with hardware that will allow fully autonomous driving when approved and released by a soon-to-be-announced partnered supplier. The interior will emphasize ultimate comfort and user interface from both front and rear seats, and all seats will have access to screens and infotainment features.

The Fisker EMotion is scheduled to be produced in an existing facility in the USA. The first deliveries will be announced after the vehicle is shown in mid 2017

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56 responses to "Henrik Fisker Fully Reveals eMotion Electric Car"

  1. Chris O says:

    Looks like a Model 3 on steroids but one could probably buy at least four Model 3’s for the price of one of these. If they ever happen…

    1. jimjonjack says:

      Looks like an Overdone Model 3, Which will never come to Be….

    2. Mo says:

      Yea the only reason it looks cool b/c he’s putting 21in rims on a Model 3. Those flared arches are not feasible, and super capacitors? LOL. Never go into production.

  2. Yogurt says:

    A little model threeish greenhouse but since the laws of physics are the same for everyone modern cars will often look similar in some aspects…

  3. DJ says:

    I still can’t stand the front end but whatever.

    1. jimjonjack says:

      He needs to hire a real Designer to fix all his mistakes , & then show the car !

  4. franky_b says:

    Mirror, head lamp don’t meet regulation. Just a design concept

    1. Yogurt says:

      I dont know about headlight regulation but it shuld meet EU and Japanese side mirror regulation this year and should meet US by the time it arrives as side mirror cameras have been alowed…

      1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        Unless things have changed very recently, you can’t sell a street legal car in the U.S. with cameras replacing the side mirrors.

        For example: Volkswagen desperately wanted to do that with its XL1, but they wound up selling it in Europe only, because in the USA they would have to put side mirrors on it, significantly impacting energy efficiency.

    2. jimjonjack says:

      Just another load of “BS” , Compliments of Henrik Fisker.

  5. Djoni says:

    Strange feeling, but didn’t Fisker said something against autonomous driving.
    Not to be pessimistic, but so much promise can only lead to deception.
    But, everyone would cheer if the car makes its debut as promise.

  6. Peter says:

    Those wheels looks huge. What size are they?

    1. Peter says:

      And the front wheel looks bigger than the rear wheel. The top of the front tire is at about the same height as the bottom of the door window. The rear tire sits much lower than the window. Somehow the proportions seems off in this rendering.

  7. CLIVE says:

    Sure sure sure.

    We’ll see.

  8. Chris. says:

    Could a grownup please enter the Fisker design room. And stop this nonsense.

    1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      And to think, Tesla Motors once hired Fisker to design a car for them. Not exactly Tesla’s best decision!

  9. James says:

    Front reminds me of this

  10. Andrey R says:

    Beautiful side, hideous front

  11. Anon says:

    Always liked the innovative and fanciful designs of Hot Wheels ™ toys.

  12. pk says:

    400 mile range but not at 160 mph

  13. Nix says:

    They just announced recently that they had just entered into a contract to START developing the batteries they plan on using in this car.

    In order to start production on this car in 2017, they would have to already be “pencils down” around the same time they announced they had signed an agreement to start the battery development. Their mid-2017 announcement date where they are announcing that they will make an announcement rings hollow. Either they have a timeline in place for production, or they don’t.

    Announcing their plan to have a plan in 2017 means they don’t have a plan.

    At this point, I could care less whether this ever comes into existence or not.

    1. Roy_H says:

      +1

      We won’t see these on the road before 2020.

      1. Nix says:

        Fixed….

        “Roy_H
        October 31, 2016 at 4:01 pm

        +1

        We won’t see these on the road.”

        =)

        1. wavelet says:

          ++
          I hope Fisker’s investors can stand losing all their money. By the time they might have actually had anything they can sell, there’ll be several BEV sportcars — Porsches, Audis, M-B and others. And if someone really prefers a tiny carmaker, Rimac & others.

    2. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      Nix said:

      “They just announced recently that they had just entered into a contract to START developing the batteries they plan on using in this car.”

      Yeah.

      I’d be much more excited about the batteries that will supposedly power this bit of vaporware. Battery makers have been chasing the “holy grail” of using graphene-enhanced electrodes for years now. If someone could actually mass produce those, it would have a huge impact on the industry! Certainly a much greater impact than yet another “supercar” EV sports car that, even if it does eventually go into production, it will be limited production with some hand assembly involved, rather than true mass production.

      1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        …but saying that they’re gonna develop those breakthrough batteries doesn’t give me any confidence that they will actually do so. Most — heck, nearly all — of the claims from battery tech startups turn out to be B.S., and I don’t see any reason to think this will be any different.

  14. Vexar says:

    I am trying to make practical sense of the front end. I spot headlamps, air cooling intake, air flow around the frame, drag, drag, and gravel catcher. And the face-lifted Tesla front-end mustache (as some of us call it) is unmistakable. It definitely looks expensive. Rear view out the back looks really bad, so I expect there to be a rear-facing camera. So, these will be custom-built, small in number, and with a 400-mile range, but with those specs, the heaviest 4-ish door EV you can buy? I’d be surprised if Fisker gets 80% of the Tesla battery energy density. To hit the 400 mile range, they have to be doing something particularly special OR heavy.

    One thing I do hope happens here is a transmission. Most EVs are doing quite well without them, but I’m trying to imagine what the top speed would be if these 400HP+ motors were given a six-speed transmission. As a regular driver, I have no use for that, but I can see a racing vehicle making good use of one. I was in a yellow, electrified Mazda Miata once. The guy did right by his low HP motor by keeping the transmission.

    1. Stephen Hodges says:

      Gravel catchers, oh, I thought they were mandibles

  15. Someone out there says:

    I can’t say it’s beautiful but at least they are trying to push the envelope a bit. It might just turn out well in the end.

  16. Roy_H says:

    400 mile range on battery implies at least 100kwh battery. These supercapacitors are said to “rival lithium batteries” in energy density. Generally a more accurate term for rival would be approach, i.e. almost equal to the low end of lithium battery so about 100wh/kg. That works out to 1000kg or 1 ton battery. However battery management should be neglible with no water cooling required.

    1. Priusmaniac says:

      There is no mention of a supercapacitor. The only thing they say is that it will be able to do 400 miles on a battery that will use graphene.

  17. goodbyegascar says:

    2017 Fisker Model BS.

  18. JP DeCaen says:

    Let’s keep some perspective: yes the front end which is taken from the Force One V10 (ugly all over) is terrible. What really matters is whether the electric powertrain lives up to the hype. If it does, then the petroleum car may die even sooner than we think. Let’s also remember that Fisker designed the Aston Vantage and DB9, the looks of which were widely admired, so we can hope he takes the feedback on the looks of the car to make relatively inexpensive changes that can greatly improve the car’s chances.

  19. Four Electrics says:

    If Fisker is targeting early adopters in California, there is enough fueling infrastructure there now to imagine 100 miles of supercaps plus 300 miles of hydrogen. That would keep the weight down. Fisker’s comments indicate he doesn’t piss all over technologies “not on invented here”, unlike a certain EV CEO.

    1. Four Electrics says:

      I should add that if the supercaps charge as quickly as advertised, the power train get by with a very small (and thus cheap) fuel cell stack. Even a 24 kW stack (a fourth of the Mirai’s) should be enough.

      1. Nix says:

        An 800cc scooter motor would also do the job just as easily and take up much less space and cost much less.

        All they have to do to avoid the original BMW i3 problem, is not sell it as a BEVx. That way they can set the motor to come on at any time they want, so it will never discharge too deeply and go into limp mode. And the gas tank could be any size.

        With 100-150 miles of EV range, and fast charge ability, they could theoretically charge and fill the gas tank at the same time at a combined charge/fill station and push more miles of range into the car in 10 minutes at the station than filling with gas alone.

        But that has nothing to do with anything Fisker is doing, and is at the level of future dreaming, just like H2 fuel cells.

      2. Bill Howland says:

        Four Electrics – hehe I’m also on my 4th ev.

        I am confused as to why you state that a fast charging supercap only needs a 24 kw Fuel Cell. They seem like 2 unrelated characteristics to me.

        Oh, btw, ignore all the peanut-gallery comments – the ones trying to sound important have been proven to not begin to understand what they are trying to state.

        I’m a bit confused as to your enthusiasm for Fuel Cells – if you don’t live in California, that is – since it looks like all the Hydrogen Highways will be forced to be there.

    2. floydboy says:

      Yeah, Elon should love hydrogen because……well because YOU DO?! The myriad drawbacks of hydrogen in light passenger vehicles has been discussed in these forums ad nauseum. BELIEVING in hydrogen is entirely your prerogative, but the physics still apply, belief or not.

      1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        LOL!

        Apparently “Four Electrics” thinks Elon Musk invented the Laws of Thermodynamics. We’ve tried to explain to him that physicists knew perfectly well that cars powered by compressed hydrogen were utterly impractical, long before Elon invented or popularized the term “fool cell”. But Four Electrics’ mind is made up, and he refuses to be confused by the facts! 😀

    3. Fred says:

      It would Soooo N-O-T keep the weight down! At… all!

    4. philip d says:

      If they ever get to affordable 100 mile supercaps then I’ll just take a 200 mile supercap car. Why would I want a small complicated fuel cell stack with giant 300 mile hydrogen tanks taking up my cargo space?

      If you could fit 100 miles of supercaps WITH a small fuel cell stack and the hydrogen tanks into a vehicle then you could easily fit 200 miles worth of supercaps into that same vehicle.

      A 200 mile supercap car could drive 2 1/2 hours and then could charge in seconds. The rest of the 99% of your daily driving could be covered by charging in your garage.

  20. Bloggin says:

    Bring it on! The more longer range EVs the better. It looks like it would be fun to drive. I guess we will see it when it gets here.

  21. speculawyer says:

    I can’t believe anyone would give him investment money.

    1. floydboy says:

      Well, I hope he doesn’t become a “perennial”, like the Nano Flowcell guy.?

    2. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      Indeed! The last company to claim it was gonna use supercapacitors to replace batteries in a BEV was EEStor, which turned out to be a scam.

      The biggest red flag for EEStor was that they refused to do any public demo of their tech. Let’s see if Fisker does any better with these hypothetical new super-batteries or these hypothetical new super-duper supercapacitors.

      Personally, I’m not gonna hold my breath.

  22. George says:

    I like the overall design. Now if the engineering is as good AND it comes in even at a $99,000 starting base…..

  23. Koenigsegg says:

    Looks like a concept. Aka not real.

    Let’s see an actual production based car. Why can’t they do that? Show us how it will really look, not a fake car.

  24. JR says:

    Wow!! Nobody seems to like Fisker
    or his cars, He is like persona non grata seems strange to me when all that he do is set a new bar for electric cars!

    1. Anon says:

      You can’t set a bar in the industry, unless you have product to sell, even if the design is polarizing. Currently, he does not. And his drivetrain specs seem dubious, at best.

      Factor in paying people to generate fake buzz over your product in multiple online forums (sock puppeting), leaves a bad bad taste on the Internet’s tongue… Even VW does not do that with their vaporware EV Press Releases.

    2. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      JR said:

      “…all that he do is set a new bar for electric cars!”

      Fisker’s previous attempt at “setting a new bar”… actually, you mean either “setting a new standard” or “raising the bar”… for electric cars, was the Fisker Karma. Please note that was a fairly complete failure.

      What he’s done since is even less praise-worthy. Fisker’s recent claims for achieving significant improvements in batteries and supercapacitors, based on nothing but starting an R&D project, are ridiculous and downright embarrassing. There’s nothing here but wishful thinking and vaporware.

      That’s bad enough. Hiring a PR firm to get paid shills to post sock-puppet comments online to praise his vaporware, is downright contemptible.

      Generally speaking I’d never post a link to the “Truth about Cars” website, as it apparently has the aim of bashing every car made. However, Jay Cole confirmed that InsideEVs has had to remove some sock puppet accounts, which were improperly promoting Henrik Fisker’s new project(s), so:

      http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/10/fisker-trying-drum-hype-fake-article-comments/

      “Facts are stubborn things.” — John Adams

  25. Miggy says:

    Top speed should be limited to 250 km/h like it is in the EU models.

  26. Fred says:

    I think it looks awesome. And yes, the front too. Nicer than the Model 3. And no reason why he wouldn’t build it. (Except the battery. My bulls*** radar is going off!). Otherwise, very nice design. I think, technically, he could probably make an affordable car, but just couldn’t find the production capability.

  27. steven says:

    Well, at least it isn’t quite as ugly as the Karma.

  28. Kdawg says:

    It looks better in these pics. I’m curious how small that back seat & cargo space are though.

    1. Sublime says:

      Fisker is all about form over function. Cargo space will be the first thing compromised by the engineers to deliver his promises in the package he’s dictated. Back seat room will be the second.

  29. Brad says:

    Beautiful concept. Just don’t give Fisker any more of our tax dollars for development. He already ripped us off once. what balls to come back to the scene of the crime. The true Trump of the car industry.