Henrik Fisker Reveals Frontal Image Of New Electric Car

3 months ago by Mark Kane 40

Teaser image of Fisker all-electric car

Teaser image of Fisker all-electric car

Henrik Fisker is apparently using time-honored tradition of gradually revealing his new all-electric car for maximum exposure.

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Henrik Fisker: A Breakthrough: Innovative new butterfly doors in our new Fisker model, for easier ingress/egress. More next week…

After announcing its 400-mile range, thanks to a breakthrough battery, and presenting a side profile with butterfly doors just a few days ago, it’s time for a showing of the face of the car.

And you know what? There is a front facing radar and camera system in the prototype, even though we just reported on Fisker saying it was staying away from developing autonomous driving systems on its own.

The image above was posted to Twitter via Fisker (@FiskerOfficial) with this description:

“Fisker Front End. An electric car does not need a large front air intake. Aerodynamic low front with small trapezoid center radar & camera. Adaptive LED lights.”

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40 responses to "Henrik Fisker Reveals Frontal Image Of New Electric Car"

  1. CLIVE says:

    Go Go Go Fisker !!!!

  2. Kdawg says:

    I’d suggest getting rid of all the busyness around the front plate. Some of us don’t require front plates, and would prefer a nice smooth surface.

    1. CLIVE says:

      No doubt !!!

    2. Trollnonymous says:

      +1

      Yeah……waaaay to busy.

    3. jimijonjack says:

      Fugly B******** designs to get into investor’s Pockets clean them out & give them nothing back in return..

  3. Peter says:

    “And you know what? There is a front facing radar and camera system in the prototype, even though we just reported on Fisker saying it was staying away from developing autonomous driving systems on its own.”

    Well, who says they are developing it on their own. They could be teaming up with MobilEye, Bosch, comma.ai, NVIDIA or someone else. Or maybe they are just putting in sensors now to make it ready for a possibly future collaboration with an external software and hardware supplier.
    It’s much easier to factory install sensors on all new cars than retrofitting them later.

    1. SJC says:

      Collision avoidance does not have to be autonomy.

    1. Jay Cole says:

      Original story/massive details here (TTAC):

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

      Sidenote on the topic: We also had to pull down a dozen or so comments from a story this summer on Fisker, all originating from the same source (and all being very positive). As one might expect, and as part of our ToS, we don’t allow multiple IDs conversing amongst themselves, lol

      That said, “pumping” (or the inverse) is not all that uncommon…but we actively moderate for that sort of thing, so they were removed within ~15 mins of so of posting (no one wants to put up with that sort of thing).

      1. speculawyer says:

        Awesome, nice to know you do that. We appreciate the extra work that such vigilance takes.

        1. Jay Cole says:

          All free with your paid subscription…as well as the football phone.

      2. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        Jay, I know that moderating comment threads is generally a thankless job.

        But you have my sympathies, as well as a big THANK YOU! to you and all those at InsideEVs involved in moderating comments here.

        P.S. — Thanks also for all those times y’all have replaced one of my edit addendum posts with actual edits of my original post! Much appreciated.

    2. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      Quoting from the article Michael Will linked to:

      “…an Indian ‘online reputation manager’ company specialized in combating bad comments online.”

      *Sigh* So now we not only have to consider that online comments about a company or its stock may be motivated by either short or long investors in the stock, or by those who are financially dependent on the company; we now have to consider that there may be comments from paid shills working for some public relations firm.

      🙁

  4. Johnny L says:

    Makes for a not so bad looking Transformer robot. But trying too hard as a luxury car.

  5. CLIVE says:

    Not Impressed w the Ghost Edit

  6. vdiv says:

    Looks like a wrinkled grandpa. Will it come with a free carwash service? Not sure the future owners would like the pleasure of hand-washing that themselves every week.

  7. pjwood1 says:

    Good that they’ve given up on the long hood. As good as it was for aesthetics, it was silly to open up to a 2.0ltr.

  8. William says:

    Is this The Fisker Atlantic 2.0 design update/ rebadge? This maybe a contender! Volume production may be in the works, if they can get the fit and finish up to industry standards. Let’s see who is going to line up for this upcoming offering from H. Fisker.

    1. Nix says:

      No. The Atlantic was/will be a BMW powered PHEV. This is supposed to be a pure electric. The Atlantic will be built by Karma.

  9. Anon says:

    Looks likea demonic, grinning cat. Cool?

    I agree with KDawg– the snout is overly busy.

    1. PHEVfan says:

      I agree. While I’ll give Mr. Fisker credit for dumping the BMWish “mustache” from the Karma, this one is overly busy.
      The prismic “pockets” below the headlights look to be a wind drag for no good reason. Wind catchers just raise the drag coefficient.

      1. Daniel says:

        The original grille on the Karma by Fisker kind of reminded me of a Packard from the mid to late 50’s

  10. jimijack says:

    I personally wouldn’t touch anything that Involves this guy .

  11. Trollnonymous says:

    I’m all in if it’s a 190 – 210 mile BEV.

  12. abc123 says:

    That image of the fisker looks like it’s smiling at me…

  13. Nix says:

    They only recently announced that they are STARTING on their new battery cell technology development.

    Putting out their stupid dribble of photographs while they don’t even have battery cells yet is absurd.

    This is the worst of the Fisker Karma all over again. All the focus is on aesthetics, while the actual bones of the vehicle come second. This is why it took Wanxiang a couple of years to re-engineer the original Karma before bringing it back to the market — because H. Fisker doesn’t know how to build a car, he only knows how to design car bodies.

    And now he is using confirmed sock puppets in forums to try and rehabilitate himself, while attacking his own old company who cleaned up his mess he created.

    Heck, the long list of EV’s I’ve advocated for as an EV enthusiast is as long as my arm. I’ve defended companies whenever they have gotten undeserved attacks, even defended PHEV’s with ranges shorter than what enthusiasts demand, but this is a bridge too far. I just can’t do it. I can’t say “the more the merrier” for this one.

    You can’t tell me one month that you’ve signed a contract to START developing new battery cells, and then the next week show exterior pics and expect me to take you seriously.

    You can’t bash Tesla and other OEM’s about their auto-pilot systems, and then the next week talk about your auto-pilot system, and expect me to take you seriously.

    You can’t dump a bunch of brainless sock-puppets in the comment sections of stories about your product, and expect me to take you seriously.

  14. speculawyer says:

    Meh. Is he designing a car for batman? Looks like he is going for the same impractical design as the Karma but now with angular accents.

    I wish no one gave this guy more money. He had his chance and blew it. He is NOT helping the image of plug-in cars with reliability issues and really high prices.

    1. none says:

      I thought the same thing. When your friend asks, “so what movie was this car in”? (in an excited voice). You respond, “no, they all look like this” (friend loses interest and wonders why you bought a heap of plastic)…
      I’m not impressed….but let’s be fair, I’m not batman after all.

  15. Clive says:

    Bunch of haters.

    1. speculawyer says:

      He had his chance. He burned through hundreds of millions of dollars.

      Let someone with more promise get a shot.

  16. jimijon says:

    Looks like the face of a Cat That swallowed the Canary..

  17. Jack says:

    Say it’s a luxury car and make it expensive Americans will buy it

  18. MT says:

    Looks like Mr. Fisker is copying the worst of Hyundai’s design language. That is truly a goofy looking nose, especially for a car that has so little need for air intake.

    Slightly better than the mustache face, but only slightly. (I thought the original Karma was pretty well shaped everywhere but the mustache and the bottom quarter of the rear fascia. Always hated the nose.)

    Fisker isn’t nearly as good at this as he thinks he is.

    1. MT says:

      More specifically, those excessively cut “cheeks” bring accent and visual weight out to the extreme corners and make the car look clumsy and oafish.

      Not appealing at all. I can’t imagine this will ever be viewed as a design classic, or even influential for that matter.

      I don’t generally like to self-reply, but I thought it only fair that I explain specifically why I hate it.

      1. Anon says:

        I for one, appreciate the thoroughness and thoughtfulness of your aesthetic critique.

        Perhaps Fisker and his wife will take it to heart?

        Too bad about his paid sockpuppeting. 🙁

  19. Andrey R says:

    Yikes! Looks like a car design from a circa 2005 arcade racing game

  20. Stephen Hodges says:

    I think the “gills” are to follow an unfortunate new Japanese style (the Prius, Corolla, the Mirai, as well as Mitsubishi). I hope it doesn’t last…. I’d prefer fishtails.

  21. Bill Howland says:

    I distrust Mr. Fisker’s judgement.

    In the Karma, all those fires resulted from simply not putting a 99 cent fuse in the electric radiator fan circuit.

    You can look at any ‘modern’ car (i.e. within the last 30 years) and they FUSE or breaker everything. Before that they put in fusible links.

    So to have such a glaring oversight means Fisker doesn’t know how to put conscientious detail men in charge.

    The Karma car was basically very nice, and had very decent range for a PHEV at the time and was beyond stylish.

    But he should realize as a Stylist he is an “Idea” man, and that for a company and flagship car to succeed, all the mundane details need ANOTHER GUY to review the designs, who is a “Detail Man”.

  22. JimGord says:

    Unlikely to sell more than a handful if any
    That train has left the station.

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