Henrik Fisker, the designer of BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9, V8 Vantage and other luxurious vehicles, has revealed the EMotion, an electric car with a 400-mile range and autonomous driving. EMotion will debut in the second half of 2017 while the production time will be announced right after the debut.
An all-electric vehicle the Fisker EMotion boasts a rather sleek look and low profile, as well as a large, curved windshield. In his statement, the designer reveled that the new car’s low hood reduces aerodynamic drag. The small trapezoid above the license plate, flanked by the LED headlights, holds both a camera and a radar sensor. In the best tradition of sports car, the EMotion will have butterfly doors and will offer “superb rear legroom” and spacious interior. Fisker has taken advantage of the newly developed electric powertrain layout by pushing the vehicle’s entire interior compartment forward and increasing the wheelbase, a layout that increases the interior space.
The Fisker EMotion will draw its 400 miles of range from innovative new lithium-ion cell technology using graphene electrodes. That battery is currently being developed using innovations obtained by researchers at the University of California—Los Angeles. Battery packs will be produced by Fisker Nanotech, a new joint venture set up between Fisker Inc and fellow US firm Nanotech Energy. Top speed is set at 161 miles per hour.