Henrik Fisker seems to have a talent for gathering the eyes of the automotive world. Despite the occasional misstep, he’s still one of the most interesting figures in the automotive world — along with Tesla CEO Elon Musk; former GM, Chrysler, and BMW exec Bob Lutz; and Nissan-Renault Alliance exec Carlos Ghosn.
Fisker has been slowly revealing more and more about Fisker Inc.’s 400-mile electric sportscar, seemingly drawing out the PR value of what Fisker wants to (or can) reveal.
Considering that the electric car isn’t even slated to be officially unveiled until the middle of 2017, I’m guessing that he’s going to be holding some things in reserve until then. The name, though, apparently isn’t one of those things — in addition to some new information concerning the design of the EV.
The model is to be known as the Fisker EMotion — an interesting name, one that I think I prefer to the Mercedes-Benz “EQ” name choice. Perhaps I’m old-fashioned, but I think that Tesla has the best approach to model naming out of the lot.
An email sent to CleanTechnica provides further information: “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.”
As we’ve noted in earlier articles, the model will utilize a new battery technology that makes use of graphene. The model’s battery packs will be provided by a joint venture between Fisker Inc. and Nanotech Energy Inc., known as Fisker Nanotech.
Very notably, the model will reportedly feature enough autonomous driving hardware to eventually allow for fully autonomous travel.
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