All-electric luxury sports car creates buzz
Danish designer Henrik Fisker has been tweeting photos of his all-electric sports car, the EMotion, since October. By now, we’ve all seen the nifty butterfly doors, the aerodynamic low front with a trapezoidal center for housing a radar and camera, and the Jack O’Lantern-like adaptive LED headlights.
Today, we finally have a complete picture that includes a shot of the sporty, long-range EV’s rear end. Fisker tweeted the EMotion snap over the weekend. The car sports wide sculptural shoulders, thin taillights, and a lower rear diffuser to improve aerodynamics, we are also told.
The luxury ride features a fantastic coat of reflective red paint on its aluminum and carbon fiber body. Fisker claims via Twitter that the new EV will have a range of over 400 miles (643.7 km), will feature superb rear legroom, and will offer fully autonomous tech as an option — “when fully developed and approved by our supplier.” Whenever that may be.
Citing major differences with management on strategy, he resigned from Fisker Automotive back in 2013, and the company filed for bankruptcy soon after. Chinese parts supplier Wanxiang bought its assets for $149.2 USD million in 2014 and formed Karma Automotive.
Karma is currently building the Karma Revero, a remake of the Karma, without Fisker’s involvement.
Instead, the designer has teamed up with former GM product chief Bob Lutz and Gilbert Villarreal to revamp Karmas with V-8 engines. The trio formed VLF Automotive and is building the V-8 powered VLF Force One and a plug-in hybrid called the Destino.
Fisker Inc. was re-launched in 2016 as a pure EV automotive company. It is producing the all-electric EMotion jointly with VLF. The low volume, long-range EV is expected to debut in the summer of 2017.
Fisker is also developing a higher volume and lower cost model to compete with the Tesla 3 and Motor Trend‘s Car of the Year, the Chevrolet Bolt. We expect to see plenty of tweets about that model in the coming year.