In this year’s 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, Henrik Fisker will be displaying the Fisker’s 400-mile EMotion Electric Car, which is its second EV since it started to make its electric cars independently. According to a post shared on twitter by Fisker.s CEO, the vehicle will include next-generation technology that will enable it to compete competitively with other brands.
The EMotion’s Battery
Fisker has promised the car will have a range of 400 miles on a single full charge, and its charging system will replenish the batteries with 125 miles worth of charge, within nine minutes. Moreover, the car will eventually become fully self-driving. Unfortunately, the 400-mile EMotion Electric Car will not be featuring the solid-state graphite batteries, which were going to be developed as a joint venture between Natotech and Fisker. That’s after the joint venture was dissolved, and Fisker decided to go it alone in making this car.
The battery uses Lithium-ion technology, but Fisker says this isn’t the typical lithium-ion battery you are used to. They packaged the battery’s cells in a new way to make it unique and modular. The design allows the cell modules to cool down, which helps to charge it faster without causing it to overheat; which is a major problem with most rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries. The design also allows the battery’s cells to be packed closely to each other, which means they are denser compared to other batteries occupying the same volume. That could explain why they are able to offer 125 miles from just 9 minutes of charge, and 400 miles on a full charge.
At 400 miles, the total energy delivered by the battery is about 143kWh, although Fisker added that the reculting battry weight doesn’t cut into the car’s energy efficiency. To make the battery weigh less, the used an innovative cooling design, and made a strong but lightweight case. The materials used to make the case are actually military grade, said to be used by the US Army, which Fisker is keen to keep secret.
While Fisker and Nanotech still maintain a cordial relationship, the batteries that will be used in the 400-mile EMotion Electric Car will come from LG Chem. LG Chem also supplies rechargeable batteries to Chevrolet Bolt EV, as well as handful other EV manufacturers.
Overall Exterior Design
The styling used on Fisker’s 400-mile EMotion Electric Car is a combination of GT car and sports car styling, as well as some Fisker flair. All the four doors open upwards to give it an exotic look, while the rear end has the unmistakable Aston Martin design. Under the nose of the car is an LIDAR system, which makes driving this car feel somehow autonomous, although the exact level to which it does that is hard to say. The car makes use of exotic materials such as aluminum, carbon fiber, and other modern composites to make it as lightweight as possible. The vehicle will be a low-volume car because of the limited availability of some of the exotic material needed. However, the use of exotic materials leaves a lot of room to include new and exciting technology into this car.
While it’s known that the EMotion will go into production in 2019, Fisker hasn’t revealed where the location of the manufacturing plant its plan to use. For those of us who have made up their mind about this car and plan to buy it, you can place an order by paying $2,000, as part of the $129,900, which is the initial retail offer. Fisker hopes to sell all the EMotion cars directly to the consumers. To do that, it will use concierge services of a network comprising about 400 service centers. Apart from being able to buy directly from the manufacturer, buyers will be able to choose plenty of extras such as electro-chromatic roof, carbon fiber wheels, among other goodies that Fisker is yet to announce.
If you don’t think that EMotion is a serious project, then you may find the update from Fisker, that they will be producing a $34,000 car in 2020 to be welcome news. This year’s CES show was held on January 8. We hope you found this update on the Fisker’s 400-mile EMotion Electric Car to be informative and engaging. You may share your thoughts about it in the comments below.
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