Fisker unveils Emotion Electric sedan with butterfly doors

Fisker unveils Emotion Electric sedan with butterfly doors

Unsurprisingly, Fisker Inc.is bringing the EMotion to CES in Las Vegas this week, which, as well as the fabulously unusual doors, will also showcase the car's "revolutionary" battery that helps the EMotion to a claimed driving range on a single charge of 400 miles.

Fisker teased the reveal of the EMotion in recent days, showing off the butterfly doors, and giving us a glimpse of the interior.

The all-wheel-drive Fisker EMotion will have an estimated top speed of 161 miles per hour.

Five LiDAR sensors are used on the vehicle, which help it to achieve its level 4 autonomy capability.

"With the EMotion, we're introducing edgy, dramatic and emotionally-charged design/proportions complemented with technological innovation that moves us into the future", stated Henrik Fisker. The front doors open up and out and the rear doors open opposite direction.

The Fisker EMotion dash
The Fisker EMotion dash

The company is run by Henrik Fisker, who was also the man behind Fisker Automotive, which produced the Karma electric sedan before the company withered and auto went to China, resurrected by a company called Karma as the Revero.

Inside, there are three screens streaming information to the driver - one curved infotainment screen atop the dashboard, one more iPad-like device in the central dashboard beneath it, and one in place of traditional dials. There's also the option of a 27in curved screen in the rear, available on upcoming Chauffeur Edition cars. The roof, meanwhile, features a large piece of electrochromic glass that offers four-zone adjustability.

The Fisker EMotion is priced at $129,000 and is slated to arrive in 2019.

Also on display at CES was Fisker's patent-pending flexible solid-state battery technology. While Fisker is still using a Lithium-ion battery, the vehicle manufacturer has been able to construct a battery pack capable of both cooling efficiently and packing in cells tightly. The company was part of a joint venture with Nanotech working on graphene batteries, but that project fell apart and the lithium-ion batteries now being used have been sourced from LG Chem.


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