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Fisker Emotion electric car will have 400-mile range
First images of the Emotion model have been revealed by founder Henrik Fisker, which promises ‘game-changing’ battery technology
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by Sam Sheehan - 31 October 2016

The Fisker Emotion, an electric car with a 400-mile range, has been revealed in images ahead of the car's debut expected late in 2017.

The electric model, which makes use of innovative graphene battery technology, has been designed by Henrik Fisker, the man behind the original Fisker brand and designer of models such as the BMW Z8 an Aston Martin DB9.

The images of the new Fisker Emotion model show that the car has an aggressive-looking front end and four gullwing doors. Inside, Fisker claims that clever packaging has enabled leg room and cabin space to be maximised.

"The entire cabin has been moved forward very much, and we lowered the bonnet of the vehicle to get better aerodynamics," Fisker told Autocar. "Because of the better packaging of an EV model, we have been able to create a more dynamic and sporty design but the legroom is on par with large luxury saloons."

Fisker said that he decided to "take a risk to change the proportions" because he wants the new model's design to be original. "It’s a risk because people aren’t used to it," he explained.

Powering the new model will be batteries developed by Fisker Nanotech, Fisker Inc's sister company and battery division. The company claims graphene technology will enable longer range, faster charging times and longer battery life.


The finished car will be launched properly next year as the first model from Fisker Inc. It will be an expensive low-volume model with a carbonfibre and aluminium structure and batteries stored low in the car's floor.

The car will be built by VLF - a company Fisker partly owns - and will have the necessary hardware for autonomous drive modes. The software for this will be developed and supplied by external companies, in a move that Fisker believes will help to streamline costs and maximise efficiency.


Second model to follow
"There will also be a second, higher volume and lower cost model to follow," continued Fisker. "Production for that will be handled by an established car maker, because the established car brands have really mastered high volume, high-quality car production."

While he refrained from going into further detail as to what brand he hopes would produce this car, Fisker did at least confirm the model will be built upon a modular EV platform. "It will be scalable, so more models can be created from it in the future," he added.

With more models planned for the future, Fisker Inc could become a rival to the likes of Tesla and electric brands from mainstream car makers, including Mercedes’ new EQ sub-brand.


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I don't see how the guy that penned such beautiful Aston Martins can create such an ugly front end.

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Re: Fiskar Emotion EV pre-debut - AutoInfoQuest

Fisker Shows Official Images of EMotion EV, Confirms $130k Pricetag
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- June 7, 2017

Fisker’s EMotion EV has big ambitions, and aims to make up for all the sins that were committed by Henrik Fisker’s prior attempt at an EV, the Fisker Karma. Following the prior unveiling of several teaser images, Fisker Inc has released several new photos of a prototype, as well as confirmed the official price tag for the stylish coupe.

The new round of photos showcase several changes between the renderings and the prototype, with a key revision taking place in the front fascia. Unlike the renderings, the prototype appears to have toned down the styling in this area somewhat, with the car ditching the faux air intake ducts on the hood and front bumper. Other than those tweaks, the basic design retains select traits from the Karma which has been reborn separately under the umbrella of China’s Wanxiang corporation, but with a wedge shape versus the more organic lines that defined the Karma...

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Fisker EMotion...seen in the metal for first time
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- Viknesh Vijayenthiran - June 29, 2017

Fisker is scheduled to reveal its new EMotion electric sport sedan on August 17, but the company’s founder and namesake, Henrik Fisker, just couldn’t contain himself from showing it a little early.

He posted a photo to social media on Wednesday showing the EMotion on a suburban street in San Francisco. This is the first time the car, which is still a prototype, has been shown in the metal. All previous looks were in the form of computer-generated renderings.

It was only in October that Henrik Fisker announced he was reviving Fisker. The original company known as Fisker went bankrupt in 2013 and was bought by China’s Wanxiang, which renamed it Karma. Karma is now building an updated version of the former Fisker Karma, which it has relabeled the Revero.



Fisker is scheduled to reveal its new EMotion electric sport sedan on August 17, but the company’s founder and namesake, Henrik Fisker, just couldn’t contain himself from showing it a little early.

He posted a photo to social media on Wednesday showing the EMotion on a suburban street in San Francisco. This is the first time the car, which is still a prototype, has been shown in the metal. All previous looks were in the form of computer-generated renderings.

It was only in October that Henrik Fisker announced he was reviving Fisker. The original company known as Fisker went bankrupt in 2013 and was bought by China’s Wanxiang, which renamed it Karma. Karma is now building an updated version of the former Fisker Karma, which it has relabeled the Revero.

Henrik Fisker kept the rights to the Fisker name and logo and is now using them for a new electric car startup. The first model from the new company will be the EMotion. Fisker is still seeking funding to get the EMotion into production but is targeting a delivery date of 2019.

Production will take place in the United States, most likely at a plant in Auburn Hills, Michigan operated by VLF, which Henrik Fisker is a partner of. The body of the car will be a mix of carbon fiber and aluminum to help reduce weight and is claimed to be around 20 percent lighter compared to similar sized cars.

The EMotion features a futuristic design with sculpted surfaces as well as a large windshield pushed forward and diving into a low hood. The rear appears to have some very wide haunches but a relatively narrow trunk opening. The trailing edge of the trunk lid serves as a spoiler and below this sits a diffuser that Fisker says is fully functional.

The cabin, accessed via supercar-style butterfly doors front and rear, will boast space similar to a full-size sedan despite the EMotion being the size of a mid-size model, Fisker says. This is due to the packaging afforded by its electric powertrain and wheels pushed to the corners...
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The back looks good, but the front is just ugly. The upper lights and the "grille" are what make it bad.

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Graphene batteries not coming to Fisker Emotion after all
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- Sean Szymkowski - July 26, 2017

...the demise of the advanced battery technology stems from Fisker and Nanotech's dissolved joint venture. The two companies were initially working on the automotive-grade graphene batteries, but Nanotech has other plans...

...the Fisker Emotion will soldier on with its LG Chem-sourced batteries. The electric car is expected to go on sale in 2019 with a $129,000 price tag and pre-orders are open now.

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Fisker, emerging battery supplier Nanotech end JV
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- Michael Wayland - July 21, 2017


A joint venture between Henrik Fisker's new car company and an emerging battery supplier was unplugged before it could ever charge up.

Fisker Inc. and Nanotech Energy Inc. will not go forward with the JV called Fisker Nanotech to produce battery cells that use graphene for the forthcoming all-electric EMotion sedan, according to officials.

"In order to meet the timetable for Henrik Fisker, we would have had to just focus on that and that alone," Jack Kavanaugh, chairman and acting CEO of Nanotech Energy, who had been named to lead the joint venture, told Automotive News. "It wasn't right for us as a company to just focus on one thing."

The joint venture was announced in conjunction with Fisker announcing his new car company in October.

Fisker and Nanotech, a product of UCLA, remain in "friendly" discussions and could do more business together in the future, according to Kavanaugh. The car company, Fisker said, continues to "work with Nanotech on the applications of graphene," but it will use battery cells provided by LG Chem for the EMotion.

Kavanaugh said Nanotech is speaking with several companies -- both inside and outside automotive -- about bringing its battery technology to market, following independent testing beginning at the end of the summer.

"We're focusing on auto, computer, cell phone, solar, aerospace and other things having to do Internet, medical and power tool," he said. "They all have slightly different requirements."

Kavanaugh said using graphene, an extremely strong basic structural element, helps charge and discharge cells faster, while improving safety and range in a vehicle. It can be used for cells with or without lithium ion.

EMotion
The EMotion will now use advanced cylindrical lithium-ion NCM chemistry cells from South Korea-based LG Chem for a pack designed by Fisker Inc., according to Fisker.

"This cell from LG Chem, it's their latest new cell and we have done our own testing of that cell and verified that it will give us the power we need and the capability of fast charging," Fisker said.

The $129,000 EMotion is expected to debut around late-September, followed by production and deliveries beginning in late-2019. Fisker declined to comment if the vehicle will debut at the Frankfurt auto show, which begins Sept. 14.

The sedan is touted as having a top speed of 161 mph, a more than 400-mile electric range and rapid-charging capabilities of 125 miles in 9 minutes. The change in battery cell provider, according to Fisker, will not impact those performance metrics.

Solid state
The company, according to Fisker, is internally concentrating on emerging, "game-changing" battery technology known as flexible solid state.

For years, companies have been working on solid state battery technology, which replaces the liquid electrolyte used in lithium ion batteries with a solid one. It makes the battery more compact and more stable, allowing a higher voltage to be packed into a smaller package.

"We are enhancing and expediting our efforts in solid-state technology and will be announcing our recent developments and partnerships on the near future," Fisker said in a follow-up email after a recent phone interview.

Fisker said that technology remains five to seven years away, if not more. It is expected to be eventually integrated into a planned mass-market vehicle, which Fisker expects to bring to market "ahead of 2025."

Fisker is taking refundable $2,000 deposits for the EMotion. He declined to say how many reservations have been received, but said the order book is filled for 2019 deliveries. Anyone who places a new reservation is expected to get their car in 2020.

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Fisker patents solid-state battery that promises
500-mile range, 1-minute charging

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- Viknesh Vijayenthiran - Nov 15, 2017

Solid-state batteries represent the holy grail for automakers as they promise a driving range for electric cars comparable to internal combustion models, along with charging that could end up quicker than the time it takes to fill a gas tank.

Revived electric car company Fisker has now revealed that it’s filed patents for solid-state battery technology that could enable a range of 500 miles and a charging time of just one minute.

The key are three-dimensional electrodes that have 25 times more surface area than flat thin-film solid-state electrodes, along with high electronic and ionic conductivities. According to Green Car Congress, this is what enables the quick charging.

The high range is made possible because of the extra density of solid-state batteries compared to the current lithium-ion batteries favored by car companies. Specifically, Fisker’s design is claimed to have around 2.5 times the energy density of current battery technology.

Solid-state batteries are already used in some small devices but building them on the scale that automotive production requires isn’t possible yet. The batteries also suffer from low rate capability and poor performance in cold temperatures.

However, Fisker’s vice president of battery systems, Fabio Albano, says the company is working to address these issues.

“We are addressing all of the hurdles that solid-state batteries have encountered on the path to commercialization, such as performance in cold temperatures; the use of low cost and scalable manufacturing methods; and the ability to form bulk solid-state electrodes with significant thickness and high active material loadings,” he said in statement.

Fisker has made a lot of promises in the past. For example, it previously said it would launch cars with graphene batteries. While we remain skeptical, there are rumors Fisker has on its development team one of the key people behind Sakti3, the solid-state battery startup sold to Dyson in 2015. Dyson only in September said it was working on an electric car of its own.

Fisker plans to present the technology next January at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show and hopes to have it in production by 2023. Toyota is another automaker thought to be close to readying automotive-grade solid-state batteries.

Fisker will also use the 2018 CES to present the production version of its EMotion electric sedan. The car will use lithium-ion batteries sourced from LG Chem when it arrives on the market in 2019. These batteries will still offer a generous range of up to 400 miles. According to Fisker, you’ll also be able to add around 127 miles of range in just nine minutes.

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Fisker claims solid-state battery ‘breakthrough’ for electric cars with ‘500 miles range and 1 min charging’
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- Fred Lambert - Nov. 14th 2017

When Henrik Fisker relaunched its electric car startup last year, he announced that their first car will be powered by a new graphene-based hybrid supercapacitor technology, but he later announced that they put those plans on the backburner and instead will use more traditional li-ion batteries.

Now the company is announcing a “breakthrough” in solid-state batteries to power their next-generation electric cars and they are filing for patents to protect their IP.

Get ready for some crazy claims here.

Solid-state batteries are thought to be a lot safer than common li-ion cells and could have more potential for higher energy density, but they also have limitations, like temperature ranges, electrode current density, and we have yet to see a company capable of producing it in large-scale and at an attractive price point competitive with li-ion.

Now Fisker announced that they are patenting a new solid-state electrode structure that would enable a viable battery with some unbelievable specs.

Here’s what they claim (via GreenCarCongress):
“Fisker’s solid-state batteries will feature three-dimensional electrodes with 2.5 times the energy density of lithium-ion batteries. Fisker claims that this technology will enable ranges of more than 500 miles on a single charge and charging times as low as one minute—faster than filling up a gas tank.”
(Above) is a representation of the three-dimensional electrodes.

Fisker has been all over the place with its new Emotion electric car and we have highlighted that in our look at Fisker’s unbelievable claims.

But its latest solid-state project is led by Dr. Fabio Albano, VP of battery systems at Fisker and the co-founder of Sakti3, which adds credibility to the effort.

Albano commented on the announcement:
“This breakthrough marks the beginning of a new era in solid-state materials and manufacturing technologies. We are addressing all of the hurdles that solid-state batteries have encountered on the path to commercialization, such as performance in cold temperatures; the use of low cost and scalable manufacturing methods; and the ability to form bulk solid-state electrodes with significant thickness and high active material loadings. We are excited to build on this foundation and move the needle in energy storage.”
Electrek’s Take
Like any battery breakthrough announcement, it should be taken with a grain of salt. Most of those announcements never result in any kind of commercialization.

For this particular technology, Fisker says that it will be automotive production grade ready around 2023.

A lot of things can happen over the next 5 years.

In the meantime, Fisker plans to launch its Emotion electric car at CES 2018 in just 2 months. Fisker already unveiled a prototype of the new electric car and started taking pre-orders this summer.

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