Fisker Unveils EMotion Luxury EV Sedan


Fisker unveiled the Emotion electric luxury sedan at CES 2018. Featuring automatic butterfly doors and five integrated Quanergy S3 LiDAR sensors for autonomous driving up to Level 4, the all-wheel drive EMotion has a projected range of 400 miles (644 km) and a top speed of 161 mph (259 km/h). The multiple electric motors deliver more than 575 KW, pushing the EMotion from 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds.

Fisker also displayed a working solid-state battery in a case and an actual bulk battery without a case. The working battery is half the size of a cell phone battery, 2mm thick and with superior energy storage. In November, Fisker’s scientists, including a co-founder of solid-state battery start-up Sakti3, filed patents on flexible, superior energy density solid-state batteries.

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.

Fisker anticipates that automotive applications of the battery will be production grade ready sometime after 2020. Fisker anticipates personal electronics/cell phone battery production earlier—and possibly in 2018.

The EMotion is currently set to launch with an LG Chem Li-ion battery cell by the very end of 2019 with a base price of $129,000. However, the company noted, development continues to accelerate the launch of the solid-state battery technology.

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