Luxury saloon is Fisker’s answer to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but is more coupé-like in profile
9 January 2018

Fisker has revealed the Emotion electric luxury saloon at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in production guise. 

The only performance statistic is the car’s top speed of 161mph, although it’s expected that the 400-mile-range EV, which also has four-wheel drive and shares similar dimensions to the Tesla Model S, will closely match Elon Musk’s first four-door model for other performance statistics. 

The car is built from carbon fibre and aluminium to keep weight down, so it’s likely to be a lighter offering than the Model S. The Emotion comes with four or five seats, with four upward-opening ‘Butterfly’ doors controlled by the driver’s smartphone. They can be opened via flush handles on the exterior, too. 

Five LiDAR sensors are used on the car, which help it to achieve its level 4 autonomy capability. Fisker says the car’s software can process the data received from the sensors to classify objects in real time, bringing down the car’s reaction times. 

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. Interior space looks to be on par with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Connectivity is also likely to be high on the agenda of the new EV four-seater, with multiple inductive charging points on the car’s interior. There’s no word yet on the connectivity of interfaces between the car and smartphones, however. 

In addition to the premium leather interior shown on the reveal car, Fisker will join the growing number of luxury car makers offering a vegan-friendly interior option.

First UK cars are due to arrive in 2020, although production starts in 2019, with a North American production location yet to be confirmed. When on sale in the US in 2019, it'll be priced from $129,900 (£96,061 at current exchange rates). UK pricing is yet to be announced, although it’s unlikely to stray far from US prices.

Also revealed alongside the car is Fisker's solid-state battery technology, which when used in an automotive application from 2020 will be capable of charging a usable range in as little as one minute. 

The technology is on display separate from the Emotion, and could provide the car with more than 500 miles of range from a single charge. 

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9 January 2018

Lovely lookng car

Problem is until they show that it works all the yak is just vapourware

Solid state batteries are still just a lot of hot air.

Tesla is still the only viable ev car out there and by some margin

9 January 2018

Lovely lookng car

Problem is until they show that it works all the yak is just vapourware

Solid state batteries are still just a lot of hot air.

Tesla is still the only viable ev car out there and by some margin

9 January 2018

The new Leaf, Zoe and Bolt to that list.

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

9 January 2018
lambo1 wrote:

Problem is until they show that it works all the yak is just vapourware

Solid state batteries are still just a lot of hot air.

Tesla is still the only viable ev car out there and by some margin

No Solid State batteries will revolutionise EVs, the very reason big names like NGK and BMW are heavily invested in it. Once mass production starts Lithium ion and the gigafactory will look archaic overnight.

Which means on top of all the challenges must and his Tesla business is facing already they will begin to look outdated as well. The issue is with Musk's massive investments in Lithium ion, he simply cannot come around to accepting this! Because at that very moment the Automotive industry will hear it's loudest ever POP!

9 January 2018
shortbread wrote:

lambo1 wrote:

Problem is until they show that it works all the yak is just vapourware

Solid state batteries are still just a lot of hot air.

Tesla is still the only viable ev car out there and by some margin

No Solid State batteries will revolutionise EVs, the very reason big names like NGK and BMW are heavily invested in it. Once mass production starts Lithium ion and the gigafactory will look archaic overnight.

Which means on top of all the challenges must and his Tesla business is facing already they will begin to look outdated as well. The issue is with Musk's massive investments in Lithium ion, he simply cannot come around to accepting this! Because at that very moment the Automotive industry will hear it's loudest ever POP!

Come that day, and no one knows when, what will the price.drawbacks etc be?  Besides I think Porsche, Telsa, Nissan, Renault, GM have the knowledge to replace the battery with a capacitor with help from Siemens, LG, Panasonic of course

Sound from the Gigafactory: “Send me a battery (or batteries) for evaluation and we'll consider buying them if they are better than what we're using today”

Things change but not overnight

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

TBC

9 January 2018

The list price, if correct, is extremely impressive considering the materials being used. If the solid state batteries prove to be as effective as the claims suggest, electric vehicles might finally become main stream.

9 January 2018

Looks amazing. Great tech. I wish I could afford one.

9 January 2018

Shows Tesla how to make a Car look pretty as well as fast and frugal, even the price isn’t too out there either.

Peter Cavellini.

9 January 2018

The Solid state battery tech won't even be 'available' till 1 year after production has started( "automotive application from 2020") at best, so the first production model will just be an 'normal' BEV up against Porshe etc

Wish them well as you all know I support EV's.

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

9 January 2018

This car may match the S-Class in many ways but, I can't see ride being one of them, not looking at those wheels and tyres and the limited clearance in the wheel arches to allow for suspension travel.

Citroëniste.

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