Published on March 19, 2019 |
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by Steve Hanley
19. March 2019 by Steve Hanley
Henrik Fisker, the man who designed the BMW Z8 and Aston Martin DB9, has flirted with building electric cars before. His first company, Fisker Automotive, offered customers a plug-in hybridmishmash called Karma which contained a battery, an electric motor and a General Motors 4-cylinder petrol engine. That car was really cool when it first appeared in 2012, but its electronic features were glitchy and its electric powertrain exposed to a myriad of problems. Sales were slow, buyers were unhappy, and the company went bankrupt in 2013.
He incorporated Fisker, Inc. in 2016 with a promise to bring a whole new electric car called EMOTION to the market. That car should have a solid state battery capable of fast charging, twice as many charge cycles as a regular lithium ion battery and 400 miles of range. Styling is always an important element in Fisker's plans, and EMotion emphasized something no other car ever has – 4 golden doors for outstanding access to the interior.
This car is now pushed back to 2021 or later, as the company is waiting for its solid state battery to materialize. Meanwhile, a press release from the company on March 18 says the company will start offering an electric SUV with an 80 kWh battery before the end of 2021. The company claims that the not-yet-named car will have a range of nearly 300 miles and sell for under. $ 40,000. Double engine versions will also be offered. If it can build a boxy SUV with a small battery that can go 300 miles on a single charge, it will be a remarkable achievement.
The company says that the electric SUV will be a "affordable mass market with fashionable design tubes previously traditionally reserved for supercars." Henrik Fisker has created a futuristic, elegant muscular EV with clean surfaces and a dramatic shape that also allows passengers to experience an "extended outdoor atmosphere" by "touching a button, the company says. A spokesman tells The Verge which does not mean that the car will be a convertible, but. No further information about the car is available to to explain this rather enigmatic statement.
The company says the car will have generous interior dimensions and that a prototype will be revealed before the end of 2019. It will be sold directly to customers using a "nationwide concierge service model" who wants to provide a "superior user and maintenance experience."
The electric SUV will be the first of all three new mass market vehicles from F isker, Inc. The company is actively engaged in the development of a larger range of affordable, luxurious and technologically advanced electric vehicles – with the SUV launch first. "The previously presented fisherman EMotion luxury car lock, the brand's low volume flagship, will now be introduced to the market after an affordable model becomes available. As the ultimate symbol of future new technologies, high-end EMotion will resume the stage as patented Fisker Solid State battery technology gets ready for vehicle application and commercialization. "
Here's the kicker. "Fisker Inc. is in the process of completing the choice of a US-based plant to produce all-electric SUVs," the company said. One is hesitant to be unfamiliar to any company planning to move the electric car revolution forward, but it is for "Fisher, Inc. New cars will ever see the light of day?" "We'll see," said the Zen master.
Tags: $ 40,000 electric SUV, 300 mile range, Electric SUV, Fisherman, Fisherman EMotion