Henrik Fisker’s at it again with crazy designs and big promises. The Fisker EMotion has captured a huge wave of press and the public’s imagination, but the cynic in me can’t help but wonder if this car will really deliver?
The EMotion made a splashy debut at CES, which is pretty appropriate for an EV, versus that one show in Detroit. Fisker tried to position it as a sports car, which is pretty hilarious to watch people believe without question. The interior is more akin to a 7 Series, with massive rear legroom. But the fact all four doors open with more drama than a high school dance, that’s really getting people buzzing.
Underneath all the flash is a 140 kWh battery, which is downright massive. It will allow the car to go about 400 miles on a single charge. Bye-bye, range anxiety. Several electric motors combine for about 780 horsepower. If you need, the car can do 0-60 in under 3 seconds and hit 160 mph. Oh yeah, it also has all-wheel drive.
Don’t expect to see the EMotion all over the place, because it’ll purposely be a low-volume vehicle. It won’t launch until probably 2020, and by then there will be a whole range of all-electric models on the market from just about every luxury brand out there.