Fisker shows off the rear end of its Tesla-fighting EMotion EV

Fisker EMotion
Our picture of Henrik Fisker’s upcoming EMotion electric vehicle is steadily getting clearer. A series of teasers and tweets have revealed bits and pieces about the first production model to come from the designer’s new company.

Fisker’s name has been associated with a number of automotive endeavors, from BMW to Aston Martin, from rebodied supercars to electric vehicles. Ironically, when the EMotion finally does hit the assembly line, it will rival an EV he helped create – the Karma Revero. However, Tesla and Faraday Future (should its production car materialize) will most likely give Fisker his biggest fight.

The latest EMotion teaser gives us the least obstructed view yet of the car’s rear end. In the words of a Fisker representative, the image shows the EMotion’s “wide sculptural shoulders, thin taillight tubes, wide trunk opening, and aggressive lower rear diffuser to improve aerodynamics.” Artful language aside, I’d call it a handsome flank – more so than Tesla’s Model S or Karma’s Revero.

Previous teasers have revealed the EMotion’s low-slung profile and front fascia, which are both intriguing, but not as simplistically beautiful as Porsche’s Mission-E Concept, for example. It’s hard to argue with butterfly (billionaire) doors, though. Specifically, the EMotion’s front end is very similar to the Fisker VLF Force 1 supercar (which is based on the Dodge Viper).

Whether you find the EMotion attractive or not, its proposed range is impressive. Fisker says we can expect 400 miles of all-electric range and a top speed of 161 mph. Tesla’s Model S, by comparison, only manages 315 miles. Fisker will use graphene battery cells, and the EMotion’s body will be built using carbon fiber and aluminum to cut weight.

Every EMotion will be assembled in “an existing facility in the U.S.A.” and we reckon VLF Automotive’s shop in Auburn Hills, Michigan, will fit that description nicely.


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