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.

Cars

Peloton’s tech lets truckers play follow the leader to boost fuel economy

Peloton Technology can help semi trucks save fuel by running close together on the highway. Using short-range wireless communications, the trucks get a kind of super cruise control.
Cars

Nissan IMs concept teases a future long-range, autonomous electric car

Debuting at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the Nissan IMs is an electric car with a 380-mile range, autonomous-driving capability, and a backseat designed for being chauffeured. Too bad it's just a concept car.
Cars

Self-driving, electric, and connected, the cars of CES 2019 hint at the future

Car companies remained surprisingly quiet during CES 2018. But they spoke up in 2019. From electric hatchbacks you can buy in 2019 to super-futuristic mood-detecting technology, here are the major announcements we covered during the event.
Cars

With a 48-inch screen, this futuristic dashboard is like nothing else

Chinese startup Byton traveled to CES 2019 to unveil a new version of its electric concept that's closer to series production. It has the largest screen ever fitted to a production vehicle.
Cars

Rocket technology will allow the 2020 Tesla Roadster to hover above the road

Tesla has officially unveiled the second-generation Roadster. With a 0-to-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds, the Roadster could be the quickest production car in the world. It's is scheduled to arrive in 2020.
Cars

With 341 horsepower, the WRX STI S209 is the most powerful Subaru ever

The Subaru WRX STI S209 is the latest in a series of special editions that have never been sold in the United States before. The 341-horsepower pocket rocket debuts at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show.
Cars

China’s GAC Motor cruises into Detroit with all-electric Entranze concept

Chinese automaker GAC Motor brought its all-electric Entranze concept to the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. This is the third straight year that GAC has appeared in Detroit, and the company has established a design center in California.
Cars

2020 Ford Explorer branches out with sporty ST, efficiency-focused hybrid models

The 2020 Ford Explorer gets two variants never before seen on Ford's stalwart family hauler. The ST focuses on performance, while the hybrid aims for decent gas mileage. Both models will debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show.
Cars

Some of Volkswagen’s electric models will wear a ‘Made in the USA’ label

Confirming earlier rumors, Volkswagen has announced it will build electric cars in its Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory. The facility currently produces the Passat and the Atlas. Production will start in 2023, Digital Trends can reveal.
Cars

Infiniti previews its leap into one of the hottest industry segments

Infiniti will unveil the QX Inspiration concept at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. The design study is an electric crossover shaped by Infiniti's newest design language that may point to a future production model.
Cars

Hyundai’s Veloster N hot hatchback will prove its mettle on the track

The Hyundai Veloster N will go racing to prove the credibility of Hyundai's new N performance division. Unveiled at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the Veloster N race car will compete in a class with other small cars.
Cars

The 2020 Lexus RC F goes on a diet to run faster and hit harder

The Lexus RC F has been one of the heavier cars in its competitive set since its introduction. The Japanese firm's engineers set out to shed weight as they gave the model a mid-cycle update.
Cars

Lexus LC convertible concept teases a new open-air flagship

Debuting at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the Lexus LC convertible concept adds open-air motoring to the sleek LC's resume. But Lexus won't commit to a production version of the car just yet.
Cars

Fast and Furious fans get revved up: Toyota’s Supra sports car is back

The 2020 Toyota Supra made its long-awaited debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. The resurrected sports car, famous for a role in The Fast and the Furious, goes on sale in the U.S. this summer.