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Fisker Puts a New Face to the EMotion
Time: 2017-09-26
The EMotion, the 400-mile-range (644-km), all-electric sedan is the first vehicle from Fisker Inc. It’s been evolving since it was first teased last year.
The six-figure EMotion flaunts some of the new curves and features sculpted around key technologies below the skin. The company has evolved the EMotion's front-end design from where it was when the first renderings were released weeks prior. Fisker Inc. has some other technology that you potentially can make use of to create some sort of exciting design details, such as radar, etc. that you need for autonomous driving and for automated safety systems.
Indeed, self-driving technology is quite central to the new EMotion face. A LIDAR unit tucked behind a tinted panel provides a central point from which a sleek surround extends. While much slimmer than a classic ICE-vehicle grille, this aluminum-framed centerpiece is broader than it was previously, giving the car the technology-driven facial identity that Fisker had discussed.
Below the grille, Fisker has eliminated the broad, flat central panel of the initial design, extending the sweeping arch across the entire width, from intake to intake. This change promises to lend the car more of a smooth, round nose, instead of the abrupt flat-faced side profile it had before. The headlamps have also been overhauled into a distinctive new design, giving the EMotion a menacing, snake-like glare. In between those eyes, the lower hood is now smooth and uninterrupted, the deep vents slimmed down and pushed back toward the windshield. The bit of rear looks much the same as the original design, showing a short overhang, narrow curved taillights and a neatly integrated spoiler.
In developing the aluminum and carbon fiber structure, Fisker capitalized on the flexibility of its all-electric powertrain, creating a spacious cabin optimized around passenger comfort. Even though the car is very sporty and compact-looking, still to have quite incredible interior space – rear legroom is as much as some full-size luxury sedans, even though the car is more compact. Fisker also promises a standards-exceeding frontal crash structure.
The company is still holding back full powertrain details, but it reiterates the specs it advertised on first tease: 400+ miles (644+ km) of range and 161 mph (259 km/h) of speed. That range is assisted along by the weight savings made with lightweight materials, including a 40 percent reduction in rotational mass achieved by the carbon fiber-aluminum wheels developed in conjunction with Dymag.
The car will rely on an energy-dense, patent-pending battery pack, with UltraCharger technology adding more than 100 miles (161 km) of range in nine minutes. Fisker previously detailed that its co-venture Fisker Nanotech is developing graphene battery technology that will feature in the new car, so long as it's ready in time.
Source: Fisker Inc