Step aside Tesla: £95,000 Fisker EMotion EV charges to a range of 125 miles in just nine minutes

Auto expert Fisker is due to make a huge splash at CES 2018 this week, and take the electric car game back to Tesla, as the company unveils its latest, superfast-charge EV.

The Fisker EMotion, tipped for a release in 2019, is reportedly able to cover a minimum of 400 miles on a single charge, topping out at 161mph. And while that’s impressive in itself, the real standout feature of the EMotion, is the battery.

The battery pack is so energy-dense that the EMotion will be able to charge to 125 miles of range in only nine minutes – or so the company claims. While Fisker is still using a Lithium-ion battery, the car manufacturer has been able to construct a battery pack capable of both cooling efficiently and packing in cells tightly. The 143kWh battery, while heavy, has been counterbalanced by using a light, military-grade casing. 

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Giving us a preview of the car on Twitter, Fisker let us see a lot on the outside, and very little on the inside. When it comes to the car’s design, it has an obvious hint of Henrik Fisker in almost every detail; you can see his work from Aston Martin, Karma and Tesla seeping through. 

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The EMotion has four butterfly doors, similar to the Tesla X, and sports rear-hinge doors on the back of the car. Seeming to have a brown, leather finish, each seat will have a viewing screen. It’s also been installed with technology that makes the car primed and ready for any future self-driving functionality, hinting at a possible future for the EMotion. 

Fisker had planned to use graphene batteries after the firm partnered with Nanotech, but weren’t able to do so in time. For now, its reportedly managed to make the most energy-dense Li-ion battery pack in the world, and the graphene battery is still expected to arrive in 2023. 

The car will be available from 2019 in the US, costing a staggering $129,000 (£95,000), and while you can’t get in the driver’s seat straight away, you can put a $2,000 deposit on the EMotion. 

If anything, hopefully this will mean progress in the higher-adoption rate of EVs. We will hear more details at the official reveal on Tuesday. 

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