Danish auto maker Fisker takes aim at Tesla with sleek new electric car

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Henrik Fisker has been taking aim at Tesla for some time when it comes to the electric saloon car market.

His latest model, the EMotion has a range of 400 miles (640km) and a top speed of an impressive 161mph.

Fisker will be hoping that the latest electric car is more successful that his first version, the Karma which only sold in small numbers and bankrupted the company thanks largely to battery recalls and the supplier going out of business.

The EMotion is in the same class as the Karma and Tesla Model S but it is said to be far sleeker, more aggressive and has front and rear doors that open upwards.

Fisker EMotion

The car is capable of travelling more than 100 miles further than the Tesla Model S and is predicted to “redefine the luxury electric saloon market.”

The car will be powered using new battery technology featuring grapheme. The battery packs will be produced by Fisker Nanotech, a joint venture set up between the company and US energy firm Nanotech.

The EMotion has hardware to make it “fully autonomous” from day one but this can only be turned on once the cars gain regulatory approval. Computer screens can be accessed from every seat and there is said to be far more legroom in the rear than on previous models.

A company press release says: “The Fisker EMotion is scheduled to be produced in an existing facility in the USA. The first deliveries will be announced after the vehicle is shown in mid 2017.”

Fisker Emotion

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