Fisker Inc.

Fisker Inc.

Fisker Inc., USA

 

Established
October 3, 2016; 11 months ago,
Founder
Henrik Fisker

Headquarters
California, U.S.

 

Fisker Inc. is an American electric vehicle automaker. It was founded by Henrik Fisker, launched in 2016 and based in California. Fisker Inc. is a relaunch of the Fisker brand, which previously made the Fisker Karma (now the Karma Revero) under Fisker Automotive (founded in 2007; now part of Karma Automotive). Fisker Inc. has announced that it will show its first all-electric vehicle in the second half of 2017. It will be a "spiritual successor" to the Fisker Karma, which will have a 400-mile electric range.

 

History

Fisker Inc. (2016-present)

Fisker Inc., was introduced by Henrik Fisker on October 3, 2016. It is an American automaker designing and developing innovative electric vehicles with a longer range and lower cost of batteries. Fisker, the chairman and CEO of Fisker Inc., stated that the company will show its first prototype, a new sporty, spacious, luxury all-electric sedan, in the second half of 2017. It will be a "spiritual successor" to the Fisker Karma electric car. As of October 2016, the longest range electric car is on the high-end version of the Tesla Model S, with 315 miles on a single charge.

Fisker first stated in July 2016 that he was interested in designing a fully connected electric car with autonomous driving features and an aesthetically pleasing look, and that for the past two years he had been working "in stealth mode" designing "electric cars of the future." The company goals to release a concept version of its first vehicle in the second half of 2017, featuring double butterfly doors and graphene supercapacitors. It is planned to be a luxury vehicle that will be manufactured in low volumes. It may be manufactured at VLF Automotive, the American automotive company co-founded by Fisker in 2015 with Bob Lutz and Gilbert Villarreal. Fisker has estimated that the first vehicle could go into production in 2019.

 

Fisker Nanotech (2016-present)

Henrik Fisker spent two years analyzing various battery technologies. These technologies are unseen in other electric cars. Finally, he teamed up with various California scientists through Nanotech Energy to create a joint venture called Fisker Nanotech, with Jack Kavanaugh as chairman. Rather than working with conventional lithium-ion batteries, Fisker Nanotech has teamed up with researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, who have been developing a next-generation supercapacitor technology using graphene.

Fisker has stated that Fisker Nanotech is in the process of developing proprietary technology and patenting a machine to produce graphene in a cost-effective manner. Combining a supercapacitor with improved energy density and a graphene-based battery to create what they are calling a super battery. Some prototype graphene batteries have been shown to store up to five times as much energy as conventional lithium-ion batteries.

 

 

Models

Fisker EMotion

The Fisker EMotion revealed on October 31, 2016. It is an all-electric sports car designed by Henrik Fisker for Fisker Inc. The rear of the eMotion was unveiled on December 12, 2016, with a full-length panorama-style sunroof and “wide sculptural shoulders, thin taillight tubes, wide trunk opening, and aggressive lower rear diffuser to improve aerodynamics.” The 2017 model car is stated to run 400 mi (640 km) on a single charge. It is to have a top speed of 161 mph (259 km/h). The car will be equipped with a graphene based battery pack from Fisker Nanotech. The car will be autonomous-driving ready, so that self-driving mode may be activated at some future date.

 

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