ONE of the biggest gripes with electric vehicles are the extended charging times, but North American company Fisker is claiming it has a solution, with its freshly revealed EMotion allegedly capable of a nine-minute quick charge.
It may not be quite as quick as filling a combustion-powered car’s tank, but a sub-10-minute charge is likely to make the all-electric sedan a much more attractive prospect.
Fisker EMotion: World's most advanced EV. 400 mile + range, 9 min fast charging, autonomous & connected. Very proud of what we are creating! pic.twitter.com/7xWneZwMaT— Henrik Fisker (@FiskerOfficial) June 10, 2017
The company’s founder Henrik Fisker unveiled the car on Twitter, giving us our first glimpse at the car’s sleek lines, and butterfly doors.
In the tweet, Fisker claims the car is capable of over 400 miles (640 kilometres), and has a nine-minute fast charge.
If accurate, the range would make the EMotion the longest-range production electric vehicle in the world, outlasting Tesla’s Model S P100D by 40 kilometres.
It is unclear if the quick charge system gives the car its full range, or a smaller percentage akin to the 80 percent charge in 45 minutes offered by Tesla.
Fisker also stated the car will be autonomous, with reports the EMotion uses a front-mounted LiDAR system as seen in the rival Model S.
First reveal images of Fisker EMotion: Eyes like a panther and front design with integrated LIDAR in the black center bright piece. pic.twitter.com/vHC2NlPfWt— Henrik Fisker (@FiskerOfficial) June 6, 2017
The orginal Fisker Karma wasn’t exactly a sales success, with only 1600 units sold, before Mr Fisker filed for bankruptcy. It used a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine mated to an electric motor and 20kWh battery.
Pre-orders for the EMotion begin June 30, with the price expected to be in the $170,000 range.