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Legendary car designer Fisker unveils his new luxury EV in August

The EMotion promises a 400-mile range without compromising on performance.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
April 24, 2017
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Henrik Fisker has already dropped a few hints about his EMotion luxury electric car, but you now know when you'll get to hear the rest. The automotive design legend has revealed that his namesake company will formally unveil the EMotion on August 17th. Not that you'll have to wait too long to know what the fuss is about, as Fisker is already spilling the beans on key details.

Fisker's company has already said that it's aiming for a 400-mile range (using graphene supercapacitors instead of lithium-ion batteries, Fisker explains to Business Insider) while mustering a 161MPH top speed. It'll have the camera and sensor hardware needed for eventual self-driving capability, too. The EMotion will be priced like a top-end Tesla Model S, Fisker says, so that superior range will carry a premium.

Not that the automaker is ignoring the mainstream. The EMotion is considered the precursor to an eventual "entry" car that theoretically undercuts the roughly $35,000 pre-credit prices of the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3. Whether or not it arrives as promised will depend heavily on the EMotion's performance, of course, but there's a real chance that this vehicle avoids the pitfalls that sank both the Karma and Fisker's original incarnation.

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