Electric vehicles are starting to become a norm in today’s world. Even the largest automakers try and follow this trend by developing their very own electric vehicles, where other companies focus on building electric cars solely.
Not so long ago, Henry Fisker announced the new EMotion, and we heard from them again earlier this week as they shared the battery specs for the electric super sedan. The company had an interview with The Detroit Bureau, and while at it, they confirmed that the battery in the EMotion is capable of holding 145 kilowatts per hour. In other words, it will have 45 percent more energy than that of the 100 kWh that the Tesla Models S and X have.
Fisker did not just mention the size of the battery, but they also said that it operates at 800 volts. So far, that is the highest that we have ever heard. In fact, it doubles that of what Tesla’s drivetrain offers. And the closest vehicle out there that can match that is the Koenigsegg Regera with its 4.5 kWh battery they got from Rimac Automobili.
Rimac Automobili's Concept One does not even reach a mere 650 volts. Furthermore, only the Porsche Mission E is the only passenger vehicle with an 800-volt system.
Fisker Karma is the current record holder in terms of range with an excess of 400 miles. This figure is something we did not expect. Tesla's Model S can only go an average of 335 miles with the 100kWh packs they offer. A 145kWh pack can be added but this will definitely increase the car's weight - making it more challenging when it comes to handling. At the same time, it will take a lot of energy to carry the car's whole weight. This will not be a smart way to make driving more efficient.
The same issue comes up when talking about the 800-volt setup. The debate of having this setup begins from the car's efficiency, charge times, wire thickness, and safety.
In other news, Fisker will be using lithium-ion battery cells from LG Chem, dual cameras in the mirrors and more. We also know that the EMotion will be featuring some aerodynamic elements to reduce the body drag.
This model is scheduled for release on August 17, but the company cannot wait to reveal some specs earlier. In fact, the prototype was seen outside the Apple Headquarters recently.
So far, we know that the electric sedan will have a price tag of $130,000 and is scheduled to hit the market sometime in 2019. The EMotion looks like it can be the perfect rival of the Karma Revero.