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.