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Fisker Orbit Is A Fully Autonomous Electric Mobility Shuttle 1
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Autonomous, Electric Vehicles, Fisker on 12 1st, 2017


Following a teaser last month, Fisker has unveiled the all-new Orbit.

Created as part of an alliance with China’s Hakim Unique Group, the Orbit has been designed to become the “world’s most appealing autonomous shuttle for smart cities.”

The companies were coy on specifics but confirmed the Orbit is a fully autonomous electric vehicle and the first deliveries are slated to occur by the end of 2018. As part of the agreement between the two companies, Fisker Inc. will be responsible for designing and developing the vehicle while the Hakim Unique Group will handle its marketing and operations in Asia.

In a statement, Henrik Fisker said “The combination of our breakthrough automotive technology, design prowess and unique vantage point as industry revolutionaries – and Jack’s [Hakim Unique Group chairman Jack Wong] truly integrated vision of smart cities – is powerful. I am very excited about making the impossible, possible with intelligent urban ecosystems – starting with the development of one of the world’s most forward-thinking and uniquely designed electric, autonomous shuttles: The Fisker Orbit.”

Autocar reports the Orbit will be launched in Hangzhou, China and will have an interior that reportedly resembles a hotel lobby. Fisker has already received “interest from various corporate campuses” so it’s possible that the model will expand far beyond China in the future.

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Henrik Fisker Apparently Teases A Mobility Shuttle, Says It’s Coming Soon 28
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, Fisker on 11 28th, 2017


Henrik Fisker has taken to Twitter to tease an “exciting” new model which will be part of a “whole new segment.”

While the image only shows the upper half of the vehicle, it appears to a mobility shuttle in the form of an MPV. This further back up by the text in the model’s window which shows a departure time and Fisker’s hint that “the future of mobility will change forever.”

Fisker didn’t elaborate but it’s possible the vehicle will have an autonomous driving system so passengers can simply board the model and be whisked to their destination. That’s not official at the moment but the upcoming Fisker EMotion will allow for “fully autonomous driving when approved and released by a soon-to-be-announced partnered supplier.”

Additional information is limited but it’s possible the vehicle will also borrow some other technology from the EMotion. That particular car has a carbon fiber, composite, and aluminum structure that enables the vehicle to be extremely lightweight. The EMotion also uses a new powertrain layout that creates a spacious interior and that would certainly be helpful for a mobility shuttle.

The $129,900 EMotion is slated to have a range of in excess of 400 miles (640 km) and a top speed of 161 mph (260 km/h). The vehicle will also have all-wheel drive and a high-tech charging system that can deliver 125 miles (201 km) of range in just nine minutes.

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Henrik Fisker Apparently Teases A Mobility Shuttle, Says It’s Coming Soon 28
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, Fisker on 11 28th, 2017


Henrik Fisker has taken to Twitter to tease an “exciting” new model which will be part of a “whole new segment.”

While the image only shows the upper half of the vehicle, it appears to a mobility shuttle in the form of an MPV. This further back up by the text in the model’s window which shows a departure time and Fisker’s hint that “the future of mobility will change forever.”

Fisker didn’t elaborate but it’s possible the vehicle will have an autonomous driving system so passengers can simply board the model and be whisked to their destination. That’s not official at the moment but the upcoming Fisker EMotion will allow for “fully autonomous driving when approved and released by a soon-to-be-announced partnered supplier.”

Additional information is limited but it’s possible the vehicle will also borrow some other technology from the EMotion. That particular car has a carbon fiber, composite, and aluminum structure that enables the vehicle to be extremely lightweight. The EMotion also uses a new powertrain layout that creates a spacious interior and that would certainly be helpful for a mobility shuttle.

The $129,900 EMotion is slated to have a range of in excess of 400 miles (640 km) and a top speed of 161 mph (260 km/h). The vehicle will also have all-wheel drive and a high-tech charging system that can deliver 125 miles (201 km) of range in just nine minutes.

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Henrik Fisker Apparently Teases A Mobility Shuttle, Says It’s Coming Soon 28
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, Fisker on 11 28th, 2017


Henrik Fisker has taken to Twitter to tease an “exciting” new model which will be part of a “whole new segment.”

While the image only shows the upper half of the vehicle, it appears to a mobility shuttle in the form of an MPV. This further back up by the text in the model’s window which shows a departure time and Fisker’s hint that “the future of mobility will change forever.”

Fisker didn’t elaborate but it’s possible the vehicle will have an autonomous driving system so passengers can simply board the model and be whisked to their destination. That’s not official at the moment but the upcoming Fisker EMotion will allow for “fully autonomous driving when approved and released by a soon-to-be-announced partnered supplier.”

Additional information is limited but it’s possible the vehicle will also borrow some other technology from the EMotion. That particular car has a carbon fiber, composite, and aluminum structure that enables the vehicle to be extremely lightweight. The EMotion also uses a new powertrain layout that creates a spacious interior and that would certainly be helpful for a mobility shuttle.

The $129,900 EMotion is slated to have a range of in excess of 400 miles (640 km) and a top speed of 161 mph (260 km/h). The vehicle will also have all-wheel drive and a high-tech charging system that can deliver 125 miles (201 km) of range in just nine minutes.

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Aston Martin Vantage And Fisker EMotion Share An Uncanny Resemblance 26
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Vantage, Fisker, Reports on 11 26th, 2017


The new new Aston Martin Vantage is certainly a departure from the brand’s usual design, though the front end seems to be at odds with the rest of the car. However, it is the rear of the Vantage that has us most interested.

A radical departure from the outgoing model, the new car features a single LED strip stretching the width of the rear and curving upwards as part of the car’s decklid lip spoiler. Interestingly, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a car with this design.

Earlier this year, Fisker unveiled photos of its upcoming Model S-rivalling electric sedan, the EMotion, and, surprisingly, the upper part of its rear end looks almost identical to that of the Vantage.

Aston Martin claims that the new Vantage was designed in 2014 and it’s almost certain that the EMotion’s exterior styling hasn’t been around for that long. Interestingly, Henrik Fisker was the man responsible for penning the original Vantage back in 2005.

What do you think’s going on here? Did Fisker somehow get his hands on the Vantage’s design before anyone else or is it just pure coincidence?

We’ve reached out to Fisker for an answer, so we’ll let you know when it comes in.

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Fisker Secures Patent For Advanced Solid-State Battery Tech 14
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in CES, Electric Vehicles, Fisker, Reports, Tech on 11 14th, 2017


Fisker has filed patents for advanced flexible solid-state battery technology which it asserts could drastically change the automotive industry.

The company, currently in the process of preparing the EMotion for its global premiere at CES 2018, says it has developed solid-state battery technology that involves the construction of bulk three-dimensional solid-state electrodes with up to 25 times more surface area than other solid-state electrodes. This technology could deliver 2.5 times the energy density of a typical lithium-ion battery and cost just one-third the price by 2020.

Development of the technology is still in its infancy but when it’s finished, potentially after 2030, it could result in an all-electric car with a range exceeding 500 miles (800 km) that could be recharged in as little as one minute.

Fisker initially planned to launch the EMotion with advanced graphene battery cells. However, supplier Nanotech Energy, backed away from the deal, forcing Henrik Fisker’s company to switch to cylindrical lithium-ion NCM chemistry cells developed by LG Chem, a leading South Korean supplier.

While Fisker’s solid-state batteries remain years away from production, the company will demonstrate the technology at CES 2018 in January.

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Fisker EMotion To Use Five LiDAR Sensors 4
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, CES, Electric Vehicles, Fisker, Reports, Tech on 10 4th, 2017


Henrik Fisker isn’t one to rest on his laurels and beyond promising to reveal the EMotion sedan at CES 2018 in January, he also wants to outfit the EV with five LiDAR sensors in time for the event.
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Fisker EMotion To Debut At CES 2018 21
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in CES, Electric Vehicles, Fisker, Reports on 08 21st, 2017


Henrik Fisker has confirmed that his long-awaited EMotion sedan will celebrate its public debut at CES 2018 in January.
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Fisker EMotion To Debut At CES 2018 21
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in CES, Electric Vehicles, Fisker, Reports on 08 21st, 2017


Henrik Fisker has confirmed that his long-awaited EMotion sedan will celebrate its public debut at CES 2018 in January.
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Fisker EMotion To Come With High-Tech Electric Motors, One Size Fits All Battery 9
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, Fisker, Reports on 08 9th, 2017


Henrik Fisker has returned to the limelight as the well-known designer is preparing to unveil the all-new EMotion.
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Fisker Loses Supplier For Promised Graphene Batteries 24
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Fisker, Reports, Tech on 07 24th, 2017


Fisker’s goal of bringing the EMotion sedan to the market has hit a major stumbling block after its battery supplier, Nanotech Energy, confirmed that it has left a joint venture with the carmaker.
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Fisker Says Viper’s Death Won’t Affect VLF Force 1 17
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Dodge Viper, Fisker, Reports, VLF on 07 17th, 2017


Henrik Fisker says the impending death of the Dodge Viper won't affect the VLF Force 1, despite the latter using the Viper's underpinnings.
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Fisker Begins Accepting Emotion Reservations For $2,000 29
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, Fisker on 06 29th, 2017


The Fisker Emotion is shaping up to be one of the more interesting electric vehicles and the company has just begun accepting reservations.
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Henrik Fisker Shows The EMotion Sedan In Full 12
Jun
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Fisker, Reports on 06 12th, 2017


Shortly after posting a number of teaser images on Twitter, Henrik Fisker has released a picture showing his newest creation, the EMotion, in full.
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Fisker Teases Production-Ready EMotion EV, Will Cost $130,000 7
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Autonomous, Electric Vehicles, Fisker, Fisker Concepts, new cars, Reports on 06 7th, 2017


Back in April, Henrik Fisker started teasing the production-ready EMotion, a car he plans to show off to the world on August 17th. Now though, we finally have more to show you.
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