Henrik Fisker has again decided to share details about its latest green proposition – the Fisker EMotion electric super sedan, which hopefully is better than his previous attempt in the segment.
The most important thing to note is that he’s taking a more production-ready approach to the energy storage duties – the electric vehicle expected to reach market in 2019 will give up the idea of using the cutting-edge graphene ultracapacitor technology. Instead it will feature an advanced version of the familiar lithium-ion battery technology. The Danish entrepreneur revealed in a recent interview the Fisker EMotion will first arrive with a 145 kilowatt-hour battery pack, larger than what Tesla offers on the Model S 100D, able to harvest “well over” 400 miles per charge.
Fisker also explained the high capacity will easily be topped out via the 800-volt system with quicker charges than on regular EVs. The lithium-ion battery instead of graphene system is a major shift and according to Fisker the “technology wasn’t ready for prime time, yet, and we didn’t want to miss our launch date.” The new battery will be provided by LG Chem, also a provider for the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and Chevy Bolt EV. Fisker chose a lithium-ion formulation called NCM, short for the key chemicals of Nickel, Cobalt and Manganese, both highly energy dense and durable. For the 800 volts electrical system they are working with Europe’s ABB to develop a proper charger. As for production, “We are not high volume, so it doesn’t make sense for us to build a factory,” he explained. “We are looking at two existing manufacturing facilities and we’ll make a decision by the end of the year.”
Via The Detroit Bureau