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The Fisker EMotion Wants To Challenge Tesla

The Fisker EMotion Wants To Challenge Tesla: Fisker Inc.

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While Elon Musk’s Tesla is clearly winning the race to become the world’s leading electric car manufacturer, there are no shortage of competitors looking to knock Tesla off the throne. One of those is Henrik Fisker, the man behind such iconic cars as the BMW Z8, the Aston Martin DB9, and the first luxury plug-in hybrid car, the Fisker Karma. Fisker recently revealed images of his latest creation, the Fisker EMotion, and based on looks alone, the car looks pretty awesome.

The EMotion has been touted as having a 400-mile range on a single charge and will use a battery that is being developed by UCLA. In his tweets, Fisker (the man) also revealed that the car will have “superb rear legroom.”

The EMotion clearly borrows design language from the Karma, which was produced between 2011 and 2012, but the EMotion is shorter and will have dihedral (aka “butterfly) doors.

The real challenge will be convincing consumers to buy the car. Fisker tried to challenge Tesla before, but the company that produced the Karma went bankrupt in 2013. It remains to be seen if the new EMotion will meet a similar fate.


Justin Tejada is a writer and editor based in New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @just_tejada and Instagram at @justin_tejada.

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