Could this be the electric car that drives Tesla out of the game?
Fisker's follow up to 2011's Karma will make electric motoring mainstream
Late last week, Danish-born automotive entrepreneur Henrik Fisker shared a sneak peak of his new project – and the motoring world caught its breath.
Currently unnamed, and submerged in shadow, Fisker Automotive are being characteristically coy about their latest landmark vehicle. But we do know some things – and boy, are they exciting.
The car, which has not one, but two sets of butterfly doors (yes, like those found on the McLaren P1) is to be built from carbon fibre and aluminium to reduce weight. The interior is promised to be larger and more practical than that of its closest market competitor, and the technology is said to be ‘simple’ and ‘logical’.
The most exciting development, however, is the range. While most electric cars still run on traditional lithium ion batteries, Fisker has upgraded to graphene super capacitors instead, and the results speak for themselves. This new Tesla-slayer will have a range of over 400 miles.
The car looks set to be released in the latter half of 2017 and, even though Fisker is currently hard at work developing his supercar pet project, the Force 1, he is putting aside time to ramp up excitement for this as-yet unnamed saloon of the future.
The entrepreneur promises to reveal a better look at the car later this week, but he has already revealed the price range into which it will silently come to a stop. A rival to the Tesla Model S, the car will fall into the £50,000 – £60,000 price bracket.