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Fisker teases new all-electric model

Fisk-taker: Henrik Fisker is teasing an all-new, all-electric sedan after his Fisker Karma landed his first automotive manufacturing venture into bankruptcy.

New all-electric sedan coming from reborn Fisker Inc to take on Tesla Model S

Fisker logo24 Oct 2016

By TUNG NGUYEN

REBORN electric car-maker Fisker Inc is teasing a sleek, butterfly-doored new model in its bid to steal sales away from the zero-emissions Tesla Model S luxury sedan.

According to a picture released by Fisker Inc chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker on Twitter, the new vehicle will feature “innovative new butterfly doors” to make ingress and egress much easier with more details to be revealed next week.

The picture also previews a coupe-like silhouette with a sloping roofline, subtle rear spoiler, and short front and rear overhangs.

The California-based company promises that “the debut vehicle from Fisker Inc will be the most stunning, innovative and futuristic electric car in the world” and claims that “the car will boast the world’s longest electric range of any production vehicle on the road”.

Tesla’s all-electric Model S has a driving range of up to 613km in its flagship P100D thanks to a 100kW per hour battery and also features all-wheel drive, a zero to 100km/h sprint time of 2.7 seconds (when Ludicrous mode is engaged) and a 250km/h top speed.

Fisker’s mission statement is “to bring to life the next generation of electric vehicles to meet the challenges of range and cost” by “developing unique, high-performance, electric vehicles with new game-changing battery technology”.

Fisker Automotive was founded by Mr Fisker in 2007 with investors including Leonardo DiCaprio and Qatar Holdings, and released its first model – the Karma – in 2007.

After falling into bankruptcy in 2013, Fisker Automotive was acquired by Chinese parts supplier Wanxiang Group and rebranded as Karma Automotive. The Fisker Karma was then revamped and updated as the Karma Revero in 2016.

Mr Fisker retained the rights to the Fisker name, which he turned into Fisker Inc, and his credentials include designing the Aston Martin DB9, BMW Z8 and VLF Force 1.

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