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Reuben Joe Joseph
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Behold, the Tesla challenger

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Helping save the planet can be both exciting and beautiful,” said Henrik Fisker when his company, Fisker Inc., announced plans for a new electric vehicle (EV). The much-awaited car was finally launched at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Fisker unveiled the prototype of the Fisker EMotion, a luxury EV that is sure to give Elon Musk’s highly acclaimed Tesla Model S some serious competition. The Danish automobile designer is known to have designed several BMWs and Aston Martins before starting his own company.

The new drool-worthy sports sedan’s specifications include a battery that will have a minimum range of 400 miles. Fisker has promised that the car’s solid-state battery will be able to reach full charge in less than a minute, although the technology is still in its nascent stage.

The four-wheel-drive EMotion will have a Level 4 autonomous driving system, implying it can drive on its own most of the time. A top speed of 160 miles per hour is impressive for an EV, and it can go from 0-60mph in under 3 seconds. It has a butterfly design for the front and back doors. The car is expected to hit the roads in 2020, at a starting price of $130,000 (approx Rs 83 lakh).

Elon Musk has undoubtedly earned a large fan following for his disruptive innovations, but Fisker could spark a new brand war with the launch of EMotion.

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