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Reuben Joe Joseph
Reuben Joe Joseph


Behold, the Tesla challenger


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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