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World exclusive image: Fisker's new Tesla rival

More pictures of production-spec EMotion arrive. Will this be Fisker’s big break?

Published: 07 Jun 2017

Late last year, the reborn Fisker Inc. returned to the fray with something called the EMotion concept car. A four-door (four butterfly doors, that is) powered by electricity and purporting an ambitious 400-mile range.

Now we’ve got some more pictures of a slightly less outlandishly detailed EMotion (including a world exclusive image of the whole car), hinting strongly that development is coming along nicely and the finished car is close to production. 

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The black motif at the front houses a LIDAR sensor, which is a key component for autonomous driving, using lasers for measuring distance and allowing a car to calculate its position and heading relative to other static and moving objects. If Fisker’s newcomer is to have a similar run on deposits when orders open later this month as Tesla’s Model 3, it’ll clearly want to better the self-driving capability of Elon Musk’s next offering. With a price of $129,900, though (around £100k) it's more a rival to a well specced Model S or Model X.

Elsewhere, it looks typically pert and smartly detailed, but then, Henrik Fisker’s never had a problem designing a handsome car. His record of making one into a business case isn’t so hot, though. Can this 161mph offering be the vehicle to change that? We’ll find out for sure when production is slated to begin in 2019. 

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