Fisker, a new electric car startup founded by famed designer Henrik Fisker, is going to unveil a new ~$40,000 all-electric car, according to the CEO.
Over the last few years, Henrik Fisker has been trying to launch a new EV startup under his own name after his original effort failed in 2013 and other companies took over.
Last year, the startup unveiled its new EMotion all-electric vehicle with the claim of a 400-mile range on a single charge.
Unlike the first Fisker electric car which was dependent on a battery system from A123, they are claiming that they developed their own battery technology for their new vehicles.
Fisker also claimed a solid-state battery ‘breakthrough’ for electric cars with ‘500 miles range and 1-minute charging’.
Even though they have yet to bring this battery technology to market nor the EMotion, Fisker has now announced a new $40,000 electric car:
Announcing our “close” to $40,000 pure electric vehicle with a teaser picture & some tech details on March 18th. #fisker #ElectricVehicle #batterytech #EVs #automotive #cars #affordableev pic.twitter.com/GuJYAQTA4C
— Henrik Fisker (@henrikfisker) March 8, 2019
The company released this teaser image. Aside from that and the price, nothing else is known about the new electric car.
Fisker also recently claimed that its next-gen solid state battery is now being produced at a rate of 20 cells a week in their labs.
They expect a pilot line and vehicle texting to start next year and it’s unclear if it will involve the new vehicle.
Last year, Fisker announced that it secured an investment from Caterpillar for its solid-state battery technology.
I am not sure it’s a good idea to unveil/launch a new car before actually delivering the EMotion.
For an unproven startup, I think it’s important to do it one at a time. Rivian is the exception, but they are doing two vehicles on the same platform.
Is Fisker doing a $100,000+ car and a $40,000 car on the same platform? I doubt it.
As I have stated before, I have a lot of doubts about Fisker’s new EV startup and it’s not just because I remember what happened the first time around.
Last year, we found out that the company was using some shady techniques to hype the product by sockpuppeting on articles.
I think Fisker has an uphill battle in front him when it comes to giving credibility to his latest EV startup, but I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt because his designs are just so damn good.
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