Henrik Fisker Unveils Latest Concept For Electric Vehicle; Set To Rival Tesla [VIDEO]By Patrick J, UniversityHerald Reporter
Renowned Danish designer, Henrik Fisker, is back with his latest concept vehicle: the EMotion. His new company released eye-popping design renders to the internet, in which sources indicated that the new car will be capable of full autonomous driving and is aimed at wealthy consumers. However, Fisker plans to make affordable electric vehicles available to the masses in the future.
Fisker had the same plan back in 2008 when he launched Fisker Automotive. However, following the failure of his previous attempt at an all-electric vehicle, the Fisker Karma, the company went bankrupt in 2013, The Verge reported.
Fisker relaunched the brand under a new company, Fisker Inc. Following a strategy similar to Tesla Motors, the Fisker EMotion is speculated to be as expensive as Tesla's Roadster. Furthermore, his future models will be affordable like the Tesla Model 3.
Fisker has an extensive background in automotive design. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Switzerland and began his career with a BMW design team, Car and Driver reported. At BMW, he helped design the Z07 concept that eventually became the production Z8. He went on to join Ford and later joined Aston Martin as a Chief Designer and worked on the DB9 and V8 Vantage.
Also, as CEO of HF Design, Fisker worked together with Galpin Auto Sports (from "Pimp My Ride") to create the 2015 Ford Mustang Galpin Rocket. The result was intended to capture the 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500's essence. The Galpin Mustang debuted back in the 2014 LA Auto Show.
The EMotion certainly looks futuristic enough, with sleek lines, butterfly doors, a low aerodynamic hood and a large sweeping front windshield. Fisker also promised that the car will have more space than the competitors' interiors. His design includes infotainment screens that are ergonomically placed in the interior for both front and rear passengers.