Saturday, July 1, 2017

Here’s a First-Ever Look at the New Electric Vehicle That Charges in 9 Minutes

Fisker CEO Henrik Fisker has unveiled a prototype of his luxury electric vehicle (EV) — the EMotion — on Twitter, ahead of the official unveiling event that will occur later today. Pre-orders for the $129,000 vehicle have also opened, which require a $2000 deposit. Production of the car is set to begin in 2019.
The quick-charging, fast-moving
 electric vehicle, but do we need it.
The car will, reportedly, have a range of over 643 km (400 miles), a top speed of 260 km/h (161 m/h), a charge time of nine minutes for 100 km (62 miles), and utilizes the wonder material graphene in its battery, which was developed in collaboration with Nanotech Energy Inc. Fisker has previously announced that the car’s other salient feature is fully autonomous driving capabilities.

The development of EVs at all ends of the spectrum is pivotal to the success of the technology. Fisker’s price indicates he is aiming for the luxury car price range, and if the figures stand up to scrutiny, the vehicle will be able to compete with its petrol or diesel powered counterparts.

(The development of electric vehicles (EV) follows a predictable and understandable trajectory, but it is one that needs to be disrupted. Most of the EVs developed to this stage, outside those used in truly commercial operations, have been squarely directed at the private ownership market. Privately owned cars are only useful if they have a publicly owned infrastructure on which they can be operated. Such an infrastructure and the subsequent flow-on industries need to support that private fleet of motor vehicles are contrary what is needed if we are to have any chance of avoiding catastrophic climate change.

The wonderful technology that makes this latest array of EVs possible should be applied to creating and building an advanced and sophisticated public transport system - Robert McLean).

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