Saturday, May 28, 2022
News Fisker Planning To Unveil $40k Electric Vehicle On March 18th

Fisker Planning To Unveil $40k Electric Vehicle On March 18th

The Fisker name is well known in the car business but not necessarily for the right reasons. This is why this new affordable EV Tweet is being received with lots of skepticism.

Henrik Fisker is one of the better-known modern-day car designers thanks to credits involving the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9, a superyacht and a number of cars bearing his name. He’s been an active designer for three decades and in the last two, founded numerous companies.

In 2007, he was hired by Tesla to help design the Model S but the car he’s best known for is the Fisker Karma which launched in 2011. The plug-in hybrid gained loads of traction thanks to celebrity endorsements and huge loan guarantees from the US department of Energy. Issues arose with battery supplier A123 but this was only one of the many bugs that have plagued Fisker so far in the 21st Century.

In the last 11 years or so alone, Henrik Fisker has been involved in various lawsuits, hearings, and other such instances where he was forced to defend himself. Whether or not he deliberately or accidentally “borrowed” designs or technology ideas from others has so far never been proven. The unfortunate side effect of all this is that even though Fisker has generated some interesting cars in his career, his reputation falls short of being “good.”

This is why lots of skepticism surrounds Fisker’s tweet that he will unveil a “close” to $40,000 pure electric vehicle” on March 18th. There are many reasons as to why few believe that there will be such a car. The first is that he officially unveiled its new EMotion all-electric vehicle with a 400-mile range more than 14 months ago. The other is that right around the same time, he claimed a breakthrough in solid-state battery technology which would accept a 500-mile range charge in only 1-minute of charging.

So far, we’ve not seen the EMotion electric vehicle and have only read that the company is producing 20 solid-state battery cells a week. Teasing the launch of a $40k car, and building and selling it, before actually delivering the $100k electric car introduced over a year ago seems unlikely if we’re to compare these plans to Tesla’s actual experience with its product.

The interwebs are also saying that Fisker’s only introducing this car now in order to ride on his old employer’s coattails as they will unveil the Model Y on March 14th

We’ve been fans of Fisker’s completed cars with the possible exceptions of the Fisker Latigo and Tramonto… We’ll be keeping an eye on the man and will report back to you as early as next week.

Trending Now

Study Says: 24% of Americans are Very Likely to Consider an EV

This is a 4% increase over last year The study shows most Americans either like EVs or they dislike them, with little middle...

General Motors Could Add a Second Charging Port to Some of its EVs

Patent images show a pickup with two charging ports next to one another Since GM separated its 800 Volt battery into two 400...

Upcoming Euro 7 Regulation Will Include Limitations to Particulate Emissions from Brake Pads

The latest regulations will also focus on reducing nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides emitted by cars. Tires and brake components are under scrutiny...

Over 280,000 North American Hyundai Vehicles Recalled, 42,000 in Canada

Hyundai's U.S. arm has announced a recall campaign involving 281,000 vehicles in North America, approximately 239,000 in the United States and 42,000 in Canada....

The 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid is teased in a few more pictures

Honda says the CR-V hybrid features a new, sportier powertrain The images show a part of the front and the rear of the...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.