Tesla's Rival is Back: Fisker Launches an All-New Battery-Car Company

Tesla's Rival is Back: Fisker Launches an All-New Battery-Car Company

Tesla's Rival is Back: Fisker Launches an All-New Battery-Car Company

The new Fisker, Inc. plans to launch a new line of long-range electric vehicles that will rival the likes of upstart Tesla Motors, as well as the more mainstream manufacturers now pushing into the battery-car business. Founded in 2007, Fisker Automotive built fewer than 2,000 cars through 2012 while burning through $1.4 billion in private investments and taxpayer-funded loans from the U.S. Department of Energy.

The designer credited with creating the BMW Z8, Aston Martin V8 Vantage and Aston Martin DB9, saw his Fisker Automotive Inc. go through a structured bankruptcy auction in February 2014, where Wanxiang Group bought certain assets, excluding the Fisker brand.

His new Fisker, Inc. company even has a subsidiary already in Fisker Nanotech, a battery company that will be charged to supply the batteries that Fisker claims uses graphene to "extend its range and life and reducing charging time".

Fisker Inc., the brainchild of Henrik Fisker, is set to unveil a new electric vehicle in the latter half of the next year. On top of that, we could hear: "Both the technology and the market are more mature now than when we first started out as pioneers in the electric vehicle industry, and our new vehicle will be the most innovative and cutting-edge e-car ever created". We had the strategy of developing the technology as fast as possible without getting tied down to a large organization, which would hold us back.

His company Fisker, Inc.is going to come out with a brand new electric vehicle in 2017.

"With our game-changing battery technology, now is the time to develop more affordable, mass market vehicles", Fisker said.

"It will definitely be something that when you see it, it will look completely different".

Henrik Fisker worked on the original design of the Tesla Model S, before Tesla accused Fisker and partner Bernhard Koehler of stealing trade secrets while working for Tesla later used in the formation of the original Fisker Automotive. The Fisker Karma certainly had some faults, but the look and style of the vehicle wasn't one of them, in most people's opinions. By 2013, though, the company had filed for bankruptcy.

Fisker has provided a teaser sketch of the company's first vehicle, but it won't be unveiled until mid-2017. It will be sporty and spacious.

If you're Henrik Fisker, it seems, the next step is to start yet another auto company.

Like Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Fisker will stay quite busy heading other companies.

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