Henrik Fisker Back in the EV Game, Announces Breakthrough Battery Tech

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If you remember a few years ago, there was a car company named Fisker. They made an electric hybrid sportscar, called Karma. But the karma of the Karma wasn’t so positive, and after the New York floods caused by hurricane Sandy in 2012, the Fisker went bankrupt and got sold to a Chinese company.

Now, unable to refrain himself from doing what he knows best, Henrik Fisker is back in the news, with his latest tweet about a brand-new electric sportscar, with a revolutionary battery technology that would enable customers to travel 400 miles on a charge.

The Original Fisker is back. I am very proud to be launching Fisker Inc. With a game changing battery technology..

Fisker takes the tested Tesla route – he wants to make a premium car and then something for the masses, for up to $40k.

We have really been working in stealth mode. For the last two years I have been looking at battery technologies and wanted to see if there was something that could really give us a new paradigm. 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. Now we have the technology that nobody else has. And there is nobody even close to what we are doing out there.

They even got a super-secret battery division, called Fisker Nanotech, working at the UCLA. However, Fisker’s company doesn’t intend to produce the batteries and the car, but rather to have an OEM make them under their own name and old logo.

Despite the scandalous exit of his company made waves in the electric car industry, the war with Elon Musk and all he’s lost, Henrik fisker proves he’s still a player and is not giving up on his ideas. This shows determination and a more powerful will to succeed. I’m starting to like this guy, a lot.

photo (c) Henrik Fisker 

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  • Tim Jonson

    “Now, unable to refrain himself from doing what he knows best…” Oh, look. Another illiterate reporter.

  • carmiturchick

    No factory, no battery factory, no financing, a business plan that just really does not work for electric cars because there is not adequate quality control or cost control…and his breakthrough battery technology is nearly sure to be a failure or outright fraud. Why would someone who had such a breakthrough work with Fisker instead of going to Tesla or GM or VW or Toyota? They would not.

    Fisker is good at designing cars. He is not good at being a company CEO, or good at engineering, or good at battery science. He should go work at Faraday Futures or NextEV or GM. I am sure they can all use design help. Better yet, Toyota is desperate and turning out cars that redefine ugly.

    • Tim Jonson

      Well said, especially that last part. I can’t even look at the Prius Prime.