The cat is finally out of the bag – Fisker Inc has unveiled its new luxury all-electric grand tourer at the 2018 Consumer Electrics Show in Las Vegas. The car, affectionately named the EMotion, spans 5,085 mm in length (3,018.5 mm wheelbase) and 1.4 metres in height, making it a full 122 mm longer than the lengthy Volvo S90 T8.

It’s expensive as well, with a base price of USD $130,000 (RM520k). But what does it offer to command such a high starting price? Well firstly, it’s built from carbon-fibre and aluminium, and will feature a number of electric motors on board to produce about 790 hp. Drive will be sent to all four wheels, with company CEO Henrik Fisker claiming a century sprint time of under three seconds. Its top speed? Somewhere in the region of 260 km/h.

The numbers certainly seem impressive, but what’s more interesting is the ultra-fast charging capability. According to Fisker, the EMotion will be fitted with the company’s state-of-the-art graphene solid-state batteries that can receive 200 km of charge in under nine minutes. At full charge, the car has a minimum EV range of 640 km, which means it technically requires less than 30 minutes to completely charge up the batteries.

Two weeks ago, Fisker told Autocar that ultra-fast charging is possible because the batteries apparently have the highest energy density in the world, or 2.5 times that of lithium ion batteries. Fisker said that this technology will one day enable ranges of more than 800 km on a single charge and charging times as low as one minute – that’s faster than filling up a gas tank!

When the new battery was detailed last November, Fisker opined that automotive production grade units will be ready by 2023, but the timeline has been aggressively updated to 2020, with claims that personal electronics battery production could arrive as early as this year.

However, at launch, Fisker plans to fit the EMotion with a lithium-ion battery pack provided by LG Chem, the same company that provides batteries to Chevrolet for the Bolt EV, though solid-state batteries are promised for the future, according to Green Car Reports.

As for the EMotion’s design, we think it’s pretty sleek, considering its length and coupe-esque proportions. The exterior body has LIDAR seamlessly integrated into the front and rear of the car, and the door handles sit flush into the body. It rolls on 24-inch carbon-fibre wheels as standard, wrapped with low rolling-resistance Pirelli tyres.

All four doors swing upwards (Fisker Butterfly Doors) when opened, and each door is equipped with touch sensitive sensors to monitor the proximity of the car’s surroundings and smoothly open up and out of the way. All this can be done through a smartphone.

Inside, driver and occupants are treated to “ultra-soft premium leather” that’s finished in either Caramel or Midnight Black. A four-seat configuration is standard, but customers can choose to go with a rear bench that accommodates three, making it a five-seater. Fisker was the first car brand to offer a vegan interior for the Karma as an option, and will do so again with the EMotion, most probably as a range-topping option.

Features include three driver-oriented screen with a curved centre display, inductive wireless charging ports and special holsters for four smartphones, carbon-fibre centre console with space for tablets and loose items, four electrically adjustable first-class seats and an individual four-zone adjustable tinted (electrochromic) glass roof. A 27-inch curved rear screen display is a “Chauffeur Edition” option.

The Fisker EMotion will be a low volume model that will hit markets in 2019, but no immediate plans have been revealed as yet. Instead, Fisker told the press that the EMotion “will be produced in the United States at a location that is to be announced during the second half of 2018.”

In closing, Fisker said “we are truly entering a new era in the way the world thinks about vehicles, the way EVs are charged and the way personal consumer electronics are powered, with Fisker Inc. now clearly at the forefront of that revolution through our worldwide launches at CES. With the EMotion, we’re introducing edgy, dramatic and emotionally-charged design/proportions – complemented with technological innovation that moves us into the future. That design balance is what has made the Fisker brand emotionally connect with our consumers.”