Henrik Fisker Wants You To Know About His Doors

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems
henrik fisker wants you to know about his doors

Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO Fisker, Inc., surprised many earlier this month when he revealed his fledgling company plans to produce a new car bearing his name. Some critics who remembered the ill-fated Fisker Karma scoffed.

Well, the Danish businessman is attempting to close the doors on murmurings of overblown hype by showing off a different set of doors. Naturally, he did so in a befitting venue for shadowy electric car executives — Twitter.

Fisker posted the image above with the message, “A Breakthrough: Innovative new butterfly doors in our new Fisker model, for easier ingress/egress. More next week…”

The company claims it will unveil an electric vehicle in the second half of 2017 that uses cutting-edge battery technology to achieve impressive range. According to Fisker, the technology came from the fertile minds of UCLA professors and differs from the conventional lithium-ion battery packs seen in regular EVs. Fisker Nanotek, a private corporation based in northern California, will build them.

If the tweeted photo is indeed the 400-mile EV Fisker claims to be building, he clearly took some notes from Tesla. Sure, they’re not the “falcon wing” doors of the Model X, but they’re certainly distinctive. Fancy doors generate hype, you know. (And in Tesla’s case, headaches.)

As for the car itself, the vehicle’s styling borrows cues from the departed Fisker Karma and resurrected Karma Revero, which rose from the ashes of its former owner. It looks shorter than the Karma, and has a profile not unlike the Tesla Model 3.

The nature of Fisker’s looming announcement is anyone’s guess. As we’ve seen with another company, the announcement rarely matches the magnitude of the tweet.

[Image: Twitter]

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  • Voyager Voyager on Oct 21, 2016

    What's disappointing, is that designers (like Fisker) don't come up with something new. Electric propulsion means that you no longer have to have a front section and boot. As a matter of fact, that's just front storage in the Tesla Model S. Since he does not seem to enjoy the backing of a major brand nor of a major investor, Fisker's plans feel a bit like what Paul Elio is doing - hoping to create enough momentum to make it to production.

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    • Blackcloud_9 Blackcloud_9 on Oct 21, 2016

      @jhefner Exactly, this is what made the VW Bus an "interesting" vehicle to look at - not so safe to drive.

  • Brettc Brettc on Oct 21, 2016

    Looks like that's Russ Hanneman's next car, assuming he has enough commas to buy it.