Fisker makes a play to grab Teslas EV crown with its M3-rivalling EMotion sports car

Battle of the electric cars.

Car manufacturer Fisker is intent on taking the fight of electric cars directly to rivals with its new battery and vehicle.

The company plans on selling its EMotion in 2019, and it's targeted directly at industry darling Telsa's Model 3.

But even as Tesla pushes production to 5000 units by the end of August, California-based Fisker is determined to make its presence electric.

"Our patent-pending Fisker Flexible Solid-State Battery is one of our core technologies that will provide Fisker (and the industry - both automotive and the consumer electronics industry) with class-leading range, charging, safety and cost benefits," Fisker boss Henrik Fisker told Wheels24 in an exclusive interview.

The company - founded in 2007 - recently announced In-Wheel eDrive tech in its Orbit autonomous electric shuttle.

EMotion electric car

But central to electric vehicles (EVs) is the battery; Fisker said the power unit has 2.5 times the energy density of Lithium-Ion batteries.

However, the jewel in Fisker's crown is the recently announced EMotion which will feature some of the company's battery and charging technology.

Top speed for the four seater car will hit an M3-rivalling 257km/h albeit with four-wheel drive and an electric range of 643km.

Comparatively, the Model 3 features a range of 539km and a top end of 226km/h.

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