Fisker’s goal of bringing the EMotion sedan to the market has hit a major stumbling block after its battery supplier, Nanotech Energy, confirmed that it has left a joint venture with the carmaker.
Henrik Fisker had previously revealed that the all-electric EMotion would be powered by battery cells using graphene developed by Nanotech.
However, in an interview with Automotive News, chairman and acting chief executive of Nanotech Energy, Jack Kavanaugh said it didn’t make sense for the company to go ahead with the partnership.
“In order to meet the timetable for Henrik Fisker, we would have had to just focus on that and that alone. It wasn’t right for us as a company to just focus on one thing,” he said.
According to Fisker, it will now source its batteries from LG Chem, a leading South Korean supplier. Rather than the previously planned graphene cells, the EMotion will instead use the company’s cylindrical lithium-ion NCM chemistry cells.
“This cell from LG Chem, it’s their latest new cell and we have done our own testing of that cell and verified that it will give us the power we need and the capability of fast charging,” Fisker said.
If all goes to plan, Fisker hopes to commence deliveries of the EMotion in late 2019.