Fisker Loses Supplier For Promised Graphene Batteries

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.

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  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Here we go! A little slight of hand, bait and switch thing going on.

  • salamOOn

    another big bubble…..of nothing.

  • Six_Tymes

    Nanotech Energy, screwing Fisker.

  • SgtBeavis

    In other words, Nanotech Energy made promises they couldn’t keep. What else are they going to focus on? Their entire purpose is to make graphene super capacitors.

    Maybe they are going to focus on their new website. It shows as being in development. Everyone knows that you’ve gotta have your website squared away if you’re going to BS the venture capitalist.

  • John Smith

    This one seems like it’s not Fisker’s fault. The supplier pulled out because the tech was ready and Fisker found the best replacement. I could care less if the battery tech is grapheme or not. If the range is still there along with fast charging capabilities it’s fine.

  • pureworx

    hmm… they sound like grade A bullshitters.. promised something that can’t be achieved to scale and economy.

  • mbsports

    Again and again with this guy. Brother Henrik, I don’t know if entrepreneurship is even in your dna. You did great designing cars for corporations. Then you went out on your own and it all changed for you. And you lost my $200k without so much as a wink.

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