For Today: Fisker EMotion debut at CES 2018, More on Volkswagen ID Buzz

Fisker EMotion debut:  Henrik Fisker will be launching the Fisker Emotion all-electric sedan at CES 2018 in January. It will have a starting price of $129,000 and will compete directly with the Tesla Model S and Faraday Future FF 91. Technology features include an energy dense battery pack that can be charged in just nine minutes, LiDAR for Level 4 autonomous driving, and a range that Fisker claims will go beyond 400 miles.

Possible carsharing alliance:  Daimler and BMW may be in talks to combine their car sharing services, according to the chief executive of European car rental company Sixt. BMW works with Six on tis DriveNow car sharing service and Daimler has been running the Car2Go brand for several years. They’re exploring the market potential for pay-per-use mobility services competing with Uber and Lyft.

More on I.D. Buzz:  Volkswagen brand CEO Herbert Diess may be announcing production details on the all-electric VW I.D. Buzz microbus tomorrow beach at Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, Calif. That event has always been an elegant setting for announcing luxury and performance vehicle offerings, with Mercedes-Benz likely to use it for showing a Maybach luxury roadster this year. The Buzz is one of three I.D. EVs that the German automaker will be launching in the near future.

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