This is not the first time he tried with electric cars. https://www.autoblog.com/2011/…es-a-silver-fisker-karma/
New thing is better battery. He built those cars at that time in Finland. I don't know is this related, but there is also company in Finland now researching solid batteries enablling longer ranges. They are rather close to market, but cycle count needs to be improved first. They claim that they have been approached by several big e-car manufacturers.