Karma Reveals Its First Fully Electric Car, the GTE With a 400 Mile Range

by Denis Gurskiy

Karma Automotive, the successor of the past Fisker brand which made the Karma originally (now known as the Karma Revero, I know, confusing), has announced that their Revero lineup will be finally getting a fully electric car, with the top-spec version planned to have 400 miles of range.

It has been a wonder to me and others why Karma had not planned to have a fully electric version of the Revero. The base Revero already has 50 miles of all-electric range and the Revero GT has 80 miles, that’s already much more than basically any other plug-in, why no go in the deep end? This question was apparently heard and Karma has decided to expand their Revero lineup with a GTE, joining the base Revero, Revero GT, and Revero GTE.

The GTE is expected to make its debut in Spring 2021 with a 75 kWh and 100 kWh version, with ranges of 200 miles and 300 miles respectively. Later in the same year, Karma will release a third version with an undisclosed battery size that will have a range of 400 miles.

It is targeting a 0-60 mph time of about 3.9 seconds or less, however if that will be across the board or only for the top-end model will be left to be seen. The GTE will come with 150 kW fast charging, allowing for a 0-80% charge in less than 30 minutes.

Vlad Kalika, Vice President of Powertrain at Karma Automotive stated:

“The Revero GTE is a testament to Karma’s future and a continuation of the success of our definitive luxury electric Revero GT. The GTE adds diversity to our growing product range, and ushers in a new era of pure all-electric technology – something we are proud to offer both our customers and the mobility industry.”

The GTE, like its siblings, will be built on Karma’s highly configurable E-Flex platform and will be assembled largely by hand at the company’s manufacturing facility in Moreno Valley, Calif. 

Carlos Gonzalez, Vehicle Platforms Manager at Karma Automotive commented on the platform, saying:

“Our Revero GTE is a reflection of Karma’s in-house engineering and technology capabilities. By creating GTE on a Karma E-Flex Platform, we can showcase another mobility option for customers who have shown interest in this sustainable solution, in addition to potential partner companies interested in the platform technology for their own use.”

The Spring 2021 date is set for North America, with availability for Europe and China set for Fall 2021. Karma stated that they will open up preorders in the next few months.

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