Karma Automotive executives say it will be ready to release a new model, the Karma Revero GTE, in the spring of 2021.
The GTE will be the company’s first all-electric vehicle and furthers the Southern California-based company’s signature luxury, sustainability and technology offerings. The current Revero features a plug-in hybrid powertrain designed to allow the car to operate on electric power most of the time.
The Revero GTE will join the GTS, GT and original Revero as the fourth model in Karma’s Revero family, initially offering two versions – both 200-mile and 300-mile range configurations.
“The Revero GTE is a testament to Karma’s future and a continuation of the success of our definitive luxury electric Revero GT,” says Vlad Kalika, vice president of Powertrain at Karma Automotive. “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 vehicle is offered in two models including a standard range option of approximately 200 miles total range with a 75kWh nickel manganese cobalt lithium-ion battery, and an extended range with 300 miles total range and a 100kWh NMC battery.
Using DC 150kW Fast Charging, GTE will reach 80% charge in under 30 minutes. Through AC charging at 11kW, the GTE will achieve a full charge overnight. Additional details on the hyper-range version will be available at a later date.
Later in the year, hyper-range version with an estimated range of 400 miles will be available. Together, the GTE line-up will offer customer choice of ranges.
Built on the Karma E-Flex Platform, the GTE will also feature technology from the company’s recently announced platform development initiative, designed to offer new electric mobility solutions to partners through highly versatile extended range battery applications to all-electric chassis systems.
“Our Revero GTE is a reflection of Karma’s in-house engineering and technology capabilities,” added Carlos Gonzalez, Vehicle Platforms manager at Karma Automotive.
“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,” he added.
The new 2021 Revero GTE is expected by engineers to race 0-60 mph in less than 3.9 seconds and feature electronic torque vectoring.
Like its predecessors, the Revero GTE will be assembled largely by hand at Karma’s Innovation and Customization Center, the company’s manufacturing facility in Moreno Valley, California.