New Karma Electric Car Has Tesla-Crushing 400-Mile Range

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0-62 mph will take less than 3.9 seconds.

Last year, Karma lifted the wraps off the new Revero GT, a much-improved evolution of the Fisker Karma. With a hybrid setup combining the 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine from a BMW i8 and two electric motors, the Revero GT's powertrain produces 536 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque, enabling the luxury sedan to sprint from 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds. It also offers an all-electric driving range of 80 miles.

This won't be the only version of the Revero available, however, as Karma has announced the Revero GTE will launch in spring 2021 as the company's first-ever electric car. It will be sold alongside the original Revero, GTS, and GT. Two versions of the Revero GTE will initially be available. The entry-level model will use a 75-kWh lithium-ion battery and offer 200 miles of range, while the 100-kWh battery version increases the range to 300 miles.

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2020 Karma Revero GT Front Angle View Karma
2020 Karma Revero GT Rear View Driving Karma

Later in the year, a "hyper-range" version will join the lineup with an estimated range of 400 miles. This beats the Tesla Model S Long Range, which is rated at 373 miles by the EPA, although the final range could be lower when the EPA rates the Karma Revero GTE.

Impressively, Karma estimates the Revero GTE can accelerate from 0-62 mph in less than 3.9 seconds and will also feature electronic torque vectoring. Using a DC 150kW fast charger, the Revero GTE can be charged up to 80 percent in under 30 minutes. Karma says it will share more details about the hyper-range version at a later date.

"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.

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2020 Karma Revero GT Front View Driving Karma
2020 Karma Revero GT Rear View Driving Karma

"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."

Underpinning the Revero GTE will be Karma's revolutionary E-Flex platform, which can accommodate extended range and battery-electric powertrains. "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."

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2020 Karma Revero GT Top View Karma
2020 Karma Revero GT Front View Driving Karma

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