“BMW will supply Karma Automotive with their latest powertrain components, including high voltage battery charging systems and a wide range of hybrid and EV systems.” “Karma Automotive will integrate the first BMW components into its plug-in hybrid flagship vehicle, which will re-launch in 2016. The next generation of vehicles already in development will utilize more of BMW’s powertrain technology.”
Karma Chief Marketing Officer Jim Taylor says that this initial deal with BMW could lead to a large collaboration in the future.
“Carmakers buy parts from other carmakers, especially in expensive areas like powertrain technology,” Taylor said. “As we launch the vehicle under the new name Karma, using BMW components will be a big help to the brand.”
The original Fisker Karma was powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four supplied by General Motors, with a lithium-ion battery pack from A123 systems.
Expect more information to be released soon!