BMW’s EV tech will power future Karma cars

News | April 26th, 2016 by 8
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Luxury electric-vehicle manufacturer Fisker is planning a comeback under a new name and technology. Now owned by Chinese auto parts company Wanxiang Group, the formerly …

Luxury electric-vehicle manufacturer Fisker is planning a comeback under a new name and technology. Now owned by Chinese auto parts company Wanxiang Group, the formerly called Fisker Automotive has moved production tools and equipment to California from Finland and plans to start selling their cars under the Revero name. The new name is a combination of the Latin “re” and “vero,” which the company says translates to “truth.”

The company is developing a luxury electric car and plans to unveil it this summer. The new car uses BMW AG electric vehicle control and charging systems under an agreement reached last year. The components will allow Karma to keep the original design of the car.

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Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid

The company has been holding events with existing Fisker Karma owners to provide service and give upgrades to the electronics, and says 80 percent of them plan to upgrade to the new model. Karma also is considering whether to employ a direct-sales model similar to Tesla Motors Inc., or partner with franchised dealers.

Karma now has 500 employees, mostly in Costa Mesa.

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[Source: WSJ]

8 responses to “BMW’s EV tech will power future Karma cars”

  1. maxnix says:

    Better quality control and they could get somewhere.

  2. Icebreakerr says:

    Horatiu Boeriu have a look at this link below scroll and read what scott is saying about the Z5 M roadster theres two spy shots even 1 close up where u can see the kidneys looks like its going to be a very good looking sports car. whats it a rival to? jag f type? boxster TT?
    http://g30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1144727&page=11

    • Horatiu B. says:

      How many times did I tell you about Scott and what he knows? Do you really believe everything he posts? Do you truly believe he works for BMW?

      • Icebreakerr says:

        Oh I thought he did something for marketing? I must have forgot lol I won’t believe anything he says now though lol

        • Horatiu B. says:

          He says he does, but I can tell you that no one from marketing would be on forums posting things all day long. And no one from BMW has sanctioned an employee to do what he does. Forums are the perfect place to create an online persona and get away with it.

  3. […] Fisker Karma gets a second chance at life with an updated version called the Karma Revero, a plug-in hybrid targetting the BMW i8, Tesla […]

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