Karma Revero Hybrid Unveiled With New Solar Charging Roof

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Karma RoveroThe Karma always comes back to you! And this time, its back with the new Karma Revero.

Legendary car designer Henrik Fisker released the original Fisker Karma, a $100,000 hybrid sedan, as part of Fisker Automotive in 2011. When Fisker Automotive went bankrupt that same year, it was taken over by Chinese company Wanxiang, which changed the name to Karma Automotive and unveiled the Karma Revero Thursday.

Not much details are available on the Karma Revero, but there are reports that it has a top speed of 125 miles per hour and can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds. But the most innovative feature is its solar roof. The Karma Revero will be the first car US consumers can buy that has a solar roof, the company claims.

We think that means that it will contribute some extra power and autonomy to the car’s main power pack, rather than just charging the battery like the original. The Karma will likely use vehicle control and charging systems from BMW, according to an earlier report from the WSJ. “There are huge, serious, major upgrades throughout the electronics systems, wiring, charging, battery,” Karma Marketing Director Jim Taylor

“There are huge, serious, major upgrades throughout the electronics systems, wiring, charging, battery,” Karma Marketing Director Jim Taylor said in April. If accurate, that should address the Fisker Karma’s dependability issues. It will also have a new, simple-to-use infotainment system, as Karma said “if you like a 200-page supplement to the owner’s manual … look elsewhere.

Karma Revero Infotainment System

Like the original Fisker Karma, the Revero is expected to cost around $100,000. According to a countdown on the company’s website, you’ll just have to wait few more days for a full reveal.

Karma Automotive, which is owned by Wanxiang Group, will officially debut the vehicle at a launch party for the media and owners in Laguna Beach, California on September 8. A pre-order window for the Revero will open up for Fisker owners that same day.

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