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Nobody Seems To Like The Karma Revero

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Nobody Seems To Like The Karma Revero

The car you used to know as the Fisker Karma, now the Karma Revero, seems to have bad karma. So far, just about every reviewer who’s driven the thing has hated on it big time. I haven’t had the misfortune of climbing behind the Revero’s wheel, but it sounds like a painful experience.

For example, Hannah Elliott of Bloomberg had three good points to highlight about the Revero. One was that it’s expensive, so some people will buy it is as status symbol. Another is that it uses electricity for propulsion. So does a Prius. The third is that the car looks unique, but not that it’s good-looking, because it’s not.

As far as the experience of driving the thing, Elliott emphasized that it lumbered like a rhinoceros (my words). In other words, it handles like garbage, but can go straight with the best of them. The thing tips the scale at 5,500 pounds, or more than some fairly large SUVs.

This doesn’t sound like the car that’s supposed to eat the Model S’ lunch. It rides on old tech, has horrible range, and obviously lacks refinement, even when compared to the not-entirely-polished Teslas.

Thankfully, Karma is working on a new vehicle. Hopefully it’s better than the Revero, because it has to be.

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Steven has been writing about cars and other transportation issues worldwide for over ten years. His love for cars started long before he can remember, with Corvettes and 911s being his first car-crushes. Since then, he has owned many types of vehicles and has come to appreciate a wide variety of models, the diverse car culture groups, and the automotive industry in general.


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