In case you missed it, Fisker Automotive is dead and in its place is Karma Automotive. The company has finally revealed the production version of the Revero, which will launch into the market in less than a month.
If you’re thinking the Revero looks familiar, that’s because it’s based on the Fisker Karma. There are a number of changes. One of the biggest is the solar roof, which Karma says can actually generate enough electricity to run the car.
While it’s a small change, the new Karma badge is pretty unique. Each one is painted by hand, something you just don’t see on mainstream cars. It’s a statement about the company’s commitment not only to quality, but to providing a unique experience. In other words, don’t call Karma the wanna-be Tesla, because it’s striking out in a different direction.
Karma says the infotainment system for the Revero will be revolutionary. Since I haven’t been able to see it in action, the jury’s definitely out on that one. Supposedly it’s simple and intuitive, something that pretty much no infotainment system achieves.
Like the old Fisker Karma, the Revero is a range-extended electric car, like the Chevrolet Volt. That means it has a gasoline engine that acts as a generator to recharge the battery as needed, while the electric motors actually propel the car forward.