Karma Delivers First Revero

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 18

It’s been a long and rocky road for Karma Automotive, but finally we can report that the first Revero has an owner.

2017 Karma Revero

2017 Karma Revero

Karma Automotive has handed over the keys to its first Revero delivered to its buyer.

The automaker stated:

“It started with a vision, took thousands of hours of design, craftsmanship and innovation, and now it’s here: Our first customer delivery of the 2018 Karma Revero.”

Officially, Karma hosted a delivery day one month ago, but this video captures the very first Revero handover. We expect more deliveries to take place very soon. Karma has a soft sales target of 900 units this year.

Jim Taylor, Chief Revenue Officer at Karma Automotive, stated:

“Karma has moved from a product development company to an automotive manufacturer. We have completed the critical steps to become a true luxury vehicle OEM. The launch is a great accomplishment for our Company and all our team members.”

The Revero starts from $130,000 (and tops out at ~$139,900), can travel up to 50 miles on electricity, and can zip to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds.

Full Karma Revero details here

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21 responses to "Karma Delivers First Revero"

  1. floydboy says:

    Get a used, fully loaded P90DL for around $110,000. Go twice as fast and more than 5 times as far on electricity.

    Oh and get free unlimited supercharging!

    1. Taylor S Marks says:

      I don’t think anybody actually buys a Used Tesla for over $90K. A lot are available, but they sit around for years until Tesla reduces the price down to ~$80K on them.

      If you’re the kind of person who will spend that much money on a used car, you’re willing to pay more to get it new.

      1. floydboy says:

        Sorry, but I’ve watched the number of available used Teslas on the forums and the ev-cpo websites, dropping like flies. Many Well over $100k.

    2. Tom says:

      Yes because free electricity is exactly what people who pay over 100k for a vehicle really need to sell them the product. You might not have noticed but there are several luxury car brands in the world.

      1. floydboy says:

        Doesn’t the Karma commercial itself, mention something about NEEDS and WANTS. Relax protector, it’s just a comparison!

    3. mo says:

      That’s way too much for a used P90DL…

  2. Taylor S Marks says:

    What part of this is supposed to be appealing?

    For about half the price ($74500) you can buy a brand new 75D Model S. Quicker 0-60, 5x as long a range, has the hardware for full autonomy…

    If you’re willing to wait a bit, the Model 3 will likely outperform it in every way, too, at 1/4th the price.

    I put my money on them not even managing 900 deliveries.

    1. William says:

      How about a used Karma? 5 year old Karma with under 7 K total miles, for under $44 K. Those 6 K miles, were some expensive miles for the first owner. So what is the new depreciation schedule for these Brand new fancy Luxury Chevy Volt wanna bees?

      1. William says:

        $ 85 K to drive under a measly 2 K miles a year, for the next 5 years? Just buy a New Tesla Model S, for all the obvious reasons. Pretty simple choice to make!

    2. Nix says:

      Taylor — “What part of this is supposed to be appealing?”

      That is like asking what the appeal is of the BMW i8, Chevy Volt, Prius Prime, Ford PHEV’s, BMW i3 REX, Outlander PHEV (excluding NA market), and a long list of other PHEV’s.

      They fill a market demand for PHEV’s. Whatever personal objections you may have to PHEV’s over EV’s don’t matter, because there absolutely is a market for PHEV’s.

      Specifically, this car competes directly with the BMW i8. Compared to the i8, it offers 3 times the pure electric range, with about 1 second slower 0-60 numbers.

      For potential BMW i8 buyers who specifically want a PHEV (and don’t want a pure EV), and don’t mind sacrificing a bit of performance for more EV range, this is a perfectly logical choice.

      ——————————————–

      “If you’re willing to wait a bit, the Model 3 will likely outperform it in every way, too, at 1/4th the price.”

      If you are willing to wait a bit, Karma is also developing a less expensive car too. Originally it was called the Atlantic. They are targeting around 50K of those per year, at a substantially lower price.

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      “I put my money on them not even managing 900 deliveries.”

      Well, the target is only 3,000. This is a limited production Halo car for their lower priced line of cars that they can now focus on now that the Karma has begun delivery. You may ask, what is the purpose of limited production Halo cars. For the answer, you should talk to Elon about the Roadster, and he can explain it all to you.

      A new green car company is a good thing. More choices is a good thing. Especially more choices for folks who aren’t hard-core EV fanatics. There aren’t enough of us hard-core EV fans to bring about an EV revolution by ourselves. We need them more than they need us, and we have to meet them half way on their terms. That means PHEV’s for now.

  3. John says:

    I was in West Palm Beach 3 weeks ago and saw 5 of them at the Lamborghini dealership

  4. Tom says:

    Hey guys. It is entirely possible those who buy luxury sports cars for over 100k do so for reasons other than practicality….or even best performance.

    1. Rick James says:

      +1, haters gonna hate. Same rationale of why do people who don’t tow anything with a larger family but a minivan vs a large SUV? My Odyssey gets better gas mileage with more space than a comprable Pilot. Bring on the minivan hate, live mine; only wishes Honda had plans in place to make something similar to the Pacifica plugin.

      1. floydboy says:

        I’ve experienced HATE first hand, so maybe dislikers gonna dislike or actually comparers gonna compare?

  5. Brian says:

    I like Tesla’s styling, but the Karma styling and practicality surpass any EV on the market. I hope quality has improved on the Karma’s

  6. Fabian says:

    2017, $ 140000 and He opens the door with his hand.
    Subreal.
    WTeslaF !

  7. Don Zenga says:

    With a seating for 4 with 4 door and 31 mile electric range, this is far better than BMW i8 and Acura NSX.

    Certainly Model-S is great, but that’s in different league and there are some who travel long distance frequently don’t want to wait for charging. And for them Revero is a good solution.

  8. DL says:

    Guy #1 walks up to hottie at bar: “Yeah, got me a new Tesla”.

    Hottie: “Oh, my grandma has one of those. She says it’s, like, soooo quiet. She got it so that she can drive in the carpool lane.”

    Guy #2 walks up: “I just picked up my new Karma Revero.”

    Hottie: “Oooo, do you live nearby?”

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