Karma Revero “Delivery Day” Sees First Cars Head To Customers

3 months ago by Jay Cole 41

First Karma Reveros Leave California For Retailers In North America

As earlier promised, The Karma Revero has officially entered the US market, as the company celebrated “Delivery Day” with some 800 of its employees.

The first Reveros left the Karma production facility in Moreno Valley in California, headed to retail locations for delivery to customers in the US and Canada.

“Karma has moved from a product development company to an automotive manufacturer,” said Jim Taylor, Chief Revenue Officer.  “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.”

After a short ride on some transport trucks, the vehicles are expected to start to arrive by week’s end at Karma’s ten dealers in North America.

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 details here (full spec sheet below).

Below: Karma Revero Gallery

2017 Karma Revero Spec Sheet (click to enlarge)

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41 responses to "Karma Revero “Delivery Day” Sees First Cars Head To Customers"

  1. Warren says:

    Remarkable to meet promised delivery dates nowadays, LOL.

  2. Longvsshort says:

    Model S. Plus style. Minus substance. Karma revero.

  3. ffbj says:

    Pretty slow. Good looking car though.

    1. offib says:

      Clearly you’ve only ever traveled via roller coaster all your life if you’re gonna call it slow.

  4. AlphaEdge says:

    I never liked this car much, till I saw one in person. It’s beautiful.

    1. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

      Same here.

      Up close and seeing it on the road, it’s a pretty sweet looking ride.

      They should’ve made an all electric version also.

      1. Tom says:

        I’m pretty sure raising a car company from the dead is pretty hard all by itself and perhaps biting off a BEV is a little bit of a reach during that process.

    2. unlucky says:

      The grille is not good. The rest is pretty good.

  5. Marli says:

    Fancy volt\Ampera

    1. DJ says:

      Just like how a Model S is a fancy Leaf amiright!?!?!?

      1. Just_Chris says:

        Pretty much, and an Aston martin is just a really fancy mini. Pretty much all cars travel at the same speed on the worlds increasingly congested roads. I think that this is a great addition to the market, there will always be those who don’t want a Tesla or who want a fancy volt this gives them another option.

        Not my thing but it is good to see it back again.

        1. Tom says:

          Agreed. I get amused by EV gans that judge everything by absolute electric range and the purity of BEV. If all car purchases were made as the result of a carefully weighted practicality equation, we’d all drive a Hyundai. Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, etc would not exist. Why by a 7 series BMW when you can buy a Toyota Corolla? The right answer to that question is ‘because I can’.

          1. Alonso Perez says:

            Anything with 50 miles or more AER gets my vote. But I don’t think I’m a purist for being down on those 20-mile hybrids. Sure it’s better than nothing, but none of them are cheap. They are hobbled by design more than necessity, and that deserves little respect.

        2. WARREN says:

          I thought an Aston Martin is a Focus EV?

      2. philip d says:

        I would have expected a $130,000 PHEV to be more than just 1/2 second faster to 60 in EV mode than my Volt.

  6. Someone out there says:

    Or you could just buy a Volt

    1. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

      About 5 Volts……lol

    2. Nix says:

      Why spend all that money on a Volt, when you could have bought an iMiev cheaper? Why get an iMiev, when you could get a Mahindra Reva? Why get a Reva when you can get an electric bicycle or scooter? Why get an electric bike, when you can just walk?

      Why bother walking, when you can sit in your basement all day and troll? right someone?

  7. SparkEV says:

    What’s with the long hood? Is that a giant frunk to hide dead bodies? 😀

    1. Nix says:

      It is a PHEV. They put the ICE engine there. And shockingly, even though it is a 4-cyl, it is crammed in there pretty tight.

      1. unlucky says:

        The had to have room for the generator too. A very large one because it is a pure serial hybrid. Or at least it was when it was the Fisker Karma. Has that changed?

        1. SparkEV says:

          You guys didn’t get my joke. Dead bodies as in dead dino juice eater as in ICE engine, and inefficient (dead tech) serial hybrid stuff. Frunk basically holds dead “bodies”.

          1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

            You’re right, we didn’t. It takes two people to communicate, and I don’t think the failure was on our end.

  8. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    I personally don’t care for the style, especially not the highly exaggerated front end, but to each his own.

    “For people who like that kind of thing, this is the kind of thing they like.” ―- Artemus Ward 😉

    It’s great to see someone making a success of reviving a failed plug-in EV. From all reports, they’ve significantly improved the quality (and hopefully the reliability) of the car. I don’t know if this company will succeed long-term, but I wish them much success!

    Go Karma!

  9. ModernMarvelFan says:

    For that much, I would rather have a BMW i8.

    1. Just_Chris says:

      I’d rather have a leaf and a deposit for a house.

      1. ModernMarvelFan says:

        People in that price segment won’t be satisfied with a LEAF and probably already bought a house with more than 4 garage spaces ready for this “show off weekend” car.

    2. Nix says:

      It certainly is a BMW i8 competitor. The Revero gives you much more EV range than the i8, at the cost of being slower.

      BMW i8 —
      More futuristic looks
      Faster
      only 15 miles of EV range.

      Karma Revero —
      More of a sleek ICE look
      Slower
      ~50 miles of EV range

    3. Volt says:

      Why? The Karma is more unique, practical and has more EV range than the i8

      Red Karma > any i8

  10. HVACman says:

    I’m pretty sure management placed a standing order to not park any of them on the dock in Jersey…

    1. Nix says:

      *laugh* I’m sure they also have a standing order not to build the batteries on incorrectly calibrated manufacturing equipment too!

  11. Martin T. says:

    Nice looking car, but I hope one NEVER parks next to me – those sharp over extended rear doors will dint the crap out of the car next to it. What were they thinking ?

    1. Tom says:

      Pretty sure they were thinking the owner of one of those cars won’t be parking next to you any time soon.

    2. Alonso Perez says:

      Can’t blame a company for wanting to leave a mark!

  12. AK says:

    The exterior is still different, and interesting after all these year. But that interior. YIKES. Go look at anything, i8, Range Rover, R8, La Ferrari, literally ANYTHING ELSE. They need to update and simplify it fast.

    1. Nix says:

      The interior is definitely dated. It has been nearly a decade since they first designed it. It was a very original interior back when it was shown in the 2009 Detroit autoshow. But it isn’t 2009 anymore.

      With that said, I think they were trying to appeal more to Bentley tastes, with their more over-the-top type of styling that is designed to make the statement that you aren’t in just any other car with an interior like every other car:

      1. Tom says:

        Not sure what you are getting at. The interior I see has completely redesigned instrumentation and is far less busy and complicated than my 2015 Ford Fusion platinum edition. Also this car is being marketed to people who take oddness as being a feature.

        1. JoeP says:

          Maybe that explains why I like it.

  13. Volt says:

    And not a single Red Karma. All the bland colors. Yawn.

    Let’s see the Red!

  14. Volt says:

    And how is it slow? The Model S 85 does 0-60 in 5.4 seconds and is very quick.

    Standard 85 hauls ass. So this Revero can’t be “slow” rofl

    1. ItsNotAboutTheMoney says:

      If you pay $123k for a Model S, it won’t be doing 0-60 in 5.4 seconds.

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