In a striking display of innovation and ambition, Karma Automotive, once a phoenix rising from the ashes of Fisker Automotive, has unveiled its latest creation, the Kaveya. This announcement, made at the Wynn Concours in Las Vegas, marks a significant pivot in the company’s trajectory, aiming to redefine the landscape of luxury electric vehicles.
Kaveya: The Specs
Karma’s Kaveya is a game-changer in the EV supercar scene. It’s got two flavors: an all-wheel drive with a whopping 1,000+ horsepower and a rear-wheel drive with a respectable 536 horsepower. The all-wheel drive is a beast with a 120 kWh battery, promising over 250 miles of range. It’s quick too, hitting 60 mph from a standstill in under three seconds. Charging? Fast. You’re looking at 10 to 80 percent in just 45 minutes.
Dimensions-wise, the Kaveya is a sizable machine at 187.7 inches long, 78.8 inches wide, and 49.4 inches tall. It sits on a 107-inch wheelbase and tips the scales at 5300 pounds. That’s a lot of car.
What’s the Buzz?
Karma’s president, Marcus McCamon, is all in. He’s been at the helm since March and is dead set on pushing Karma to its limits. “Karma Automotive has experienced its share of highs and lows during the past ten years. I’m intent on fulfilling Karma’s true potential,” he says. His mission? To make Karma a big name in America’s ultra-luxury vehicle market.
Michelle Christensen, VP of Global Design, is on the same page. She’s talking about a rapid design process, cutting down years to just eight months. “Designing vehicles – especially high-end exotic vehicles – historically takes years,” she explains. “But thanks to high-tech collaboration tools, a newfound team alignment on all levels of the company, and Marques’s introduction of low volume production-techniques, it’s taken eight months to conceptualize three gorgeous low, long, fast representations of our new Karma identity, which are futuristic, yet beautifully timeless.”
Karma’s not stopping with the Kaveya. They’ve got the Revero, a range-extended hybrid electric touring sedan, hitting the streets in Q3 2024. And then there’s the Gyesera, a full BEV touring sedan with rear-wheel drive and an 11.6-inch infotainment screen, set for a Q4 2024 debut.
The Bottom Line
Karma’s making moves. With the Kaveya leading the charge, they’re looking to shake up the luxury EV market. It’s a bold step, especially with a price tag north of $300,000. But it’s not just about the car; it’s about making a statement in the EV world.
Karma’s Kaveya is a mix of raw power, sleek design, and cutting-edge tech. It’s a sign of where the EV industry is headed, and Karma’s right there, pushing the envelope.