Karma Automotive presented Revero GTS
Karma Automotive presented its new gasoline electric sedan Revero GTS with a target to increase efficiency and technology use in an elegant sports package worth US$150,000.
The new electric vehicle was revealed on November 19 at AutoMobility show in Los Angeles. The car operates on a gasoline-electric transmission - a BMW engine is powered by a generator that charges a 28 kWh NMC lithium-ion accumulator. It provides the GTS with 128 km of electric driving. The car has a full diapason of 580 km when it is completely charged and has a full tank.
GTS has three driving modes: “stealth” for only electric driving, a range extension mode named “sustain”, and “sport”, which integrates the accumulator power output and generator for best performance.
The new sedan has many innovative features: it has a renewed body, including an updated hood, doors, deck cover, side parts and side mirrors. In addition, it accelerates from 0 to 100 kmh in close to 4 seconds. The GTS is equipped with an electronic torque vector, a renewed power steering and is able to speed up to 220 kmh.
The GTS's dual electric motors and all-electric transmission deliver 536 horsepower and 635 lb-ft of torque, which is going to provide a reasonably thrilling drive.
The electric car has innovative driver assistance tools, including blind spot and cross-movement detection, also the newest audio technology and active noise reduction. The information and entertainment system has been advanced on the new model as well and is inclusive of tactile switches, a new touch screen and user interface processor, and the main console.
Karma Automotive reports that it will start development of the vehicle in the beginning of the next year.
In November, the automaker dismissed around two hundred employees from its office in Irvine, California, after a reorganization process that will be targeted on licensing its innovations to other automakers.
Karma’s objective to introduce new technologies and impressive performance in the GTS are worthwhile, given the automaker’s new plan to disclose its assets to other companies for design, engineering, customization, and production. Earlier this week, Karma revealed another fully electric concept car SC2, which delivers a staggering 1,100 horsepower and 10,500 lb-ft of torque and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmh in less than 2 seconds.
The automaker expects the new products will provide him with the instant and long-term fortune needed to thrive. Karma is maintained and owned by Wanxiang, a major Chinese automotive components manufacturing company.