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Karma Automotive reveals solar-powered Revero

Karma Automotive reveals solar-powered Revero image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Karma | posted August 17, 2016 09:35

Each model will come with hand-painted badges

Ever wondered why solar vehicles never used the roof and other top-facing surface to gather solar energy power the vehicle?

If they ever did, it certainly doesn’t look like something you’d ever want to drive – until now.

Karma Automotive, formerly known as Fisker Automotive, has released a sliver of information regarding their latest product, the solar-powered hybrid electric sports car Revero.

The rear of the Karma Revero

Set to be officially launched in early September, the Revero is a luxury automobile that will combine ‘advanced technology and timeless design.’

In order to ensure the highest level of craftsmanship and individuality, badges on the front and rear of the Revero will be painstakingly hand-painted.

As a solar vehicle, Karma Automotive ensures that it will be self-sustainable by giving it a solar roof to gather all the energy it will ever need to power itself, the first model with such a feature that will be sold in the United States of America.

The wheels of the Karma Revero

Existing Karma Automotive owners will be give private access to an exclusive website, which will allow them to reserve a Revero before its official launch on September 8, 2016.

The first look of the Revero has so far been positive according to Karma Automotive. It remains true to the timeless design of a sports car while also integrating cutting-edge technology that the company says has never been seen in a vehicle of this type ever before including a completely redesigned infotainment systems and super-charging capabilities.

The infotainment system of the Karma Revero

"Serving a mass market is not, and never will be, our purpose. The Revero is for a discerning group of individuals who desire beautiful, clean vehicles and a memorable ownership experience.  We are thrilled to start this journey," said Jim Taylor, Chief Revenue Officer of Karma Automotive.