Karma Group, the Southern California-based high-tech mobility incubator and creator of luxury electric vehicles, used its first major North American auto show presence to showcase its technology, design and product story, during AutoMobility LA and the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.
“Our company is at a time of emergence where our path forward can be explained in greater detail,” said Karma CEO Dr. Lance Zhou, emphasizing that Karma is Southern California’s creator of luxury electric vehicles and the only brand building cars in this region.
“However, Karma is more than just a car company,” he added. “Karma is a high-tech incubator, and a supplier to others who need our engineering, design, customization and manufacturing resources to speed their product development or make use of our ability to apply luxury touches.”
Karma’s Path Forward = Two Platforms + Two Core Technologies + Five Tech Ecosystems
“Karma’s path to future success combines two platforms with two core technologies and five intelligent ecosystems,” Zhou explained, pointing to its family of Revero vehicles as one platform, and Project e-Klipse, an all-electric global platform that will produce several different models starting in 2021 as the second.
“Our two core technologies include both full-electric vehicles, BEVs, and extended range EVs, or EREVs,” Zhou said. “While we fully embrace an all-electric future, we cannot ignore the great benefits extended-range powertrains offer in parallel.”
Karma’s path forward also relies on five intelligent technology ecosystems:
- Karma Skateboard – a modular platform for both BEV and EREV propulsion systems.
- Karma Cockpit – an immersive and personalized traveling environment.
- Karma CarNet – Securely connected vehicles with the power of 5G technology.
- Karma Drive – Passive, active and intelligent safety features and growing autonomous technologies
- Karma Cloud — Cloud computing, data integration, analytics, and artificial intelligence.
“These ecosystems will be where we plant our competitive flag to achieve our business goals and establish our long-term value proposition,” Zhou explained. “We will use partnerships with startups, academia, companies, service providers, and developers who can benefit from Karma’s five technology ecosystems.”
Global Product Reveals
To reinforce its continued commitment to it soul-stirring luxury electric vehicles, Karma unveiled two new products at AutoMobility LA — the 2020 Revero GTS, a performance version of its current 2020 Revero GT, and the SC2, a new concept car and evolution of the dramatic SC1 Vision Concept unveiled earlier this year.
Featuring cutting-edge technology and design, SC2 is a bold statement to Karma’s emergence as a high-tech mobility incubator, embodying world class luxury design and Karma intellectual property. A striking full BEV concept, SC2 delivers an impressive 1100 HP and advances from 0 to 60mph in under 1.9 seconds.
Karma’s EREV Conversion Project
Karma also announced its plan to demonstrate the flexibility of its EREV extended range powertrain technology through a conversion “proof of concept” project developed at its Global Headquarters in Irvine, Calif.
“Extended-range powertrains represent a smart alternative to full battery systems, especially in larger vehicles used by businesses and fleets,” Zhou said.