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Fisker Karma reborn as Karma Revero

Karma Automotive has unveiled its new Revero luxury hybrid saloon at a private event in Laguna Beach in California.

The company had been renamed when Chinese firm Wanxiang bought the bankrupt Fisker Automotive and the Karma saloon has now re-emerged - with an almost identical design - as the Revero, which is being built in an all new custom, low-volume production facility in Moreno Valley, California. 

"The car unveiled tonight was designed with a specific customer in mind.  Karma customers are self-made, proud, risk-takers who love cars, and they can tell you about each one they have owned since childhood," said Jim Taylor, Karma Chief Revenue Officer.  "We are building each Revero with the workmanship and attention to detail required for a discerning customer looking for a car without compromises."

The Revero will be the first car sold in the United States to be powered by electricity, gas and solar.  The solar roof not only charges the 12 volt battery, but also the high-voltage battery pack, extending the car’s electric range. 

The infotainment system incorporates over-the-air updates as well as Apple CarPlay while individually hand-painted emblems adorn the front and rear of every vehicle, ensuring each to be truly unique. 

The Revero accelerates from 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds in Sport mode.  Owners can plug in for a battery range of up to 50 miles while the petrol-powered generator can extend this to approximately 300 miles.  Fast-Charging brings the high-voltage battery to 80 percent state-of-charge in a 24 minutes. 

Orders are now being accepted for the Revero. Prices start at $130,000 which equates to around £98,000 although there are no official plans to market the car in the UK.