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Hybrid

Green Luxury

Karma Revero Hybrid and BMW Wireless Charging Nab Awards

Propulsion

Karma Revs Up Hybrid Sports Car

California-based Karma Automotive LLC took the wraps off the Revero GTS performance variant of its hybrid sports sedan at this week’s Los Angeles auto show.

Propulsion

California to Reduce EV/Hybrid Incentives

California will drop or cut state incentives for electrified vehicles on Dec. 3 and shift remaining funding from luxury models to less expensive vehicles.

Economics

Karma Restructures, Wants to Market Know-How

California-based Karma Automotive LLC is restructuring and hopes to market its technical expertise and excess production capacity in a bid to turn a profit.

Mobility

Karma Sounds Out Revero GT

California-based Karma Automotive LLC’s redesigned Revero GT plug-in hybrid sport sedan will feature a racy tone to warn pedestrians when driving in all-electric mode at low speeds.

Propulsion

Karma Previews 2020 Revero GT

California-based Karma Automotive LLC unveiled a pre-production version of the redesigned Revero GT hybrid sport sedan at this week’s Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Mich.

Propulsion

Chinese EV Startup Postpones U.S. Launch Plans

Chongqing Sokon Industry Group’s Seres electric vehicle unit is delaying next year’s planned U.S. launch of its SF5 SUV/crossover vehicle.

Karma Teases Pininfarina-Designed Concept

California-based Karma Automotive will take the wraps off a new concept vehicle, which was designed by Italy’s Pininfarina SpA, at next month’s Shanghai auto show.

Economics

Former Volvo Exec to Head Karma’s Sales and Marketing

Karma Automotive LLC has hired John Maloney as chief revenue officer in charge of sales and marketing, customer experience and public relations.

Business

Karma Readies Updated Revero for Global Markets

California-based Karma Automotive LLC is updating its Revero plug-in hybrid sedan and plans to expand sales to European and Asian markets later this year.

Design

Karma, Pininfarina Partner on Product Development

California-based Karma Automotive LLC says it is teaming up with Italian design and engineering firm Pininfarina SpA on unspecified future projects.

Propulsion

The On-Going Relevance of the Internal Combustion Engine

One day the world’s roads may be filled with vehicles that emit just a hum from their motors. But in the meantime, there are all of those vehicles being built with engines that have exhausts that need to have their emissions minimized and their sounds optimized. Which is what Tenneco’s Ben Patel is focusing on.

Mobility

Developer Predicts Big Gains for Digital Displays

A Finish supplier of software used to create digital displays for vehicles predicts the proportion of new cars using such screens will surge to 70% by 2023 from 30% today.

Production

What Is a “Manufacturer”?

It isn’t often that you’re able to cite a specific date when a car company actually “launches” into the market, but that happened on Monday for Karma Automotive.

Production

Karma Begins Production of Revero Luxury Plug-in Hybrid

Karma Automotive LLC has shipped its first batch of Revero sport sedan from its assembly plant in Moreno Valley, Calif.

Hybrid

Karma from California

Chances are, you (like me) missed the 2017 U.S.

Business

New Hummer H1 SUVs Exported to China

Saint Clair, Mich.-based Humvee Export has contracted VLF Automotive to build replicas of the Hummer H1 SUV for sale in China.

Production

Karma to Move Calif. Headquarters

Karma Automotive LLC says it has purchased a 260,000-sq-ft facility in Irvine, Calif., that will serve as its new headquarters.

Regulations

Carmakers Recall Another 652,000 Takata Airbag Inflators in U.S.

A new round of U.S. recalls by 13 carmakers targets some 652,000 Takata Corp. front passenger seat airbag inflators that could explode when triggered by a crash.

Business

Wanxiang Wins Approval to Build Hybrids China

Wanxiang Group, which bought the assets of bankrupt Fisker Automotive Inc. in 2014 and relaunched them as Karma Automotive, has been given government clearance in China build extended-range hybrid cars there.

Electronics

Autoline After Hours: Bob Lutz on the Future Transportation

Bob Lutz of VFL Automotive joins Autoline After Hours to discuss the newly released Destino and the future of vehicular transportation

Propulsion

Fisker Previews New EV

Fisker Inc., which was formally launched last month, has released digital renderings and more details about its upcoming electric vehicle.

Batteries

Henrik Fisker Launches EV Company

Henrik Fisker, the car designer whose Fisker Automotive Inc. startup hybrid car company went bankrupt in 2014, is launching a new venture to develop and produce electric vehicles and next-generation batteries.

Batteries

Karma Revero Plug-In Gets Fast Charger

Karma Automotive LLC’s new Revero plug-in hybrid sedan will include a DC fast-charging system that can replenish 80% of the car’s lithium-ion battery capacity within 24 minutes.