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The Fisker name no longer lives on in the automotive realm, but the Karma does – enter the Karma Revero, a plug-in hybrid sedan that has been improved, despite appearing mostly unchanged from the Fisker Karma. Karma Automotive says there will be “huge, serious, major upgrades throughout the electronics systems, wiring, charging, battery” compared to the model before it, with the production slated for the end of the year.

The company has struck a deal with BMW, which will provide powertrain components, battery charging system, and other related hardware for the Revero. Powertrain details aren’t confirmed, but the previous Karma had a 2.0 litre turbo petrol range-extender engine with a 20kWh lithium-ion battery, culminating in a 402 hp/1,300 Nm total system output.

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Like the original model, the Revero will feature a solar roof, albeit one that generates enough electricity to power the entire car. Each and every badge applied to the car will be hand-painted, which the company claims to be an industry first. Though there aren’t images of the interior, the Revero’s infotainment system is said to be “simple, intuitive and beautiful.”

The company has started taking orders for the Revero, which carries a starting price of above USD$100,000 (RM402,437). Karma Automotive will assemble the Revero at a factory in Southern California, which is meant to roll out as many as 3,000 units annually. On top of the California operations, parent company Wanxiang Group has started plans for a factory in China with a manufacturing capacity of 50,000 cars per year.