Electric vehicles have been touted as the next big thing for decades now, but the actual adoption of pure electric vehicles has been underwhelming, to say the least. Consumers cling to the freedom and ease of gasoline engines and the fueling infrastructure. Range anxiety is still a major concern – nobody wants to run out of charge mid-journey.
Karma Automotive, a new California-based car manufacturer, surveyed the landscape and discovered space for a plug-in hybrid gasoline/electric vehicle (PHEV) in the luxury class. PHEV is a bridge between hybrid gasoline-powered vehicles and pure electric vehicles (EV), delivering the electric-only operation of an EV with the extended range of a hybrid.
Here are 10 things to know about Karma Automotive.