LONG BEACH, Calif., August 30, 2021 – Karma Automotive, a southern California-based producer of luxury electric vehicles, today announced a new designation for their suite of engineering services and contract manufacturing operations called “Powered by Karma.” The team, which is an evolution of Karma’s business to business offerings, will reveal two new modular electrification vehicle projects at the Advanced Clean Tech (ACT) Expo taking place August 31 through September 1 at the Long Beach Convention Center in California.
Powered by Karma provides business to business (B2B) modular vehicle electrification solutions and services to outside customers. Using the company’s experience in vehicle engineering and manufacturing operations, the team creates and integrates new technologies and provides world-class flexible contract production services for customers in the mobility space. Powered by Karma also creates modular, commercial-grade electrification systems that can be used for Class 3-6 vehicles in various configurations including busses, RVs, step vans, box trucks, and more.
The California-based Karma Innovation and Customization Center (KICC) offers unique solutions for project completion acting as a one-stop shop for partners and customers. KICC’s flexible production facility allows for contract manufacturing of diverse mobility products from high end luxury vehicles to advanced powertrains and even low speed commercial vehicles.
Karma has been in business since 2014 and has more than 7.5 million real-world miles on their existing vehicle fleet, which provides a wealth of process improvement data for current and future electrification projects, including pure electric and series hybrid propulsion variants.
“As a progressive, tech-forward company, Karma is committed to seeking out relationships with like-minded businesses that push the EV envelope,” said Dr. Lance Zhou, Karma’s CEO. “Electrification is quickly becoming the new standard for commercial and fleet vehicles, and we have vast experience in producing hybrid and pure electric propulsion systems to meet our customers’ needs.”
Representatives from Powered by Karma will be available in booth #346 at this year’s ACT Expo to showcase two new electrification projects. A Class 4-6 walk-in van and a new Karma GS-6 luxury electric vehicle will be on display at the Powered by Karma booth. Ride and drive opportunities will also be available outside of the convention center in a Class 3-4 shuttle bus for those interested in experiencing Karma’s segment-leading technology.
Powered by Karma Class 3-6 Commercial Vehicle Modular Electrification System Configurations*
- 100% Electric Drive with- standard, medium, and long-range options
- Flexible propulsion and accessory hardware and software to power a range of Class 3-6 vehicles
- More than 200 kW of tunable power
- More than 1,800 Nm of torque
- Up to 30% Grade
- Top Speed 80mph (speed limited)
- 3-Mode regenerative braking
- Optional push button start/stop functionality
*Configurations currently under development
About Powered by Karma
“Powered by Karma” is the new brand designation for Karma Automotive’s business development group that concentrates on business to business (B2B) initiatives. The team is responsible for OEM levels of electrification efforts utilizing Karma’s in-house engineering talent to create and develop programs and projects and conduct ongoing outreach working with clients in the transportation and mobility space. Powered by Karma uses the company’s experience to provide manufacturing, engineering, contract manufacturing and other services to customers in the mobility space by adapting Karma’s advanced powertrain configurations for various projects including passenger and fleet vehicle applications based on customer needs and requirements.
The California-based Karma Innovation and Customization Center (KICC) production facility provides a unique space for Powered by Karma’s project completion. KICC’s flexible production lines allow for contract manufacturing of diverse mobility products from high end luxury vehicles to advanced powertrains and even low speed commercial vehicles. Karma has been in business since 2014 and has more than 7.5 million real-world miles on their existing vehicle, fleet which provides a wealth of process improvement data for all current and future electrification projects including pure electric and series hybrid propulsion variants.