Electric car maker Karma Automotive plans to launch its first electric pickup truck later this year,media reported. Kevin Pavlov, the company’s chief operating officer, told Bloomberg in a recent interview that Karam will produce a new four-wheel drive (AWD) car at its southern California production site.
The car will be cheaper than the company’s luxury revero, which starts at $135,000, which Pavlov did not mention in other details.
It is also understood that the AWD platform will also become the company’s high-end sport utility vehicle swarm.
In February 2014, Wanxiang Group, a Chinese auto parts maker, acquired the bankrupt Fisker Automotive, and in late 2015 it launched Karma Automotive. Last November, just days before Tesla unveiled its futuristic Cybertruck electric pickup, the company released a picture of its pickup.
It’s not hard to see from this picture that it’s not as forward-looking as Cybertruck, but it’s still enough to distinguish itself from the petrol pickups on the road.
In addition to Tesla, Karma will compete with other big names in electric pickups, such as General Motors, Rivian and Ford’s Mustang Mach-E SUV.