May 8, 2020

Karma unveiled electric hybrid E-Flex utility van with 400 mile range

Karma unveiled electric hybrid E-Flex utility van with 400 mile range

Karma Automotive has unveiled the fully electric E-Flex utility van platform.

The E-Flex is considered an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV), according to Karma Automotive’s announcement of the vehicle on April 30. And true to its EREV label, the platform has a fully electric range of up to 200 miles, and a potential combined range of 400 miles with a range extender, which uses fuel to supply energy to the electric generator that then charges the battery and powers the motor.

The option to power the van with pure electricity, the range extender, or both, allows the van to be powered flexibly and eliminates potential “range anxiety”, Karma Automotive spokesperson Natasha Overin told Business Insider.

However, its applications extend beyond just utility vehicle use: the platform can also be used for delivery vehicles, shuttles, trade service or camper vans, according to Karma.

The utility van platform is a part of a five-series project that uses the company’s EREV and battery-electric systems, which also includes Karma’s recently unveiled the E-Flex platform intended for supercar use, which was announced on April 23

The California-based company — which calls itself a “high-tech incubator” — specializes in luxury electric vehicles, including its fully electric Revero GT that was named Green Car Journal’s 2020 Luxury Green Car of the Year. Keep scrolling to see Karma’s newest utility van platform project:

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