Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Karma presents 1,100 hp E-Flex platform well-suited for supercars

Almost every week, Karma Automotive is now showing what is possible with its new E-flex platform. The base can be used for several types of cars: from autonomous vans to sports cars. This time it is intended for super and hypercars.

Although the photos look very similar, Karma again shows a new piece of technology. This is namely Karma’s High-Performance implementation of the E-flex Platform. This special version shows that the modular platform can handle multiple electric motors and that it is strong enough for a lot of power. Each wheel is fitted with an electric motor, which produces a total of 1,100 hp peak power, with 10,500 lb.-ft (14,000 Nm) wheel torque. According to Karma, an electric sports car on this platform can sprint zero to 60 mph (97 km/h) within 1.9 seconds

This High-Performance E-Flex Platform features a flat-floor battery for optimal weight distribution that could provide up to 400 miles (644 km) of pure-electric range. “Our latest E-Flex platform is well-suited for supercar configurations and is designed to be outfitted to high-performance vehicles such as Karma’s SC2 concept car,” said Kevin Zhang, Chief Technology Officer at Karma.

For the load-bearing structure of the platform, Karma promises strength at the level of racing. It also enables new models to be developed quickly and inexpensively.

This new variant of the E-Flex Platform is part of Karma’s modular floor that it wants to offer to other manufacturers of (partly) electric cars. Karma’s E-flex platform is already the basis for its Revero GT unveiled last year.

Other Karma E-Flex platforms recently announced include the company’s signature EREV platform and a BEV van equipped with SAE Level 4 autonomous technology, with applications ranging from high-performance supercars to everyday economic vehicles for passengers and cargo. Karma plans to showcase even more platform solutions in the coming months.