And so it begins.
Check out Karma’s all-electric open platform
Recently, Bollinger Motors announced its addition to America’s numerous upcoming EV platforms, a modular chassis with enough room to house a 180 kWh battery pack. That’s a lot of juice; yet on the other side of the country, southern California-based Karma is also ready with its proof-of-concept, which is a highly open platform offering up to 22 different configurations.
While Karma’s current products—the extended-range electric Karma GT, Revero, Revero GT, and Revero GTS—are built on a hybrid architecture, the company says its new “E-Flex Platform” is a versatile electric chassis that will offer “new electric vehicle mobility solutions ranging from autonomously-driven utility vans, to ‘everyday’ driver vehicles, to high-performance supercars.”
Karma designed the E-Flex to be an open platform that can provide other manufacturers with reduced costs and development times by allowing for 22 different configurations of battery-packaging and motor drive systems. Bollinger’s chassis is also available for purchase.
Be it Karma or another player in this ever-growing field, somebody is bound to make money by having a federalized 50-state EV platform to share. Until then, just try to visualize a supercar based on Karma’s E-Flex and its multiple motors: