So much about Henrik Fisker’s EMotion concept unveiled at CES this year is both exciting and, for now at least, almost completely untested. Those eye-catching butterfly doors, for example? Fisker still has to figure out how to produce them at scale. He still, also, needs to get a factory. And then there’s the battery, a version of which Fisker says will ultimately have a range of 500 miles or more, though we might not see that one for years.
Normally, the most exciting part about a new car is seeing the design for the first time. However, Karma Automotive’s unveiling of the hybrid Revero today surprised no one, because it’s identical to the Fisker Karma. That’s not a bad thing — nobody ever criticized the original’s looks, penned by prolific Aston Martin DB9 and BMW Z8 stylist Henrik Fisker. Instead, Wanxiang, the Chinese auto parts company that bought Fisker out ofbankruptcy last year, focused on fixing the car’s lack of reliability and tendency to catch fire.