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Published on August 10th, 2016 | by James Ayre

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Karma To Use Its Own Sales Centers + Independent Dealers To Sell Revero PHEV

August 10th, 2016 by  


Karma Automotive’s Revero plug-in hybrid will be sold both through independent car dealers and also through company-owned sales locations (along the line of Tesla’s stores, one would guess), according to recent reports. The company’s sales locations will also double as service centers.

For those drawing a blank right now … Karma Automotive is a rebranding of the firm Fisker Automotive, following its bankruptcy and acquisition by Wanxiang Group a few years ago. The Revero plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is itself a rebranding of the Karma PHEV that Fisker worked on. So, a bit of a merry-go-round as far as names go. Nice looking car, though….

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The company’s Vice President of Sales and Service, Joost de Vries, commented: “We spent the last year going through a long and complex process to ensure that our distribution strategy would live up to the exacting standards for luxury and service our customers will expect. There are advantages to both dealer and company-owned locations. There are also a multitude of regional, legal and business considerations that make one or the other more attractive. We chose both approaches which will benefit our customers over the lifetime of their affiliation with the brand.”

The company has secured agreements with a total of 10 independent dealers to date — 8 in the US and 2 in Canada. Here’s a list of the dealers with agreements to sell the Karma Revero so far:

  • Karma Atlanta, Classic Atlanta
  • Karma Burr Ridge (greater Chicago), Global Luxury Imports
  • Karma Ft Worth, Frank Kent Cadillac
  • Karma Miami, Prestige Imports
  • Karma Palm Beach, Holand Automotive
  • Karma Pasadena (greater Los Angeles), Rusnak Auto Group
  • Karma of The Main Line (greater Philadelphia), RDS Automotive Group
  • Karma Troy (greater Detroit), Suburban Collection
  • Karma Montreal, Holand Automotive
  • Karma Uptown Toronto, Grand Touring Automobiles

The company is currently developing one of its “brand experience centers” in Orange County.

All images by Kyle Field

 
 





 

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.



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