Karma unveils its first electric cars: Gyesera Sedan and Kaveya Coupe, with a power of 1,180 horsepower.
What’s under the hood of the Kaveya?
Karma plans to sell two versions of the Kaveya, starting with a 536-hp dual-motor rear-wheel-drive model. This will be the launch configuration for the Kaveya when it debuts in late 2025. Interested buyers looking for a little more luxury in their supercar will want to wait until the end of 2026, when a much more powerful three-motor all-wheel drive system comes along. The model has been released.
The Kaveya boasts an impressive 1,180 horsepower and 1,270 pound-feet of torque, Karma says, capable of launching the sports coupe from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. While that’s incredibly quick for a car of any type (on par with a Lamborghini Huracán STO), we’re hoping the Kaveya’s final acceleration figures are a few tenths quicker in reality. We’ve tested a number of high-performance electric cars, including the Tesla Model
All Kaveyas will use a 120 kWh battery pack mounted behind the driver and passenger, giving the interior the physical feel and design of a mid-engined sports car. Karma says the battery pack is large enough to give the Kaveya a range of more than 250 miles. Again, this seems conservative, and we expect the EPA’s final number to be more impressive. Even with summer tires, heavier weight and a smaller battery pack, the Model X Plaid manages an EPA-estimated range of 311 miles. Finally, the Kaveya has a high-voltage electrical architecture for DC fast charging. According to Karma, it can charge from 10% to 80% of its capacity within 45 minutes.
The Kaveya’s exterior features some of the coolest design elements, from the wiper blades hidden under a retractable panel for better aesthetics to the headlights hidden behind covers, inspired by the pop-up headlights of the 80s and 90s. But the coolest part is the active rear spoiler. In its less aggressive settings, the rear section rises in the middle, like a duck wing on some 911s. But when fully deployed, the trailing edges extend outward, creating a full rack that makes the Kaveya look like it’s in full-time attack mode.
How is the interior at Kaveya?
Getting into the Kaveya is a bit difficult due to its scissor doors, but once inside it feels very spacious. Despite the sleek profile and mid-engined design, there’s plenty of leg and headroom for tall passengers. The interior features sharp origami-like creases and folds, but it also never looks fussy. We noticed a disappointing lack of physical buttons, with the Karma using a full touchscreen and capacitive buttons. We hope the UI designers do a thorough job with the stress testing functionality as we haven’t been impressed with the capacity-heavy designs from other manufacturers.
Wait, what about the Gyesera thing I mentioned?
We know little about the Karma Gyesera at this point, but this sedan will actually be the first Karma EV to hit the market when it goes on sale late next year. It features the same 120 kWh battery pack as the Kaveya, but its motors are much less powerful. However, the combined power of 590 horsepower and 693 pound-feet of torque is certainly nothing to sneeze at. Its 0-60 time is estimated at less than 4.2 seconds, and Karma says the range will exceed 250 miles. The Karma Gyesera is essentially an electric version of the revived Revero, and will likely compete with the Mercedes-Benz EQS and Tesla Model S in the luxury executive sedan segment.