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2021 Karma GS-6 Fixes the Fisker Karma
Karma's new GS-6 plug-in hybrid is the most evolved version of its Fisker-designed masterpiece yet and also the cheapest, but is it still relevant?
BY STEVE SILER
APR 21, 2021
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If only Henrik's version had been this good. That thought popped into your author's head on a drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in a 2021 Karma GS-6 plug-in hybrid. Roughly halfway into the 107-mile trip, the 24.6-kWh lithium-ion battery pack had given all it could, at which point the BMW-sourced turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-three under the hood fired up to keep power flowing to the pair of electric motors out back. At highway speeds, the transition to gasoline power snuck up on us. It took about 10 miles for us to notice, despite the gauge cluster alerting us that the range-extending engine was now in use.

Karma Correction in Just 10 Years
With the introduction of the GS-6, it finally appears that someone got the Fisker Karma right. Car designer Henrik Fisker is no longer involved nor is the company that bore his name. Fisker's company made about 2000 or so Fisker Karma plug-in hybrids about a decade ago. Once the model name, Karma is now the brand that sells the heavily updated Fisker creation. That name change is one of many changes made by Chinese auto-parts supplier Wanxiang after it scooped up the smoldering remains of Fisker Automotive and decided to reintroduce the lusty luxury car under a new name, Revero, in 2017.

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How long is Karma going to live off of variants of this one low volume car? Even if the Chinese parent company has deep pockets, surely they have to at least start talking about some other products at some point soon.
 
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