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February 5, 2019, 1:22 pm
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A PORTRAIT OF PARTNERSHIP

Several years in the making, a distinctly collaborative partnership exists between Karma and worldwide automotive systems components supplier, Magneti Marelli. Karma teamed up with the Italian-based company to create a smaller, quieter, state-of-the-art exhaust system for the next generation Revero – one of the first prototype parts put on a Karma test vehicle. According to Melody Vo, Lead Engineer for Powertrain Mechanical, Karma’s requirements posed unique challenges to the research and development team at the 100-year old supplier. These included the development of a side-to-side exhaust system (vs. the typical front-to-back system), and special considerations involving the equilibrium that needs to occur between the Revero’s battery and dual electric motors. Despite these unique requirements, Magneti Marelli remained in sync with us each step of the way, designing, testing, and delivering an exhaust system that is uniquely well suited for our all-new vehicle. The knowledge we gained working together will undoubtedly benefit us in the development and delivery of future products as well.

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