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October 1, 2019, 5:50 pm

Karma Automotive E-Powertrain Academic Conference

We hosted our second academic seminar at our Karma HQ in Irvine, CA. Industry leaders from top universities including UC Davis and UC Riverside presented emerging trends and innovations in electric powertrain and developing transportation technologies.

The symposium kicked-off discussions with Dr. Leslie Bromberg, MIT Principle Research Engineer in Plasma Science and Fusion and Professor Rajit Gadh, Director of Smart Grid Energy Research, at UCLA. These keynotes set the foundation for the theme of the conference; assessing the future of autonomous technology and reducing carbon emissions and energy usage for consumer vehicles.

To illustrate how our engineering technology resources can enhance product development, we held a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate our brand-new state-of-the-art powertrain testing facility. Our powertrain engineers will operate the equipment for a variety of product-development activities including evaluating the performance and durability of electric motors, generators, and range-extended powertrains.

“These new capabilities will help Karma Automotive accelerate our product development process, lead to better performance and durability and protect the intellectual property that’s critical to our success,” said Dr. Lance Zhou, CEO of Karma Automotive. “This investment shows our commitment to implementing Karma’s vision of becoming a luxury automaker driven by technology and innovation.”

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