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Rekor Systems Announces Selection of Waycare Technologies by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for Pilot Program to Reduce State Traffic Congestion and Crashes California homeless camp fire damages 2 bridges, disrupts public transportation Austin finishes half of its bicycle network, expects to complete entire 400-mile system by 2025 The Top 10 Automotive Concepts that automotive enthusiasts will be itching to see on the road! Oregon Transportation Commission, wary of I-5 Rose Quarter project’s growing price tag, grants conditional approval Woman dies after being hit by car in North Windham Friday night Silk-FAW Continues To Poach Italy’s Automotive Talent, As Lamborghini’s Katia Bassi Joins As Managing Director Transportation Department cracks down on airlines withholding refunds for canceled flights Bear gets trapped in car, destroys interior Cycling apparel company adding full-service bike repair to visitor center
Jul
2021
3

Karma Automotive Debuts First Club Car Current Vehicles Produced Under Contract Manufacturing Agreement With AYRO

The relationship with AYRO is part of Karma Automotive’s ongoing business-to-business (B2B) initiatives, utilizing KICC and the company’s OEM expertise and capabilities, to provide manufacturing, engineering, design, and other services to customers in the mobility space.

By combining AYRO’s end-user, market intelligence and engineering expertise with KICC’s manufacturing capabilities and development experience, the companies aim to deliver light-duty trucks and electric delivery vehicles to businesses across the U.S. The Club Car Current is engineered for multiple bed options and accessories—van box, pickup truck with sides, flatbed configurations—for fleet versatility. It is also certified under California’s California Air Resource Board (CARB) Certification Program with “cleanest” scores for global warming and air quality of zero emission vehicles, making it an ideal solution for the local market.      .

“Having the first of these vehicles roll off the line at our KICC facility is a great step forward in our relationship with AYRO and Club Car and will help us deliver on our Climate Pledge efforts to become net-zero by 2040,” said Dr. Lance Zhou, Karma’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to growing our B2B business and delivering clean energy vehicles for other customers in the future.”

Karma Chief of Staff, Mikael Elley, said, “KICC’s strategic Southern California location near major supply routes, combined with our expertise and proximity to one of the largest electric vehicle markets, makes us an attractive partner. Our proven capabilities and quick turnaround times enable us to work with a wide range of customers—including startups and traditional automakers—to make their products succeed.”

“Karma is helping us meet strong demand from our fleet customers in delivering the initial run of vehicles from their Moreno Valley facility despite supply chain hurdles impacting production for the rest of the industry,” said AYRO CEO Rod Keller. “These purpose-built electric vehicles are fully customizable, affordable and available now, delivering on our brand promise to provide real-world solutions that meet the needs of businesses of all types.”

“Karma has done a fantastic job in meeting tight deadlines, and their plant exceeded our rigorous quality standards in assembling the new 2022 Club Car Current,” said Club Car Commercial Leader, Brant Mitchell. “The Current features new options for improved safety and comfort in the same compact, customizable design that universities, restaurants, governments, hospitals, hotel resorts, sports stadiums, and airports across the U.S. have come to love.”

ABOUT KICC 
Beginning operations in 2017 and re-named in 2019, the Karma Innovation and Customization Center (KICC) is California-based Karma Automotive’s production hub. The KICC facility in Moreno Valley, CA houses production of the company’s current model, the 2022 Karma GS-6 luxury electric vehicle. In addition to providing high quality craftsmanship and technology integration for Karma vehicles, KICC also provides contract manufacturing, engineering, and other services for various companies in the mobility space.

KICC sprawls over 556,000 square feet and is home to the company’s chassis and body shops, trim and final assembly, e-coat and paint shop, complete flash and end-of-line testing. The facility contains

Apr
2020
17

Nimbl Evolution Debuts As Luxury F-350-Based Expedition Vehicle

We’ll finally confess it – yes, small and smart motorhomes are cool and everything but nothing can beat a giant luxury camper. Especially if we are talking about living a life on the road, not just going on summer vacation trips. The “community of explorers that live and survive on the capabilities of their vehicle” is exactly the target of this Ford F-350-based camper. Meet the Evolution, a product of a Sacramento-based company called Nimbl.

Designed and built by a team of experienced engineers and mechanics, who happen to be lifelong explorers, the Evolution rides on a modified F-350 chassis with Icon Suspension System with 35-inch tall tires on all four corners. Under the hood is the Blue Oval’s 7.3-liter V8 mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

More important, however, is the living area – a monolith monocoque composite construction made of a combination of fiberglass and carbon fiber. The habitat has a minimalistic design but features everything one could ask for when living on the road, including two-burner induction cooktop, DC fridge, optional microwave, LED UV water sterilization system, diesel heater and hot water system with multi-stage filtration system, 80 gallons of freshwater and a 24-gallon grey water tank, optional air conditioning, and many more.

“The Nimbl Evolution’s habitat is designed with functional creature comforts so you can take care of what’s most important on the road – yourself,” the company explains. “Ideal for two, the habitat is well appointed for daily tasks: cooking, personal hygiene, relaxing in the custom upholstered dinette (which can be converted into a second bed for the little ones), and enjoying a great night’s sleep in the queen size, memory foam bed.”

ExpeditionPortal.com reports that pricing for the new Nimbl Evolution starts at $249,000, which includes a $70,000 vehicle allowance and the custom aluminum flatbed.

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