Karma Pininfarina electric concept teased

Electric concept car created by design company Pininfarina for luxury carmaker Karma teased for first time

California-based luxury carmaker Karma has released a teaser image previewing a new concept car created by Italian design house Pininfarina, with a debut set for the Shanghai Motor Show next month.

Karma, which makes the range-extender, dual-electric-motor Revero, was founded in 2014 and now employs around 1,000 people worldwide.

The company says its partnership with Pininfarina – announced in January – will play a big part in its plans for the future.

Pininfarina SpA is a separate entity to Automobili Pininfarina, which revealed its new Battista electric hypercar at the Geneva Motor Show last week.

“Karma is united in spirit with Pininfarina through our shared commitment to stunning design,” said Karma CEO Dr Lance Zhou. “We are excited about the reaction we anticipate the end result of our partnership will generate.”

No performance details for the concept have been revealed at this stage, with little given away by the dark teaser image.

The concept appears to take the shape of a supercar, with two grilles visible underneath the headlight strips. Karma’s logo features on the bonnet.

No name for the Karma-Pininfarina concept has been given yet, although the company has confirmed that it'll be revealed in full in Shanghai alongside the next-generation Revero and another all-electric concept created by Karma itself.

The Shanghai Motor Show opens its doors on 16 April.