Skip to comments.Karma Comedian: Obama's 'Undriveable' Electric Car
Posted on 03/12/2012 6:02:22 PM PDT by raptor22
Industrial Policy: A leading consumer product testing firm takes one of the administration's dream green cars for a spin and had to call a gasoline-powered flatbed truck to tow the lemon away.
At least it can go from zero to $529 million in stimulus dollars in nothing flat. When the testers at Consumer Reports took it for a test drive, not only was the $107,850 dream car unable to complete the evaluation, but also it had to be towed away, a visible metaphor for the Obama administration's green energy failures.
In a test conducted last Wednesday by Consumer Reports magazine, the niche-market sports car conked out after a short ride at 65 miles an hour on a Connecticut test track.
"Our Fisker Karma ... is super sleek, high-tech and now it's broken," Consumer Reports wrote on its website late last Thursday.
"We buy about 80 cars a year, and this is the first time in memory that we have had a car that is undrivable before it has finished our check-in process," noted the consumer watchdog.
At least the battery didn't catch fire, which is what happened with the Chevy Volt in crash tests.
We don't know if the Fisker Karma comes with free towing along with the current $7,500, soon to be $10,000, subsidy for its purchasers who count themselves among the one percenters that Occupy Wall Street rails against.
But they probably can afford it. General Motors CEO Dan Akerson, speaking of the Karma's electric cousin, related in a recent interview that "the average purchaser of a Volt is earning $170,000 a year."
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My F250 gets 11 mpg @ $5/gal here in Maui and only cost $50k. Beat you both!
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Doesn’t Fisker make scissors for children?