Skip to comments.$100K electric vehicle being investigated after Sugar Land fire
Posted on 05/10/2012 2:27:07 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Photo shows the remains of 2012 Fisker Karma after a fire engulfed the vehicle last week.
A $100,000 electric car is suspected in sparking a fire at a Sugar Land home last week, according to media reports.
Fort Bend County chief fire investigator Robert Baker told AutoWeek that a newly purchased Fisker Karma sparked a fire that quickly spread to the rest of the home.
The Karma was the origin of the fire, but what exactly caused that we dont know at this time, Baker told the news outlet.
According to his lawyers, Jeremy Gutierrez said his two-week old Karma caught fire soon after he parked the luxury sedan at his home in Sugar Land. The car owner said he smelt rubber rubber before seeing flames coming from the vehicle. The fire spread from the car to the garage before damaging other parts of the home.
Gutierrez told the website that he was able to get his wife, mother and a child from their house. No one was injured in the blaze. Two other vehicles were destroyed by the fire and the home was damaged............
According to the news story, Gutierrez has asked the automaker to end its probe immediately after the company said Tuesday that it hadnt ruled out fraud or malicious intent..........
Fisker, which received a $529 million federal loan, has encountered a series of glitches and recalls. The most notable was the high-end sedan breaking down during a Consumer Report test.
In that case, the car was only a few days old and had less than 200 miles on its odometer.
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How do you smelt rubber, anyway?
SOMEBODY HAD TO SAY THAT
geez, that band has bad luck.
...................Gutierrez has asked the automaker to end its probe immediately after the company said Tuesday that it hadnt ruled out fraud or malicious intent.............
Yeah! Everyone wants to set his new car on fire, trash two others and his house, just to get even with AlGore and Chu’s investments in losers!
“The Karma was the origin of the fire, but what exactly caused that we dont know at this time, Baker told the news outlet.”
Why did he want the automaker to end its probe?
Actually, I think an INDEPENDENT probe WOULD be in order.
“SOMEBODY HAD TO SAY THAT”
I did, too - it is too easy...!
“...The car owner said he smelt rubber rubber...”
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The author should get a proof reader.
“Smelt” in this context is certainly archaic in American English and probably in British English.
Who would have dreamt it? I have seen “dreamt” become archaic in my lifetime, but I still say it.
Anybody buying a $100K electric car is probably a good little goose stepping liberal. Looks like his Karma just ran over his Dogma.
Many millions of stolen taxpayer (=Republican) earnings to Finland and democrat bribes for building the exploding cars Americans won’t build.
we are invested in this company.. WTF!! even the lower priced dolt we are paying for can burn baby burn!
Al Bore er Gore is also invested in this company.
What chance do you think this company of repaying the $529 million loan it received from the Obama Administration?