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$100K electric vehicle being investigated after Sugar Land fire
Houston Chronicle ^ | May 10, 2012 | Dan X. McGraw

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 don’t 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 “hadn’t 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at fuelfix.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: electriccars; fiskar; fisker; green; obama; stimulus
--- Fisker Karma
1 posted on 05/10/2012 2:27:15 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bad Karma


2 posted on 05/10/2012 2:31:48 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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How do you smelt rubber, anyway?


3 posted on 05/10/2012 2:33:07 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

SOMEBODY HAD TO SAY THAT


4 posted on 05/10/2012 2:33:42 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

geez, that band has bad luck.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 2:37:13 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The car owner said he smelt rubber rubber before seeing flames coming from the vehicle. LOL! WOW
6 posted on 05/10/2012 2:40:58 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

...................Gutierrez has asked the automaker to end its probe immediately after the company said Tuesday that it “hadn’t 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!


7 posted on 05/10/2012 2:49:24 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

““The Karma was the origin of the fire, but what exactly caused that we don’t know at this time,” Baker told the news outlet.”


Bad Karma.......


8 posted on 05/10/2012 3:03:52 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“According to the news story, Gutierrez has asked the automaker to end its probe immediately after the company said Tuesday that it “hadn’t ruled out fraud or malicious intent.”.........

Why did he want the automaker to end its probe?

Actually, I think an INDEPENDENT probe WOULD be in order.

9 posted on 05/10/2012 3:07:57 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“SOMEBODY HAD TO SAY THAT”

I did, too - it is too easy...!


10 posted on 05/10/2012 3:09:16 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“...The car owner said he smelt rubber rubber...”

— — —

The author should get a proof reader.


11 posted on 05/10/2012 3:15:15 PM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: HighWheeler

“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.


12 posted on 05/10/2012 3:21:30 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Anybody buying a $100K electric car is probably a good little goose stepping liberal. Looks like his Karma just ran over his Dogma.


13 posted on 05/10/2012 3:21:33 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Many millions of stolen taxpayer (=Republican) earnings to Finland and democrat bribes for building the exploding cars Americans won’t build.


14 posted on 05/10/2012 3:26:56 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/car-company-us-loan-builds-cars-finland/story?id=14770875

we are invested in this company.. WTF!! even the lower priced dolt we are paying for can burn baby burn!


15 posted on 05/10/2012 3:50:10 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: cableguymn

Al Bore er Gore is also invested in this company.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 3:51:33 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

later


18 posted on 05/10/2012 4:08:15 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: smokingfrog
"How do you smelt rubber, anyway?"

First, you get some smelt...

19 posted on 05/10/2012 4:10:42 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What chance do you think this company of repaying the $529 million loan it received from the Obama Administration?


20 posted on 05/10/2012 4:55:41 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Redmen4ever

Chance of getting paid back 0%

Chance of Al Gore losing money on this deal? 0%


21 posted on 05/10/2012 5:09:12 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Nah, first you make a roux, then you get the smelt!


22 posted on 05/10/2012 5:46:37 PM PDT by ThirdMate
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

My only question is: Why is that stupid thing at somebody’s house in TEXAS, of all places?


23 posted on 05/10/2012 5:53:26 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: ThirdMate

Roux or joiey? LOL!
24 posted on 05/10/2012 6:49:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife


If you want to buy a car to impress your friends, buy one of these. Skip the faggy Green Car.
25 posted on 05/10/2012 9:32:48 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: The Antiyuppie
“Smelt” in this context is certainly archaic in American English and probably in British English.

It never was. OED recognises only two "smelts": the fish, and the process of extracting metal from ore.

26 posted on 05/11/2012 2:16:01 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How many Car-bonfire credits did Algore sell for that?


27 posted on 05/11/2012 6:05:36 AM PDT by OldEarlGray
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