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Posted on 11/01/2012 2:41:23 AM PDT by Libloather
16 Fisker Karmas Caught Fire During The Hurricane
Alex Davies | Oct. 31, 2012, 11:07 AM
A lot of cars ended up underwater in areas flooded by Hurricane Sandy over the past two days. But for already troubled Fisker, things got worse: Approximately 16 Karmas in Port Newark, New Jersey were submerged, then caught fire.
A witness told Jalopnik the extended-range luxury hybrids were "first submerged in a storm surge and then caught fire, exploded."
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Did anyone in Breasey Point,NY own one of these things?
A very valid question.
Oh boy. Could that have started the whole fire???
Lithium batteries. Lithium is a highly water reactive metal. That why you can’t throw them out in the trash. They set garbage trucks on fire.
Wow. That is a shame. Not just the financial screwjob the taxpayers got, but imagine if someone was stranded in one when it flooded.
It’s a gorgeous body, though- almost a 21st century Jag XKE.
Agreed, nice lines. Unfortunately, like so many gorgeous bodies, the contents leave something to be desired...
Heh. So true. ‘High maintenance’ X 100. (LOL & this is even funnier. What is it about getting older that draws us back to the follies of our youth? Sports cars are one of my weaknesses. Thank God for ‘too poor to’)
Put an American V-8 and a six-speed in it and I'd buy one in a NY minute.
Guy with a deep tan is sitting at club house bar with a pale obvious new comer.
Tanned guy, “I came from NYC after my dress factory went up in flames one night. Darn good thing I had insurance, because I couldn’t move those rags for love or money.”
Pale guy, “Well, my sad tale is similar. The exclusive Fiskar Karma dealership I had was in deep trouble. Just no market for $100k plus electric cars. And then that storm Sandy flooded the 16 that just came in. Water flooded the batteries, they caught fire and blew up. Damned good thing I had insurance. So I took the $2 mil and came down here.
Tanned guy after a pause quietly asks, “How the heck do you start a hurricane?”
Here in New Jersey we call that "Sicilian lightning."
I have no basis for this other than my own wild speculation, but there's a part of me that wonders if the 100+ homes in Breezy Point that were destroyed by fire actually caught fire by some suspicious means.
Here's my rationale:
1. If your home is in a flood plain, it probably can't be insured for flood damage.
2. Your homeowners' insurance, however, would cover any damage incurred that is not flood-related.
3. If you live 3 feet above sea level and you are facing a hurricane with a 5-10 foot storm surge, wouldn't it be nice if -- by the luck of the Irish -- your home burned to the ground just as the waves began crashing up onto your street?
Oh, great. You drive through some standing water & BOOM!
Visual aids are often helpful in understanding difficult subject matter...
Nice looking car but don’t drive it out in the country. This car is so low that if it hits a raccoon or porcupine the underside will be damaged.
How interesting. A car that turns into a bomb when it gets wet.
Funny, too, as you get older you have less tolerance for the bumps and bangs of a tight suspension...as you age you appreciate ‘em built for comfort, not just speed.