Nice. A site, Jalopnik is reporting.
Approximately 16 of the $100,000+ Fisker Karma extended-range luxury hybrids were parked in Port Newark, New Jersey last night when water from Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge apparently breached the port and submerged the vehicles. As Jalopnik has exclusively learned, the cars then caught fire and burned to the ground.
Our source tells us they were “first submerged in a storm surge and then caught fire, exploded.” This wouldn’t be the first time the vehicles, which use a small gasoline engine to charge batteries that provide energy to two electric motors, had an issue with sudden combustion.
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Well, that’s Obama’s inverse Midas touch for you. That stated, I’m not sure what one can do about the huge batteries shorting out after being submerged. But, there needs to be some safety mechanism to make sure the darned things don’t explode! I’d…
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