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.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Obama Spent $529 million on a Car That Ignites After Being Submerged in Water
Just unbelievable. How badly can a car be designed that it bursts into flames after getting WET? And we aren't talking about smart fires but fires that would completely kill anyone inside (h/t ZeroHedge):