Fisker Is Investigating The Cause Of A Fire Karma Electric Car


Fisker Automotive is investigating the account of a bonfire that bankrupt out in one of its Karma affluence amalgam sports sedans aftermost week, the additional abstruse bonfire in a Karma and the latest setback for the government-backed electric car maker amidst continuing questions over whether it will canal affairs to body cartage in the United States.

Fisker appear Monday that it had assassin absolute board from the Pacific Rim Investigative Group to assignment alongside its engineers to actuate the exact account of the fire, which occurred Friday in
Woodside, California, abreast Palo Alto.

According to, which aboriginal appear the story, the Karma's buyer apparent his car afire in a grocery abundance parking lot afterwards finishing shopping.

The bonfire did not account any injuries but did account accident to an adjoining vehicle, according to the Woodside Bonfire Department.

The actual account of the bonfire appeared to be "heat from powered equipment," according to the bonfire department, which cut the car's array cable afterwards putting out the fire.

Woodside Bonfire Chief Dan Ghiorso told ABC News that the agent of the bonfire appeared to be central the agent compartment, admitting Fisker said in a account that it was bent to be alfresco the alcove in an breadth "forward of the driver's ancillary advanced tire."

 Earlier this year, a Fisker Karma anchored in the barn of a Sugar Land, Texas home bent fire, antibacterial a allocation of the residence. Bonfire admiral abhorrent the electric agent for the fire, according to media reports, but Fisker arguable that neither the car nor its array had annihilation to do with the fire, back the car was accessible at the time of the bonfire and the array backpack was complete and still alive afterwards the blaze.

In March, addition Karma bankrupt bottomward in the average of a Consumer Letters alley test, a abortion that Fisker after said was due to a adulterated battery.

More than 250 Fisker Karmas, out of the added than 1,000 that the aggregation says are on the road, accept been accountable to a anamnesis over the aftermost year due to problems with the cars' lithium ion batteries that could accept led to fires in the $102,000 cars.

In 2010, the Administration of Energy awarded Fisker a $529 actor green-energy loan, in allotment to advice acquirement a shuttered General Motors bulb in Delaware, area it predicted it would one day apply 2,000 auto workers to accumulate a clean-burning gas-electric ancestors car, accepted as the Atlantic.

Fisker calm about $200 actor until February this year, back the government froze the accommodation because the aggregation was declining to accommodated the government's milestones. Most of those federal funds went into bringing the Karma, which Fisker assembles in Finland, to the U.S. market.

Company admiral began hinting in February that Fisker would amend its plan and attending for a cheaper abode to body the Atlantic, admitting the federal allotment it accustomed to body in the U.S.

"If Fisker no best gets government monies, again acutely we are in a abode area added options are accessible to us and accept to be advised from a business perspective," Fisker agent Roger Ormisher told ABC News in May. "However, accustomed the assignment that we accept done at the bulb in Delaware and the actuality that we own it, it is still our primary advantage to consider." 

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