More Green Fail: Fisker Karma Bursts in Flame in Garage

Russ Steele

Autoweek has the story:

Last week, a fire badly damaged the home of a new Fisker Karma owner, and authorities are saying that the electric car was the source of the blaze.

According to Fort Bend County, Texas, chief fire investigator Robert Baker, the Fisker Karma started the fire that spread to the house.

“Yes, the Karma was the origin of the fire, but what exactly caused that we don’t know at this time,” he said. The car was a complete loss.

According to Baker, the driver arrived home in the Fisker, pulled into the garage, and less than three minutes later the car was in flames. It reportedly was not plugged in at the time of the fire and the Karma’s battery remains intact.

Right before the fire, the owner reported a smell of burning rubber.

“The car was brand-new,” said Baker. “He still had paper tags on it, so it was 60 days old at [most].”

You can read the rest of the story HERE.  Electric vehicle seem to be a fire looking for a place to ignite. Interesting part of the story is that in Houston they have about 50 golf cart fires a year.  The Fisker Karma is nothing more than $100,000 electric golf cart, apparently looking for a places to ignite just like your standard golf cart!

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About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

One Response to More Green Fail: Fisker Karma Bursts in Flame in Garage

  1. Arthur M. Day. says:

    Most relevant question about electric cars: How many miles to the pound of coal?

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