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$1.6 million in electric cars
burn after Hurricane Sandy

Houston Chronicle, by Dan X. McGraw

Original Article

Posted By:SkyTexas, 11/1/2012 11:39:40 AM

Sixteen Fisker Karma electric vehicles caught fire and burned to the ground after being submerged by saltwater from Hurricane Sandy's storm surge. The $100,000 cars were parked in Port Newark, N.J., prior to the storm's arrival, according to Jalopnik. The vehicles were submerged when Hurricane Sandy's storm surge beached the port, flooding the luxury electric vehicles and other cars parked in the port. Jalopnik reported the cars "then caught fire, exploded." The website showed several photos of what remains of the vehicles.

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Exploded? In salt water? Well living in a beach town that certainly makes me want to run right out and buy one. Guess Obama never thought of this little issue.
And how about all the Government Motors Volts they have in California?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dolphin, 11/1/2012 11:44:16 AM     (No. 8979659)

Karma indeed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mc squared, 11/1/2012 11:51:43 AM     (No. 8979674)

How ironic. Cars that couldn't be charged because of the blackout destroy themselves.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: spinpilot, 11/1/2012 11:52:27 AM     (No. 8979678)

The Irony is thick!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 80coyotekate, 11/1/2012 11:53:15 AM     (No. 8979681)

Trucker Observation: Not only do "Obama's electric cars burn in floods they burn in California apartment building garages. Several California cities are considering banning these vehicles. Don't worry taxpayers. Soon Fisker won't have any batteries for their cars. A123 Inc. (they took Obama's stimulus money) will be bankrupt and out of the business of car battery manufacturing. The money wasted by Democrats is staggering.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ribicon, 11/1/2012 11:54:34 AM     (No. 8979690)

Pushed into the water to collect the insurance money, with the battery supplier now on the skids and buyers uncertain?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Grambo, 11/1/2012 11:59:44 AM     (No. 8979710)

Is it true that Obama’s policy advisors were recruited from Leno's writers group?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bloviate, 11/1/2012 12:03:03 PM     (No. 8979723)

Pictures:

http://updates.jalopnik.com/post/34669789863/more-than-a-dozen-fisker-karma-hybrids-caught-fire-and

LOL!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: DARling, 11/1/2012 12:05:30 PM     (No. 8979731)

Fisker Karma, wow what a name. You are inviting calamity when you put out a product with a name like that.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: enuf8, 11/1/2012 12:17:09 PM     (No. 8979775)

I believe Fiskar also got stimulus money even though they are located in a foreign country....more cronies of obama.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: yo-yo, 11/1/2012 12:24:07 PM     (No. 8979800)

I guess you don't have to worry about some crook buying them with a salvage title, and then bringing them to Mayberry and selling them to Barney Fife.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 11/1/2012 12:28:42 PM     (No. 8979821)

Revolting.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/1/2012 12:42:38 PM     (No. 8979862)

Now there's a car I want. NOT

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rexhandsom, 11/1/2012 12:46:40 PM     (No. 8979870)

what a stroke of luck, sold every last one to AAAAA Insurance Co.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/1/2012 12:46:47 PM     (No. 8979871)

Wow! That's, like, two cars. Bummer.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: skedaddle, 11/1/2012 1:06:10 PM     (No. 8979927)

Were they always parked in Port Newark or were they moved there to be in the path of the hurricane? Sounds like an insurance scam in the making.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 11/1/2012 1:08:58 PM     (No. 8979933)

So, how many? Three or four?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/1/2012 1:27:05 PM     (No. 8979979)

They'll now count these are ''sold to the federal government''.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/1/2012 1:31:12 PM     (No. 8979984)

perfect example of bad karma...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: NYbob, 11/1/2012 1:48:23 PM     (No. 8980038)

He picks losers. Low information voters will not be able to understand this issue. They are voting against Romney because they think Big Bird will go off the air and then who will babysit their kids?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: starsNstripes, 11/1/2012 1:55:54 PM     (No. 8980056)

So my public skool math tells me that $1.6M (16 vehicles) lost equates to $100k per vehicle?

No wonder these cars were still sitting on the lot. I could buy four clean diesel VW Jetta TDIs (55 mpg) for the cost of one of those Karmas.

I wonder what the insurance company will reimburse? I bet a lot less than $100k. That is the true picture of the value of that car.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/1/2012 1:59:50 PM     (No. 8980071)

Is Obama's Department of Energy going to buy these charred remnants?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: kens, 11/1/2012 2:09:06 PM     (No. 8980099)

Don't worry. Obama will put David Chu, the Secretary of Energy and world famous Nobel Prize winning physicist on it right away.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 11/1/2012 2:56:47 PM     (No. 8980215)

Salt has nothig to do with it. Lithium and water makes explosive fires. Check out the youtube video that is using a tiny piece of lithium in water, how many pounds are in a car battery?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ypUVpwgcAA

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Reply 24 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/1/2012 3:35:36 PM     (No. 8980332)

Fisk means fish in Swedish... Fiskar is plural for "fish"

These are definitely not saltwater fish!!!

And what bad karma they have!!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/1/2012 3:59:31 PM     (No. 8980404)

I thought autocide was illegal.....

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/1/2012 4:20:15 PM     (No. 8980455)

Well it's either GOD sending a strong message or some insurance scam artists covering their tracks...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/1/2012 4:21:13 PM     (No. 8980458)

In other words, don't drive your electric vehicle to the beach or lake...you might blow up!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 11/1/2012 6:11:29 PM     (No. 8980662)

Fisker. Good scissors, bad cars.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: JackBurton, 11/2/2012 8:27:02 AM     (No. 8981684)

That's 80 Ford Focus's. They get 26 city and 37 hwy...(mine gets about 40 but Michigan roads are fairly flat... oh, and when we eliminate the ethanol mandate... hahaha... I'll get even better mileage still.)

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