Second Fisker Karma Burns – Did EV1/Volt Engineer Predict Cause?
Fisker Karma Fire, Woodside, CA – Photo Courtesy of Aaron Wood
A second Fisker Karma has been reported by Jalopnik to have caught fire and burned yesterday. The owner returned with his groceries to find the car in flames in a Woodside, California parking lot. Interestingly, he first called Fisker who advised him, wisely, to call 911. Back in May, after a Karma started a house fire in Texas, engineer John Bereisa said that the proximate cause of that fire was likely heat, the result of tight engine packaging. The ultimate cause, he suggested, was the hybrid vehicle’s weight, which Bereisa said necessitated a larger, more powerful combustion engine to power the car’s generator that charges the batteries for extended range use. Bereisa is one of the world’s experts on building electric and hybrid cars.
I couldn't care less why this thing burned up. What I want to know is why did our government loan them $529 million to make this rich-man's toy in Finland? We are borrowing 40 cents for every buck we spend, and we can afford this? Give me a break.
http://www.slashgear.com/fisker-karma-ignites-into-flames-while-owner-runs-errands-12242622/ FWIW you can see the fire (water) hose charge at about the 37 second mark.
It's obvious what started the burn here. VoltsOnFire has succumbed to madness and is even now stalking about looking for hybrids in need of a good toasting.
All I got from a Volt that passed me the other night was a wave from the owner. No flames or smoldering. He was probably surpirsed that a guy in a gas guzzling 2500HD crew cab 4X4 PU had his arm out the window giving him a BIG thumbs up as he went by!....LOL Man that thing was stealth as it went by.