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(Jalopnik)   You would think that the Fisker Karmas' propensity to catch fire would be quelled during a hurricane storm surge. Turns out they become fireworks displays   (updates.jalopnik.com) divider line 16
    More: Scary, Fisker Karma, Fisker, gasoline engines, storm surges  
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2012-10-31 02:31:20 PM
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vernonFL: They had a week notice before the storm hit, you'd think that somebody with $2 million in inventory would have moved the cars.


Depends on what they were insured for, now doesn't it?
2012-10-31 02:26:21 PM
3 votes:
They had a week notice before the storm hit, you'd think that somebody with $2 million in inventory would have moved the cars.
2012-10-31 05:05:15 PM
2 votes:
What are these cars made of, pure sodium? That looks like it was one hell of a fire:

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2012-10-31 02:56:47 PM
2 votes:
Pintos for the environmentally concerned.
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-10-31 02:07:19 PM
2 votes:
Who knew that electricity and water don't mix well?
2012-10-31 09:57:29 PM
1 votes:

question_dj: Fiscker is probably saying "FSCK!"


Reiserfs. Take a stab at it.
2012-10-31 08:15:28 PM
1 votes:

ProfessorOhki: Tom_Slick: natgab: BalugaJoe: Justin Beeber has one.

My first thought: I hope Bieber was in one of them...

Yup and he had it Chromed, the whole car.

I thought you had to be kidding... but... but then...
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... WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? 
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OK, let's be honest. He's young and rich. And like him or not, I don't think I've heard of him actually being a douche.

So, you are (any age) and rich, and you can get a great looking sports car, and you can make it look like LIQUID METAL and DRIVE IN THE FUTURE.

Why wouldn't you do it?!
2012-10-31 07:21:31 PM
1 votes:
But the Karma is inside out!
And it exploded!
2012-10-31 06:58:44 PM
1 votes:

EatTheWorld: WhyteRaven74: You could dump a hundred gallons on one no problem. The problem comes in when you submerge the battery packs, especially if you happen to submerge them in sea water.


other companies make cars with these types of batteries. I could be wrong, maybe every submerged prius, leaf, and fusion that was submerged reacted the same way. But if they didn't, then something is not right with this.


The Prius doesn't use a Lithium battery.
2012-10-31 06:34:41 PM
1 votes:
The conspiracy theorist in me thinks:

Have fire insurance [X]
Have flood insurance [ ]
2012-10-31 06:19:29 PM
1 votes:
The third one burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp.
2012-10-31 05:51:19 PM
1 votes:
"Burns into a puddle of semimolten metal if it rains" seems like a bug that should have been caught pre-production.
2012-10-31 05:47:54 PM
1 votes:
uwaterloo.ca

Pure Lithium dropped into water
2012-10-31 05:45:25 PM
1 votes:
Tesla FTW!
2012-10-31 05:35:20 PM
1 votes:
Lithium ion batteries tend to go poof when water is introduced.
2012-10-31 05:32:58 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: What are these cars made of, pure sodium? That looks like it was one hell of a fire:

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Lsherm: What are these cars made of, pure sodium? That looks like it was one hell of a fire:

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My guess would be aluminum bodies. Lithium batteries hold a shiat-ton of energy, and aluminum melts pretty easily.
 
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