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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 22
    More: Scary, Fisker Karma, Fisker, gasoline engines, storm surges  
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13708 clicks; posted to Main » on 31 Oct 2012 at 5:29 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-10-31 05:30:48 PM  
10 votes:
They should stick to making scissors.
2012-10-31 07:37:01 PM  
6 votes:

Rozinante: If my education in movies has taught me anything, it's that gasoline cars burst into flames all the time in the '70s. Give the technology time.

/mom had a Pinto.


dl.dropbox.com
2012-10-31 05:40:18 PM  
5 votes:
A lot of that will buff right out.
2012-10-31 02:56:47 PM  
3 votes:
Pintos for the environmentally concerned.
2012-10-31 02:33:09 PM  
3 votes:
A car that could burst into flame at any time for any number of reasons? That's driving excitement!
2012-11-01 12:32:57 AM  
2 votes:
"... unexplained fires are a matter for the courts... Canyonero!!!"
2012-10-31 06:19:29 PM  
2 votes:
The third one burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp.
2012-10-31 05:51:19 PM  
2 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 05:48:04 PM  
2 votes:
Wow, those Fiskers are FBXRD!

Must be bad Karma.


/ducks
2012-11-01 02:38:00 AM  
1 vote:

i.imgur.com

2012-10-31 10:03:45 PM  
1 vote:

czetie: Given the allegations that Fisker ripped off his technology from Tesla, the Karma may have been appropriately named...


Actually, Fisker lifted the self-immolation technology from Ferrari.
2012-10-31 09:57:29 PM  
1 vote:

question_dj: Fiscker is probably saying "FSCK!"


Reiserfs. Take a stab at it.
2012-10-31 09:56:11 PM  
1 vote:

Indubitably: Indubitably: Urinal Cake Mix: Justin Bieber drives one of these, yeah?

/come on SoCal hurricane!

Hurricane?

It's called the Quake

*)

P.S. Smart businesses would move inland, into the heartland.


Liberals melt in the rain.
2012-10-31 09:15:32 PM  
1 vote:
I told ya the water in Jersey was different!
2012-10-31 08:51:23 PM  
1 vote:

The Jami Turman Fan Club: hutchkc: I don't mind jumping on the Fisker blame game as their cars seem to have a lot of issues. However I can't say I'm too shocked a LION battery submerged in sea water caused an issue. It could be they didn't insulate everything and the current caused heat or that the battery cases weren't quite sealed as they should have been. Seeing as how the last couple issues seem to have been with the battery pack that's where I would look first.

Is it even possible to seal a battery so well that it won't leak when submerged in seawater? The power's got to get out somehow.

/no, a submarine doesn't count. You aren't trying to get electricity out of a submarine.


Well you might not be trying to get electricity out of them, but that's just because you're not hardcore.
2012-10-31 08:48:55 PM  
1 vote:

hutchkc: I don't mind jumping on the Fisker blame game as their cars seem to have a lot of issues. However I can't say I'm too shocked a LION battery submerged in sea water caused an issue. It could be they didn't insulate everything and the current caused heat or that the battery cases weren't quite sealed as they should have been. Seeing as how the last couple issues seem to have been with the battery pack that's where I would look first.


Is it even possible to seal a battery so well that it won't leak when submerged in seawater? The power's got to get out somehow.

/no, a submarine doesn't count. You aren't trying to get electricity out of a submarine.
2012-10-31 08:15:28 PM  
1 vote:

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...
[www.blogcdn.com image 628x405]

... 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 07:52:05 PM  
1 vote:

natgab: BalugaJoe: Justin Beeber has one.

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

/Wasn't he speeding in one crying the paparazzi were after him?



Yup and he had it Chromed, the whole car.

/If you want to blend in buy a beige Camry.
2012-10-31 07:21:31 PM  
1 vote:
But the Karma is inside out!
And it exploded!
2012-10-31 06:00:12 PM  
1 vote:
i1277.photobucket.com

This might show up on the report
2012-10-31 05:36:49 PM  
1 vote:
Not a bug. A feature.
2012-10-31 02:09:30 PM  
1 vote:
Isn't that the car that just died at the Consumer Reports testing facility. They couldn't even get it to the test track and they just gave up?
 
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