Just when it seemed like negative headlines were no longer in Fisker Automotive’s future, a fire broke out at the home of a new Fisker Karma owner, badly damaging his home. Officials who investigated the scene that the electric sedan was to blame for the fire.
“Yes, the Karma was the origin of the fire, but what exactly caused that we don’t know at this time,” said Fort Bend County, Texas, chief fire investigator Robert Baker. “The car was a complete loss.”
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Baker said that the drive came home, parked the Fisker in his garage and less than three minutes later the car was up in flames. It’s reported that the Karma was not plugged at the time.
“The car was brand-new,” said Baker. “He still had paper tags on it, so it was 60 days old at [most].” He said that Karma was a post-recall vehicle purchased in April.
Baker estimates the damages by the burning Karma at $100,000 – and that doesn’t include a Mercedes-Benz SUV or his Acura NSX.
- By: Omar Rana