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Oct 04, 2012 (11:59 am)
yeah, I no longer am interested in buying an electric car. When they can build one with a price around $20,000 and a range of 250 miles with a top speed of 90mph I'll be at their door knocking.
Notice how BYD and their e6 have made a gigantic flop of their "dreams" to import the e6 here, with it's range of 250 miles and top speed of 100mph? Right.
Of course, they were planning on charging around $40,000 for that one, too, though.
#805 of 1232 DON"T let your EV get wet
Nov 01, 2012 (4:24 pm)
Burn, Baby, Burn: Fisker Inferno
More than a dozen Fisker Karma plug-in hybrids caught fire at a shipping facility in New Jersey after being submerged in seawater during Hurricane Sandy.
The fire in Port Newark burned 16 of the $100,000 vehicles after a storm surge submerged the cars, which are produced by Anaheim-based Fisker Automotive, the company confirmed.
#806 of 1232 Re: DON"T let your EV get wet [gagrice]
Nov 02, 2012 (7:14 am)
Elon Musk (of Tesla) is cracking up right now.
Leno just tested a Model S and loved it.
Meanwhile, CR's Fisker broke down completely and needed a tow. Embarassing, plus these fires, yikes.
#807 of 1232 Re: DON"T let your EV get wet [ateixeira]
Nov 02, 2012 (7:17 am)
PS Imagine all the environmental damage those fires did, probably more pollution than a good car would put out in its lifetime.
Fiskers have a gas tank, so I bet the gas fuelled the flames (eventually), but the batteries started it.
Salt water in the electrics = not good.
#808 of 1232 Re: DON"T let your EV get wet [ateixeira]
Nov 02, 2012 (1:21 pm)
Maybe the fires that burnt 80 homes were started by a hybrid or EV????
May be a long time till they figure out what happened there.
#809 of 1232 Re: DON"T let your EV get wet [gagrice]
Nov 02, 2012 (1:30 pm)
I wouldn't want to speculate about that, plus I doubt it.
#810 of 1232 Re: DON"T let your EV get wet [ateixeira]
Nov 02, 2012 (1:39 pm)
Usually those things start with a broken natural gas line. I have not found any cause. Fire dept says the start of the fire is unclear.
#811 of 1232 Re: DON"T let your EV get wet [gagrice]
Nov 05, 2012 (8:54 am)
Salt water, electrical shorts, sparks, lots of fuel supplies, ... could be anything.
#813 of 1232 maybe next time leave a bigger gap between the cars too
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 06, 2012 (7:31 pm)
Not that it matters if all the cars are under 5' of seawater.
"After a thorough inspection witnessed by (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) representatives, Fisker engineers determined that the damage to the Karmas was the result of the cars being submerged under 5-8 feet of seawater for several hours that left corrosive salt in a low-voltage Vehicle Control Unit in one Karma," the company said.
"The Vehicle Control Unit is a standard component found in many types of vehicles and is powered by a typical 12V car battery. This residual salt damage caused a short circuit, which led to a fire that heavy winds then spread to other Karmas parked nearby."
Fisker Reveals Cause of Karma Fires During Hurricane Sandy (Inside Line)