Last week, a fire badly damaged the home of a new Fisker Karma owner, and authorities are saying that the electric car was the source of the blaze.The car was a complete loss when you drove it off the lot.
According to Fort Bend County, Texas, chief fire investigator Robert Baker, the Fisker Karma started the fire that spread to the house.
“Yes, the Karma was the origin of the fire, but what exactly caused that we don't know at this time,” he said. The car was a complete loss.
In related news, first responders are being trained to deal with flaming electric cars:
The National Fire Protection Association, Chevrolet and OnStar have partnered to educate first responders about electric vehicles, such as the new Chevrolet Volt. "Prior to the vehicle actually being available for sale, we're training first responders on how to work the Chevy Volt," stated Keith Schultz, Engineer for General Motors.Just pour water on it like all the other car fires.