Authorities continue investigations on the house blaze in Houston which destroyed a new Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid.
The incident took place last week and since then no answers were found on what caused the fire. Fisker Automotive was informed that a garage fire involved three vehicles, among which a Karma sedan which was parked nearby.
The chief fire inspector for Fort Bend County, Texas declared that the fire started in the Karma. Reports say that the owner of the Fisker arrived home in his car, pulled it into the garage and within less than three minutes the car was in flames. It was stated that the car was not plugged in at that time.
Fisker said in a statement that several investigators are involved and that the company doesn’t rule out the possibility of malicious intent or fraud.
“We are aware that fireworks were found in the garage in or around the vehicles,” the statement said. “Also, an electrical panel located in the garage next to the vehicles is also being examined by the investigators as well as fire department officials. Based on initial observations and inspections, the Karma’s lithium ion battery pack was not being charged at the time and is still intact and does not appear to have been a contributing factor in this incident.”
by Ana Cezara Savin
) - Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 - filed under News
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