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Fisker Karma sets fire to a house in the US

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Fisker Karma sets fire to a house in the US

A Fisker Karma vehicle has recently set fire to a house in the United States, in Texas, for no obvious reason.

While the Fisker Karma is slightly becoming a best-seller in Europe, especially in the Netherlands, the model is responsible for setting fire to a house in Texas, United States, for no obvious reason. After the new customer of a Fisker Karma has bought his ride and parked it in the garage, the “green” supercar had burst into flames only three minutes after. Its owner said that the ride wasn’t plugged in and the battery pack wasn’t affected by the fire.

“Yes, the Karma was the origin of the fire, but what exactly cause that we don’t know at this time. The car was brand-new. He still had paper tags on it, so it was 60 days old at most. This looks just like golf car fires we have down here”, said the Fort Bend County, Texas, chief fire investigator, Robert Baker.

s a reminder, the Fisker Karma is coming with a 20 kW lithium-ion battery which is powering the two electric motors in order to develop a total output of 402 horsepower and 1.300 Nm of torque (959 lb-ft). The sedan can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds before reaching a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). A 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine will act as a generator when the battery is depleted and the model can travel up to 83 km (52 miles) on electricity alone, having an overall range of 483 km (300 miles) and averaging 2.5L/100km (112 mpg UK) while emitting 51 grams of CO2 every kilometer.

Source: autoweek.com

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 - filed under News, Others. Image credit: .
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